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Windows 7: Old Windows 7 System. Slow. Can I clean it up without losing apps?

11 Apr 2019   #21
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi SJMaye,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by erpster4 View Post
plus reg cleaner programs are overrated and unnecessary (and can sometimes make things worse if you don't know what registry keys to clean out)
I totally agree with erpster4, never, and I mean never, use a registry cleaner, you will end up regreting it for no return at all!


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12 Apr 2019   #22
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I agree. I just put that out there because it seems that using registry cleaners today is du jour and that someone else would suggest it. I have an old version of Norton System Works which has a little program called One Button Checkup that checks for registry errors. It typically finds and fixes things like broken links or ActiveX problems. Nothing earth shaking. I have it scheduled to run once a week.
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12 Apr 2019   #23
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
I agree. I just put that out there because it seems that using registry cleaners today is du jour and that someone else would suggest it. I have an old version of Norton System Works which has a little program called One Button Checkup that checks for registry errors. It typically finds and fixes things like broken links or ActiveX problems. Nothing earth shaking. I have it scheduled to run once a week.

Same here. Been using Ccleaner's registry cleaner function for 15 years and never once had an issue. I install and de-install a ton of freeware on my machine and like to minimize the registry bloat. As long as your System Restore is turned on, its not a big deal. The risk comes in when an inexperienced user just downloads whatever google tells him to.
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12 Apr 2019   #24
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I use Revo Uninstaller for uninstalls, and I know it removes the correct files and reg files. Who wants to bother with System Restore over a few reg entries?
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12 Apr 2019   #25
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Who wants to bother with System Restore over a few reg entries?
Just said its there if you need it. I've never had to use system restore due to a registry cleaner, ever.
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