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Windows 7: Disk cleanup suggestions manual or in a program

09 Oct 2019   #21
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Paul, I've been carefully, surgically, using reg-cleaners ever since win 3.11, even editing ini files. And, have been using Revo Uninstaller Pro for some, I think since W98se. You ready for this, really ready for this?? -- I even have and use Resplendence's Registrar Registry Maintenance, it was part of a bundle deal.


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09 Oct 2019   #22
Paul Black

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

Hi RolandJS,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
You ready for this, really ready for this?? -- I even have and use Resplendence's Registrar Registry Maintenance, it was part of a bundle deal.
I have just had a quick look at their website. It is what you would expect from professional software, and certainly not for Novice users.

Obviously not everyone is an Advanced Power User [like we are] as you can see from some of the replies!
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09 Oct 2019   #23
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

We are power users in some areas, in other areas - maybe not so much :) Also, we are saved by restorable backup images many times throughout the years. I remember for a short time using Iomega Zip drives and software, moved onto Norton Ghost, onto Acronis True Image, now using Macrium Reflect and Image For Windows.
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09 Oct 2019   #24
Paul Black

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

Hi RolandJS,

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Also, we are saved by restorable backup images many times throughout the years.
Oh YES!
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09 Oct 2019   #25
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Paul, I've been carefully, surgically, using reg-cleaners ever since win 3.11, even editing ini files. And, have been using Revo Uninstaller Pro for some, I think since W98se. You ready for this, really ready for this?? -- I even have and use Resplendence's Registrar Registry Maintenance, it was part of a bundle deal.
So you're very careful, but do you have any proof that it improved your computers in any manner? Otherwise it was wasted time. I have 4 computers, 15 minutes here, 15 minutes there...Are you retired?

Fireworks are resplendent. Peacocks are resplendent. Diamonds are resplendent. That site will have to prove it to me.

We're straying from the OP's query about junk cleaners.
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09 Oct 2019   #26
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi RoWin7,

I wouldn't be without Revo Uninstaller, especially the Advanced Scan option [scan for leftover items].
Always advanced, otherwise you could run the Windows one(puke) Years ago I unistalled RealPlayer using the MS Uninstaller, then checked with Revo. Revo found 1500 more RP registry entries. MAJOR DUST BUNNIES! but does it matter? It's just a text file.
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09 Oct 2019   #27
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi RolandJS,


Oh YES!
Unless the whole computer dies, mobo for instance, then you have an extra HD that's no good in any machine. that's why I have multiple machines all running the same OS and similar programs.
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09 Oct 2019   #28
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7
...do you have any proof that it improved your computers in any manner?...We're straying from the OP's query about junk cleaners.
Quoting myself from an earlier post:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS
"While neither speed or performance is enhanced..."
Getting rid of registry dust bunnies is a hobby.
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09 Oct 2019   #29
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Quoting myself from an earlier post: Getting rid of registry dust bunnies is a hobby.
You're retired.
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09 Oct 2019   #30
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Well, I substitute teach during the week in 3 ISDs :) I vacuum the dust bunnies probably 3-4 times yearly. mostly quarterly.

Ok, OP, back to you :)
Quoting a piece of your first post in this thread: "I'm wondering if in Win7 there is a series if suggestions to clean out the deadwood without removing actual in-use programs: things like the AppData and Roaming areas which seem to contain a lot of temp files." One answer: One thing I've been doing for some time: after making shortcuts to appdata local temp directory, windows temp directory, I use those shortcuts to goto said directories and delete everything found therein, mostly just before making image backups.
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