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Windows 7: Built in registry checker

24 May 2010   #11
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Does Windows 7 have a built in way of checking, cleaning and repairing the registry?
Layback Bear,
Not specifically.

Should you be tempted to look elsewhere for a registry cleaner -

Note - IMO - there is no reliable way for a third party program to know whether any particular key is invalid, redundant or neither. Some registry cleaners may not know for sure whether a key is still being used by Windows or what detrimental effects removing it may have. This has led to examples of registry cleaners causing loss of functionality and/or system instability.


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24 May 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

Registry cleaners have a bad name because of a spate of pop-up ads that sell phony Registry cleaners as a sales scam with no real genius behind them.

This shortchanges the CCleaner, which over years fine-tuned their combination Disk and Registry cleaner to where it rarely makes mistakes. No active registry key is touched, only those remaining shells that clog the Reg. You can back up and later re-merge the Reg keys removed, although I no longer do that because it is that good.

The CCleaner stands apart from all others including DiskCleanup as the state-of-the-art industry standard. Running it monthly followed by the other best-in-field, Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers, keeps all of my installs perfectly clean and ordered with nary a single issue here in ten years time.
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15 Jun 2010   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Sorry it took so long to get back to you nice folks. I'm not having any problems. I'm just wanted to know some things to do if I have a problem. SFC /SCANNOW would be the first step. Thanks again for your help.
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15 Jun 2010   #14
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

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28 Jun 2010   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Thanks for all the post. No I'm not having any problems. No I have not used a registry any thing. Was just wondering if M/S has one and is it any good. If they can't make one that people trust, I guess there is no such thing.
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28 Jun 2010   #16
madtownidiot

 

The only effective way to have a clean registry is to install windows on a clean HDD, install the programs you're going to use, and don't change anything. Everything else makes tracks
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28 Jun 2010   #17
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

the registry is tiny , you could put redundant keys in there for the next 40 years and it wouldnt have any effect on its performance , so cleaning redundant reg keys is safe..................just pointless
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28 Jun 2010   #18
madtownidiot

 

I guess it all depends on how much useless information you want your system to process while you're trying to get it to do something useful.
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29 Jun 2010   #19
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I guess it all depends on how much useless information you want your system to process while you're trying to get it to do something useful.
it doesnt process any of the useless information , the registry doesnt work that way
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29 Jun 2010   #20
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I guess it all depends on how much useless information you want your system to process while you're trying to get it to do something useful.
it doesnt process any of the useless information , the registry doesnt work that way
Exactly. Win7's registry is very efficient.
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