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

14 Aug 2010   #51
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Well... I really don't know why some people says that registry cleaners are tricky or bad... I've used that kind of software since more or less 5 years, and XP was perfect... and now in 7 works great.

I reccommnd the combination of CCleaner and Tuneup Utilities, sometimes CCleaner detects errors that Tuneup don't, and you can use the registry defrag, I used it many times and I get no problems, but faster boot times (over 1 or 2 secs, not THAT much BTW).

Use the latest CCleaner and Tune Up 2010, they are the perfect combination.

See ya!!


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14 Aug 2010   #52
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

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dude, stop, weve heard it enough times
His opinion is valid, whether you want to read it or not.
What's the point of that?
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15 Aug 2010   #53
Jester45

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I use CCleaner but not every often. Stick with the advice of most of the people here don't fix something that is not broken. If everything is running fine leave the registry alone. But if you think there is a problem CCleaner is pretty good at not messing up your computer. But before you click the button to just clean everything READ what its deleting.

Although CCleaner works good a way to keep your registry from getting mucked up is using a virtual machine or sandboxie to test new software or software you might only use once.

"an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"
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15 Aug 2010   #54
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I am a BSOD analyst, and I'll just say I see many crashes caused by people using these registry cleaners, TuneUp Utilities included.
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15 Aug 2010   #55
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

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The best registry cleaner for Win7 is:

leaving it alone
dude, stop, weve heard it enough times
Yeah, but he's right.
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11 Sep 2010   #56
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Jonathan_Kingpost # 19
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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That is the best answer to the question I have ever seen. Thank you Mr. King.
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28 Feb 2014   #57
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

'The only time I see registry related problems is when someone has run a registry cleaner or optimizer on it.'

spot on - if it ain't broke, keep fixing it till it is.

Many years ago, when I first started out with computers, I actually fell for one of these 'clean out the junk files from the registry' bits of nonsense. After 'cleaning' I restarted and the **** wouldn't boot. Had to take it to a repair shop to re-install Windows.
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28 Feb 2014   #58
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

These are the only system cleaning tools I use,
Temp files delete,
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/
Disk cleanup and System cleanup,
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/818-disk-cleanup-open-use.html
https://www.sevenforums.com/news/307588-update-available-enables-you-delete-outdated-windows-update.html
Of course a fresh install is the best way to limit the need for any third party cleaners,
And a good security combination,
Cheers.
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02 Mar 2014   #59
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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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.
I also have a "no tune up" policy. The only tools I use are Disk Cleanup, Disk Defragmenter, and Revo (only when a program cannot be uninstalled through normal means)
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02 Mar 2014   #60
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Don't know how many times we beat these horses to death...
Best AV
Best Optimizer
Best Registry Cleaners

If would be best if we leave them along the roadside and let Windows 7 do its thing.
Best I quit ranting and make my best dinner for my BEST WIFE of 47 years. Best move I ever made.
THW
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