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Windows 7: What is a good, reliable registry cleaner?

20 May 2010   #11
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JamesR404 View Post
I'd give my vote to Tune Up utilities.
I've seen that program cause way too many BSODs to back you up there.


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20 May 2010   #12
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JamesR404 View Post
I'd give my vote to Tune Up utilities.
I've seen that program cause way too many BSODs to back you up there.
Agreed. It trashed my last Vista system so bad I had to buy Win 7 to cheer myself up.

I now have a "no tune up" policy.
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20 May 2010   #13
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

CCleaner has a proven track record.
I have used it for years and have had no problems with it
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20 May 2010   #14
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JamesR404 View Post
I'd give my vote to Tune Up utilities.
I've seen that program cause way too many BSODs to back you up there.
Agreed. It trashed my last Vista system so bad I had to buy Win 7 to cheer myself up.

I now have a "no tune up" policy.
You are wise.
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20 May 2010   #15
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
...use a good uninstaller app like Revo. That'll mostly obviate the need for a registry cleaner and lessen the likelihood of any system damage by the Registry Cleaner.
Absolutely. Much better for targeting specific registry keys than the shotgun approach taken by your standard registry cleaner.
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20 May 2010   #16
kucing13

 

seven works better by default. you don't need 3rd party unless the situation demand you too which is rarely
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21 May 2010   #17
viruzth

XP Pro SP2 x86 & Seven x64 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
CCleaner has a proven track record.
I have used it for years and have had no problems with it
Yup! Agree with your statement.

Using CCleaner (portable version) for both XP x86 and Seven x64. Running so far so good.
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21 May 2010   #18
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I have a few registry cleaners that I have found safe for MY system, but that said, many of the registry cleaners are far too aggressive, and WILL bork your system if you don't know what it is they want to remove. The only registry cleaner I recommend universally is CCleaner. It may not be as thorough, but it is the only program I know of that has caused no problems for anyone I know or have run across.

Using a good uninstaller program (I use Your Uninstaller myself) such as Revo Uninstaller will remove most of the leftover registry entries. CCleaner for the "safest" registry cleaner. A Guy

P.S. ERUNT and NTREGOPT both work fine with Windows 7 if you set a scheduled task for ERUNT, or use this batch file:

http://web.ncf.ca/pat/pdqlib/erunt.html

Description of ERUNT

When the Windows registry gets corrupted, it can mess up your entire system. Emergency Recovery Utility NT--but you can call it ERUNT--lets you back up your registry. With ERUNT's restore folders, you can restore your NT-based system to its full glory. And if your PC's sorry state has reduced you to a mess, too, don't worry; ERUNT doesn't have any complicated settings. You can set ERUNT to automatically backup and restore the folders, too.
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21 May 2010   #19
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I have a few registry cleaners that I have found safe for MY system, but that said, many of the registry cleaners are far too aggressive, and WILL bork your system if you don't know what it is they want to remove. The only registry cleaner I recommend universally is CCleaner. It may not be as thorough, but it is the only program I know of that has caused no problems for anyone I know or have run across.

Using a good uninstaller program (I use Your Uninstaller myself) such as Revo Uninstaller will remove most of the leftover registry entries. CCleaner for the "safest" registry cleaner. A Guy

P.S. ERUNT and NTREGOPT both work fine with Windows 7 if you set a scheduled task for ERUNT, or use this batch file:

PDQ Library: Backup/restore Windows 7 registry using ERUNT

Description of ERUNT

When the Windows registry gets corrupted, it can mess up your entire system. Emergency Recovery Utility NT--but you can call it ERUNT--lets you back up your registry. With ERUNT's restore folders, you can restore your NT-based system to its full glory. And if your PC's sorry state has reduced you to a mess, too, don't worry; ERUNT doesn't have any complicated settings. You can set ERUNT to automatically backup and restore the folders, too.
Have you ever seen the registry get corrupted and bring down a system, other than malware? Neither have I.

The only time I see registry related problems is when someone has run a registry cleaner or optimizer on it.
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21 May 2010   #20
kucing13

 

nah... no matter how complicated technology is,you still need manpower to operate
.System break down when the person itself operate the reg tool
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