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Windows 7: Recommended Registry Cleaner for Win 7 64bit

29 Jan 2010   #41
CapnCrunch

Win7 x64
 
 

You know....everyones suggestions are good.In the end we all have different ways of doing things.I found this thread because I just made the move from XP32 to Win 7 X64.My machine originally came with Vista 64 but Vista could not run any of the music apps I needed at the time so I ran XP 32 for full compatibility even though I had a 64 bit processor.I am constantly installing and uninstalling apps as well as making portables.If you use thinapp as much as I do reinstalling windows after every portable is just not practical.For someone like me I need a good reg cleaner as to clean out my reg after I make a portable as to make sure the app will run correctly and not use an existing entry in my reg.I made the mistake of thinking that my older reliable XP reg cleaners would be just as reliable with Win 7.....ummmm....NO!!! I had to reinstall Win 7 again because they wiped my system to the point that I could not even do a disk recovery!!! I tried everyones suggestions here and I personally like Comodo and Regseeker as they fit my exact needs.Thanks to all for their input here in this thread in helping me find the right tools.


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29 Jan 2010   #42
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Welcome CapnCrunch,

I personally prefer CCleaner, It's Free and works Great.
CCleaner - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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29 Jan 2010   #43
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Been using it for 6 years. never broke a program:

Registry Mechanic® 9 for Windows®

Special discounted price:

[link removed]
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29 Jan 2010   #44
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Been using it for 6 years. never broke a program:

Registry Mechanic® 9 for Windows®
You've been throwing money away for 6 years. These programs do nothing for performance.
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29 Jan 2010   #45
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am historically not a fan of the registry cleaner utilities either. While I have used them in the past, my results have really been hit or miss. It's fixed a few problems and it's caused a few problems.

I wholeheartedly believe in simply keeping your machine clean and not installing lots of applications. I've found 2 things which work well for accomplishing this
#1). Use a software package like Acronis True Image which includes Try and Decide mode. You simply turn it on, and it records all changes to the system. If you find in a few minutes that the app you were trying wasn't "the bomb", then you simply shut off Try and Decide and it reverts your hard drive back to the way it was
#2). Do testing and playing around in a virtual machine.
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30 Jan 2010   #46
lordvader

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
if you need to clean your registry then the ONLY sensible solution is a Windows re-install.

After re-install just backup the OS before installing anything - only takes around 15 mins -- so if the software is no good or you want to get rid of it just restore the previous OS image.

(Keep the OS in its own partition - separate from your DATA such as music, videos etc etc).

Cheers
jimbo

+1 Jimbo.. well said. I use Acronis to image my system drive and it has never let me down...




why would we buy Acronis ?
when Image back software come FREE with Windows 7
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30 Jan 2010   #47
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lordvader View Post
why would we buy Acronis ?
when Image back software come FREE with Windows 7
Because the 3rd party utilities like Acronis True Image come with more functionality and additional features. Acronis in particular comes with Try and Decide...which allows you to more or less take a snapshot of your drive (in a matter of seconds), then install software, patches, etc and evaluate how they run. At the end, you can disable Try and Decide and you have the option to commit your changes to the hard drive or revert back to the way it was. I picked up Acronis True Image Home 2010 for $23.99 from NewEgg and for the Try and Decide feature alone, it was worth $24.
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30 Jan 2010   #48
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lordvader View Post
why would we buy Acronis ?
when Image back software come FREE with Windows 7
If you move the Image file to another storage location for any reason ..
You just Broke it .. and this restriction bothers me.


Acronis can work with any of your computers ... Is not crippled ..
and W7 Imaging is stuck with W7
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30 Jan 2010   #49
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

None - not needed.
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31 Jan 2010   #50
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Been using it for 6 years. never broke a program:

Registry Mechanic® 9 for Windows®
You've been throwing money away for 6 years. These programs do nothing for performance.
I used to work for them and they gave my a 8 year free license to all their programs

I can guarantee you it certainly does clean up your compeer, thereby increasing speed.
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