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Windows 7: Registry Cleaner

16 Jan 2011   #91

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
No registry cleaner is 100% safe or foolproof, even Ccleaner.
I agree with you and the Devs at CCleaner must agree also because they put in an excellent 100% safe and foolproof Registry backup feature along with a default nag screen reminder to use it before each Registry cleaning. The danger is not using the Registry Cleaner in CCleaner the danger comes in not taking a few seconds to do the simple and quick backup provided that will restore the Registry to its original state.


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16 Jan 2011   #92

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
How about none. This is one of many threads here about this,

What is a good, reliable registry cleaner?

and you will be hard pressed to find anyone that will recommend one beyond ccleaner, as it is fairly tame in what it looks for.
It's not only one of the best, but it will give you the option to backup your registry before cleaning it. One other point, when it comes to cleaning the registry, you will find many different opinions as to weather or not it's a good idea to even clean the registry. Some will say that it's better to leave it as it is because cleaning it could get rid of something that you need and could therefore give you some big problems; and who knows, they could be right. I do clean mine sometimes, but wit some reluctance.
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16 Jan 2011   #93

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I have not seen any adverse effects from NOT cleaning the registry in Win 7. Keep in mind that I am not talking about cleaning the registry of Trojan and other Malware keys. That is another subject. Likewise I have not seen any ill effects from cleaning the registry of obsolete keys - those that are definitely associated with and only associated with uninstalled hardware and software. If you are 100% positive the key you are considering deleting belongs to something you have uninstalled, you are probably safe. If you have any doubt, leave it. It will not hurt anything. Never delete anything in the registry or make any registry changes without first backing up the registry.
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17 Jan 2011   #94

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Regarding its 100% safe registry backup, it isnt. The resotre of Ccleaners reg backup just made it worse.

I am just fortunate that I have a day old backup (Acronis of course) to restore from.

All of this stemmed from trying to remove Microsoft Office 2010. It seems the trial makes a reg entry that stuffs the reg if you want to install it again.
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17 Jan 2011   #95

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

zigzag3143- I'm sorry to hear that things went so poorly for you, but with all due respect my experience with the CCleaner backup has been quite different from yours in that it perfectly restored the Registry on the one occasion that I found myself having to use it.

I also uninstalled the the Microsoft Office 2010 bloatware from my new HP Win 7 x64 desktop using Revo Uninstaller Pro x64 and it deftly removed the massive proliferation of leftover Registry keys and values and the computer has been running perfectly ever since. Which makes me glad that the Registry in my new HP computer does not have to continue to be bloated with all that useless junk after the removal of several GB of bloatware as well as trialware that HP installed on it.


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