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Windows 7: Recommended Registry Cleaner for Win 7 64bit

31 Jan 2010   #51
cyberman

windows 7
 
 

Hi

I have tried many registry cleaners over the years.

As others have said, take Images regularly as a fall back should anything go wrong.
Images are also the best way to clean out newly installed software you do not want to keep.

Some cleaners have trashed my system to varying degrees, CCleaner included.
As well CCleaner cleans very few entries.

What i have used with no ill-effects are:

Wise Registry Cleaner (free)
RegCure
jv16
TuneUp
Registry Mechanic
Glary Utilities (free)
MS RegClean (a very old MicroSoft developed cleaner no longer developed-this cleans out lots of entries)
RegSeeker (free) -only the green (safe) entries
AML Free Registry Cleaner (free)
Comodo Registry Cleaner (free) - now replaced and repackaged with Comodo bloat-ware bubdle which actually trashed my system and I no longer use

None so far have caused any issues (that i am aware of as of writing this)
Each cleaner targets slightly different reg entries so using more than 1 cleans more effectively (or trashes your system better i hear some of you say)

Run a cleaner or two after deinstalling a piece of software and see how many registry entries remain for the software supposedly removed.

The more software you install and remove the more your registry loads up with crap.
I say this needs to be cleaned out now and again.

I admit cleaning the registry does not seem to make a noticable speed difference.

Occasionally however, a registry clean up has sorted some minor issues because mis-information remained.

I recently scanned the Crashes and Debugging forum on this site. Lots of BSOD issues.

I have upgraded XP to Vista and Vista to Windows 7 with no issues.
Maybe it's because my registry is regularly cleaned out.
Maybe some of these Win7 BSOD issue could be fixed, especially upgrades, with a thorough registry clean out before and after.

*Always be in a position to reinstate your system when changing your registry*

cheers


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31 Jan 2010   #52
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
The more software you install and remove the more your registry loads up with crap.
I say this needs to be cleaned out now and again.

If you uninstall your programs with the Revo Uninstaller, then this should not be necessary. And if you do not get any performance gain, why clean?
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31 Jan 2010   #53
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
The more software you install and remove the more your registry loads up with crap.
I say this needs to be cleaned out now and again.

If you uninstall your programs with the Revo Uninstaller, then this should not be necessary. And if you do not get any performance gain, why clean?
Registry cleaning had become less and less important from any performance gain "claims" viewpoint. However I have found it does come in handy when troubleshooting spyware infestations on occasion (rename the suspect spyware - see if it creates registry reference that cannot be resolved, etc, etc).

That said I use CCleaner for "simple" cleaning. It is relatively safe. JV16, Regcleaner, Regcure, Norton Utilities once had a fairly nice one and others can be very dangerous when used by the average "user" who will not image their system before a rigorous cleaning.
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31 Jan 2010   #54
WiNd0Ws7

Windows Se7en Ultimate 7600.16385.090713-1255 (x86)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
The more software you install and remove the more your registry loads up with crap.
I say this needs to be cleaned out now and again.

If you uninstall your programs with the Revo Uninstaller, then this should not be necessary. And if you do not get any performance gain, why clean?
I agree and my preferred uninstaller is Total Uninstall Pro.
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31 Jan 2010   #55
BillS22

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Did you know that Acronics Emergency Boot Disk does not support Wireless Mouse and Keyboard?

I too use Acronics, only to learn that I could not use my mouse and keyboard when booting to the rescue disk.
Acronics has confirmed this issue. They recommend using a USB or PS2 Mouse and keyboard.

Not good.....
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31 Jan 2010   #56
noyb

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

I just had a problem with a USB mouse and keyboard.
The mouse was dead ... used the cursor and enter keys to get past the ATI boot screen ...
then the mouse started working.
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31 Jan 2010   #57
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I add my vote for ccleaner. However, do as the above post says and back up your registry first.
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31 Jan 2010   #58
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BillS22 View Post
Did you know that Acronics Emergency Boot Disk does not support Wireless Mouse and Keyboard?

I too use Acronics, only to learn that I could not use my mouse and keyboard when booting to the rescue disk.
Acronics has confirmed this issue. They recommend using a USB or PS2 Mouse and keyboard.

Not good.....
Just keep a wired keyboard and mouse around. Seems simple enough. Of course, I only use wired keyboards and mice...so not an issue for me.
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01 Feb 2010   #59
cyberman

windows 7
 
 

luckily, i have no problems using both wireless keyboard and mouse when booting with Acronis Emergency Boot Disk

though, i do recall long long time ago having to use hardwired mouse/keyboard but this could have been with XP
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01 Feb 2010   #60
cyberman

windows 7
 
 

hey WHS

i tried Revo long time ago and never came to grips with it
the program did not seem to search all files and registry to find left over bits
maybe i will have another try and see if it does what i want

i find manually searching all files (using a great program called 'Everything' and then a manual scan/search of the registry works great, often finding software remnants that reg cleaners do not
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