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Are There Any Free Registry Cleaners?

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#1 ichigozu


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Posted 25 November 2007 - 09:21 PM

ive had problems with my computer ive heard that i may need a registry cleaner.i wanna know if its possible to do this manually and ive been told to make backup files? how do i do this i have windows xp pro edt. any! help plz

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 09:29 PM

There is a few of these programs around but I would lean to the side of caution.....some of these so called reg cleaners can cause more harm than good. You say you have had some trouble with your PC, what sort of problems?

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 09:47 PM

Before resorting to a reg. cleaner, have a look at this thread for help
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 07:46 AM

The best free registry cleaners:


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Posted 26 November 2007 - 08:57 AM

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Modifying your registry can damage your operating system beyond repair!

Before proceeding, backup your registry! NOW!!

Recommended registry utility. ERUNT Registry Backup

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 10:58 AM

Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications. There are a number of them available and some are more safe than others. Keep in mind that no two registry cleaners work entirely the way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad" entry. One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause a problem when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work. Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly can have disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again..
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 11:34 AM

I certainly agree that registry cleaners should be used with the most extreme caution, and every candidate for deletion should be reviewed carefully. This implies that, unless you are very knowledgeable about computer programmes, applications, and file structures, using cleaners should be avoided. The potential improvements to your computer are very small, and the dangers are great.
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