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Windows 7: Need Registry Cleaner/Defragger

03 Mar 2010   #1
juanantoniod

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Need Registry Cleaner/Defragger

Hello everyone,

I know this has been discussed here before, but I do not think there was ever a solid resolution as to what was the BEST Registry Cleaner/Defragger for Win7. I tried using RegistryPatrol, as is suggested by the guy who writes the long paper on optimizing your system. However it did not seem to write to my screen properly, so I did not think it would be good enough to be a Windows 7 registry cleaner. (I mean, do you really want a program that cannot even do a simple screen write fooling around with your computer's "brain"?)

Then I read a review here recommending Windows 7 Manager. Sure enough, it does have every feature imaginable. Although it did freeze up on the duplicate file deletion portion of the software. Also, the registry cleaner/fixer had registry entries which it said were invalid, but were for files I recognized, like the .PST file that Outlook uses. Not good. Furthermore, it gave no explanation of the reason it had chosen these entries for deletion. I opted out of that and am now searching for a good registry fixer. I do not want one that will catch thousands of errors because I do not have that many.

What I DO want is one that, in addition to listing the entries it wants to eliminate, gives the reason why it is eliminating them. Does anything like this exist? Oh, I would also like one that tells me which programs are setting themselves up to run in the background for auto updating, so that I can disable them.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Juan


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03 Mar 2010   #2
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Used by many people here - CCleaner
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03 Mar 2010   #3
juanantoniod

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks, I will give that a try. I was actually leaning toward that one until I read a negative review here. But with your blessing, I will check it out.

Best wishes,

Juan
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03 Mar 2010   #4
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No harm in trying it, plus it's a bonus that it's actually quite a good free program.
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03 Mar 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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03 Mar 2010   #6
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You don't need extra software to break Windows 7. Use CCleaner if you must and nothing else.
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03 Mar 2010   #7
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juanantoniod View Post
Hello everyone,

I know this has been discussed here before, but I do not think there was ever a solid resolution as to what was the BEST Registry Cleaner/Defragger for Win7.

Juan
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Well, no doubt some will disagree but there is virtually no benefit in "cleaning" the registry. There are occasions when directly editing the registry to fix specific problems is necessary, but just removing unused keys involves a lot of risk with no benefit. On the other hand defragging the registry occasionally has at least the perceivable value of reducing it's size a little. Perhaps it even improves efficiency, though I don't know how that could be measured. What is it you really want to achieve? There are many other things that can be done to improve/maintain good performance.
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03 Mar 2010   #8
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juanantoniod View Post
Hello everyone,

I know this has been discussed here before, but I do not think there was ever a solid resolution as to what was the BEST Registry Cleaner/Defragger for Win7.

Juan
.
Well, no doubt some will disagree but there is virtually no benefit in "cleaning" the registry. There are occasions when directly editing the registry to fix specific problems is necessary, but just removing unused keys involves a lot of risk with no benefit. On the other hand defragging the registry occasionally has at least the perceivable value of reducing it's size a little. Perhaps it even improves efficiency, though I don't know how that could be measured. What is it you really want to achieve? There are many other things that can be done to improve/maintain good performance.
I'd agree, although CCleaner cleaned out 300mb of Opera's internet cache, so it is useful. As for the registry, cleaners have no effect.
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04 Mar 2010   #9
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Several suggestions

I use several different programs, Advanced SystemCare3, CCleaner and Glary Utilities (each one complains about different things, so I use all of them).

I amost always run CCleaner when I shut down my browser (It only takes a few seconds to clean up the accumulated Internet junk). You can set the cleaner to run automatically, but I think that you have to manually clean the Registry.
It is supposed to be able to kill Flash cookies.
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I run Glary Utilities fairly regularly (after installs and before HDD images). It includes a Registry Defragmenter, as well as other useful tools.

I only run ASC3 occasionally. It always claims that it can improve my PCs performance, if I buy the retail version (a 200% improvement sounds like garbage to me). It seems to clean OK though. It has a driver backup tool (although I am not sure how you restore the backups).

Always remember to do Registry backups and/or set System Restore points, just in case.
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04 Mar 2010   #10
reni2040

windows 7 64bit
 
 

you can give a try to Auslogics Disk Defrag and Registry cleaner.

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