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Iolo System Mechanic 8 Professional

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#1 compunerd


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Posted 16 July 2008 - 10:19 PM

Hi All,

Any one using Iolo System Mechanic 8 Professional? I'm currently using SM7P because when I updated to SM8P, I would start it up, and an initailization screen comes up, then, nothing else after that. Any Ideas?

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:46 AM

The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results". 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 could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 03:06 AM

I read the blurb on System Mechanic a long while ago and it certainly sounded like a 'must have', so I bought it on a very good special.

I happened to mention this on a tech forum and the pros all threw their hands up in the air warning of dire consequences, as dc3 has done here, so it is still sitting on the shelf unopened.

It is your computer, and your choice what you run on it, but be aware of the possible consequences.


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