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Windows 7: Regseeker destroys W7 Registry

06 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Build 7601 RTM)
Regseeker destroys W7 Registry

I don't know if anyone got this, first time i went using W7, i was using the Regseeker for, problems fix, but then, suddently the computer went slow, a lot of crashes.. and stuff like, WMP problems, Firefox closing itself...

Solution for me? Formating, installing all over again...
Not knowing that the culprit was the Regseeker, i was using it again... And again glitches... So i did a repair install and all started working again...

Not i've left RegSeeker, i'm using tune-up utilities 2010 and works like charm, everything is now ok..

So, my recomendation?

Stay Away From REGSEEKER

i hope that this is usefull for preventing bugs.

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06 Dec 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

I recommend staying away from all reg cleaner/optimizers unless you know what your doing. They usually do more harm than good.
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06 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Build 7601 RTM)

Yeah but tune-up been working very well, fixes most of things, without causing any trouble
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06 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

OUCH! That's why one should stay away or backup before cleaning the registry as it can mess up the system because sometimes it deletes valid and important keys which can make the OS unstable or leaving it in a corrupt state.
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06 Dec 2009   #5
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

Ehh, using reg cleaners is something you do when you know what your doing, only one i trust is CCLeaner.
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06 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

Regseeker is only for very advanced users.

I use it myself, but you need to go over every entry.

If this just occurred, look in the backup folder and double-click on the first .reg file.
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06 Dec 2009   #7
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
only one i trust is CCLeaner.
Which for me is like using nothing. It has never been able to clean/delete keys of services of any uninstalled software that used that part of the registry. But, to be fair, I haven't found a cleaner yet that can do this. I've always done it manually after an uninstall by gaining permission then deleting. I do agree with staying away from cleaners unless you know what your doing or have some type of rollback software installed such as Eaz-Fix.
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06 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

I've been running PC Tools Registry Mechanic for 6 years and have not had any problems, except one pertaining the the services.'

It was easily fixable with the automatic backup in Registry Mechanic.
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06 Dec 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP


Please don't find out the hard way what Win7 beta testers have come to learn over the past year:

Windows 7 needs no optimizing or tweaking whatsoever, just normal settings choices.

It is perfectly engineered and learned well all of the lessons of the Vista debacle.
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06 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

No offense, but I have to disagree there.

When you install programs an d decide you don't like it, the Uninstaller does a bad job at removing registry entries.

I can almost guarantee you, that if you open Regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE you will find entries there that were not removed.

Not cleaning the registry is like not cleaning out your temp files or running CCleaner
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