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

21 May 2010   #21
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

+1 99% of all computer problems are caused by the USER


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21 May 2010   #22
kucing13

 

and 1% ?
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21 May 2010   #23
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

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and 1% ?
Hardware/other.

Oli
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21 May 2010   #24
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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and 1% ?
Hardware/other.

Oli
Hmm...can't backup that statistic either. Take a look in the Crashes section and see how many BSODs are caused by the user.
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21 May 2010   #25
kucing13

 

thats why i thought of creating section for BSOD only... most of the probs in the forum about BSOD
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21 May 2010   #26
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I use CCleaner for cleaning up my computer but i don't use their registry cleaner much.

The only time I feel I need to clean up the windows 7 registry is after uninstalling a program (i uninstall and install a lot of programs on my comp) and for that task i use Revo Uninstaller. Revo uninstalls any program on your computer (using the program's uninstaller) and thens scans your Registry for leftovers of that program.

Other then that, the Windows 7 registry handles itself quite well and registry programs will do more harm then good to your computer.
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21 May 2010   #27
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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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.
Exactly! Well said.
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21 May 2010   #28
kucing13

 

in short for REG CLEANER. "don't use it if you think you don't have to"
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21 May 2010   #29
gregrocker

 

Again, CCleaner Registry tab will not mess up your Registry or computer in any way. It is not in the same class as Registry Cleaners which are mostly a sales operation and not a finely tuned, state-of-the-art cleaner which has achieved a peak of perfection.

After Revo'ing all the bloatware on a factory install, CCleaner will often find 200+ inactive registry keys to remove which Revo has left behind.

The next step for CCleaner is to replace msconfig with more user-friendly Startup item descriptions than it now has, similar to Windows Defender's Software Explorer which is disabled by install of the new free AV leader, MS Security Essentials.
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21 May 2010   #30
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hate to contradict you Greg, but I messed up the family computer pretty good using CCleaner registry cleaner.

I guess it could also have been Revo. I was cleaning up that day. Long story short, I did a clean install a bit later to fix it.
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