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Windows 7: So, just what *is* the Consensus on Reg Cleaners?

26 Sep 2010   #11
James Colbert


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I don't use registry cleaners and don't suggest that others use them either.

My philosophy is different. Rather than use a registry cleaner to clean up your machine AFTER the fact, I simply choose to not installs tons of crap that I later need to get rid of. Instead, I keep the box clean, make a clean image and keep it clean. When I want to test or play, there is always a VM that I can test in.
And a good philosophy it is, one that I follow as well (with the exception of using a VM...I make regular images with Acronis TI, from which I restore when expedient).


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27 Sep 2010   #12

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi all
roughly the same as PPARKS1.

Install stuff on a Virtual machine first then if OK install on a Real machine.

If I need to CLEAN the registry it's SYSTEM RESTORE time for me too.

If you don't like Virtual Machines why not image your system before each Software (or set of) software installs.

Then if the stuff doesn't work just restore a previous image -- saves mucking about with Reg cleaners and uninstall programs.

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27 Sep 2010   #13
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

i would much rather have a slightly-dirty working registry, than a squeaky-clean broken one.

you don't get any performance boost, nor do you get less errors by 'cleaning' i don't bother.
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28 Sep 2010   #14
James Colbert


Again, thanks to all for your opinions. It certainly makes it easier to stay on track.

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 So, just what *is* the Consensus on Reg Cleaners?

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