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Windows 7: Registry Cleaners, Optimizers and Uninstallers

04 Jun 2010   #21
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xiezhoupeng351 View Post
I don't suggest you use optimizer, I have used a few before and usually after some time, the system was affected.
You can 'Run' the following command
cleanmgr /sageset:99 (then select all you want to clean)
cleanmgr /SAGERUN:99 (it will delete what you choose)

It's a powerful tool of Windows, and won't affect your system any all.
Good post and good information.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by si8mon View Post
Another good Defragger is Defraggler by the developers of Ccleaner (Piriform).
Yes, it is a good program.


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05 Jun 2010   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

There's this tutorial at the link below for those that haven't seen it.


How to Use Extended Disk Cleanup in Windows 7
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12 Jul 2010   #23
winsupertweaker

W7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Programs like Revo Uninstaller and CCleaner DO work. Just saying.
Yes, I agree. Revo and CCleaner are nice additions to anyone's Windows OS. However, when the Registry cleaner is used, a person should still be vigilant about what to "fix". All in all I give the registry cleaner a "thumbs up". It's not as powerful as the pay-for cleaners and therefore does not rip the registry to shreds. None the less---if one uses it, they should be certain they have created a "System Restore" before doing so either through the program or through System Protection.


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13 Jul 2010   #24
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Excellent advice, niceget.
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13 Jul 2010   #25
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Don't waste your time with registry cleaners or defrag programs. They are unnecessary in Windows 7. If you want faster, add more RAM or get a separate DX9 card with 128MB RAM, which is around $20-25 in most cases. It's well worth it to have Aero.
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14 Jul 2010   #26
Misfortune

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

What about defragmenting the registry? When I used XP, there was a small program called NTREGOPT that I used.
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14 Jul 2010   #27
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Win 7 is not XP, no reg cleaners or any other kind are needed.
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14 Jul 2010   #28
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

In a nutshell, Registry defragger programs are a myth, too. They might trim the registry size by 8-12MB; but will not improve operating system performance. In fact, your programsí performance will decrease.

Win 7 is nothing like XP. You can forget all you learned about tweaking XP; it will not work for Win 7.

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14 Jul 2010   #29
MelenG

Vista
 
 
I Love Crap Cleaner

I use c cleaner for years now and I'm very happy with it. Even happier that they now have a product upgrade to accommodate Windows 7.

Though many people are still skeptic about registry cleaner software I still prefer to have them. Using a valid registry utility program should be able to prove these people wrong. I used to have problems with my computer but once I use my cleaner application my computer's spend dramatically changes so I don't see any reason why shouldn't I use it with my Windows 7. Even if they say that it is already a complete package I still believe that employing a third party registry cleaner will do more good otherwise these product provider would have ceased developing a Windows 7 compatible version of their applications.
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15 Jul 2010   #30
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I have seen folks post here with problems because they blindly followed Ccleaner and messed up their registries,. Registry cleaners should only be used by folks who are experienced with what should be in the registry and what should not. If you are in the category, that is good. I use Ccleaner, too, but I rarely use the registry portion. Windows 7 manages the registry very well. There are some very solid reasons not to use a registry cleaner on Win 7 - unless you are truly versed in the registry. Win 7 is nothing like XP.
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