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Windows 7: Registry Cleaners?

10 Aug 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I don't use them instead I use what you call a registry finder and I can call out what I want to find by the name of the drivers or product that needs to be completely uninstalled. The program will create a delete.reg file for the keys I want to remove and not depend on what a so called cleaner finds cause like said in previous posts commercial cleaners don't know whats valid and whats not. As far as what DeaconFrost said ATI which I have and hate do install a lot of regs that need to be cleaned out.

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10 Aug 2011   #12

Windows 7 64 bit

As long as you take the precaution of backing up your registry before using Ccleaner, I can't see that it will cause that much damage.

Quick boot into safe mode and restore the registry.
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11 Aug 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I'm with you. Even though I've used CCleaner on dozens of computers of the years without issue, I still create the undo file on my desktop each time. I've never had to use it, but it is one extra mouse click, so why not?
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11 Aug 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Im pretty much with pparks on the video driver issue.

I typically do not uninstall, or clean up for a driver update. Simply Update over the existing installation.
I do however, set all settings back to default for the update but thats it.

I've never had a issue going this route myself.

The only exception was when I was switching from ATI to Nvidia.
After uninstalling all ATI software, I deleted old Folders left behind and ATI reg. keys. (Driver Sweeper)

But now back to updating over top of existing drivers.
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11 Aug 2011   #15

windows seven

Never an issue with CCleaner, used on dozens of pcs.
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