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Windows 7: Registry Cleaner

09 Oct 2010   #71
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Yeah, remove only those keys you know are now abandoned and useless. But again I can't trust Revo to remove all of them and remove only those that are safe to remove. I love your attitude towards maintenance and backup Maxxwire. You really want most of it cleaned and you want to be sure. Looking at your systems specs, you have one of the best systems here in this forum and most people won't even bother about maintenance with that kind of machine but you do.


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09 Oct 2010   #72
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
If you use their uninstaller (Not the add or remove Programs one the one you can download from their website) or programs such as Revo uninstaller it would remove those left over keys.
Prevention is better an cure
Personally I wouldn't trust Norton to remove all registry keys, values and files because even after using Revo I came across Norton folders in several obscure places on my computers. I agree that prevention is the best cure and I have 3 backup drives with Win 7 System Images of different varieties and at least 1/2 dozen Macrium Reflect Images to use in case I need to completely restore either of the computers in less than 5 minutes.

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Generally the uninstall tools provided by the manufacturer work very well and are reliable. When you think about it, the program manufacturer is the only one who knows what the program puts on your computer and where it puts it. I have had no problem with the uninstall tools provided by the manufactures for their security programs.
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09 Oct 2010   #73
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
I love your attitude towards maintenance and backup Maxxwire. You really want most of it cleaned and you want to be sure. Looking at your systems specs, you have one of the best systems here in this forum and most people won't even bother about maintenance with that kind of machine but you do.
Thank you for the compliment. My last computer was an HP Vista laptop where I learned early on that running a clean machine made a dramatic difference in the computer's performance. My experience so far with my HP Win 7 desktop has taught me that proper maintenance is important to both computers, but the one with the lesser specs benefits the most by far nevertheless I try to maintain the Win 7 computer even though the benefits are less dramatic but still noticeable.

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09 Oct 2010   #74
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I have use REVO for a long time and if used with due diligents it does a great job. I also use Ccleaner because for what ever reason anti viruses still leave trash behind. It really doesn't mater who made the program. Norton is the worst I have ever removed. I think what most of us are saying, that fix all button is not a wise move in any program that isn't part of the operating system. I have been using computers for years, that does not make me a computer expert only a computer owner that is learning from sites like this. If in dough don't do it. Ask for help here.
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09 Oct 2010   #75
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I have use REVO for a long time and if used with due diligence it does a great job. I also use Ccleaner.
These are two excellent programs that I have used for many years also and they have saved me many hours of hunting down leftovers in the Registry and on the HDD where some programs can leave 1,000's of each!

~Maxx~
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15 Oct 2010   #76
finnemich

windows xp
 
 

this problem also show on my computer then i used registry cleaner software and PC fix just one click try any free registry cleaner
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15 Oct 2010   #77
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

That one click stuff can lead to big trouble. Why would you trust a program written by developers who do not have access to the core code of Win 7? Only delete registry keys you know are useless. Do not depend on a third party program to tell you they are useless. A third party program is making a guess and it can be the wrong guess.
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15 Oct 2010   #78
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Do not depend on a third party program to tell you they are useless. A third party program is making a guess and it can be the wrong guess.
That's why programs like CCleaner and Revo Uninstaller Pro x64 have Registry Backups in fact Revo does an automatic Full Registry Backup every day!

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15 Oct 2010   #79
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

And that is why I sparingly use both Revo and Ccleaner registry cleaners.
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15 Oct 2010   #80
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
And that is why I sparingly use both Revo and Ccleaner registry cleaners.
That is wise advise to all Win 7 users.

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