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#1 jlo666

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 10:56 AM

Just taking a poll to see what users here think is the best registry cleaner/repair prog (in your opinion) so that I can choose one for my self, as I don't have much experience in the matter... and I'm thinking that my registry is getting really bloated as many times as I have installed/ uninstalled things and as many changes as I have made to the poor thing... I'm running xp pro sp2. I appeciate any help, thanks.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 11:01 AM

I'm starting to side with Microsoft in this, and am thinking that there may not be a great need to clean the registry out.

A good uninstaller program (to remove the bloat leftover by uninstalled programs is a must).

For tools, I'd suggest RegClean v4.1 (no longer supported by Microsoft) and NTREGOPT (comes with ERUNT also) - they're freeware and well-respected across the web.

Quite a lot of folks on forums also recommend EasyCleaner.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 11:01 AM

Fred Langa, www.langa.com, just did an overview of ten different registry cleaners.

http://www.informationweek.com/story/showA...cleID=171203805

the langalist is a wonderful resource and the standard edition is free.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 11:39 AM

Since you don't have much experience in the matter of cleaning the registry, as you've stated, I suggest you stay out of the registry.

Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.
If you're not having any problems, why go looking for troubles.

If you insist on messing around in the registry, don't forget to do a registry backup, before making any changes.
Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:
Backing up the Registry
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Posted 25 November 2005 - 12:26 PM

I wouldn't think of going into the registry manually without creating a back-up :thumbsup:

I was essentially just taking a poll of what users think the best registry cleaners are... then I will do some research and choose one for myself.

I know somewhat about the registry... enough to navigate with regedit and find a specific key and edit it- if someone tells me what exactly I am doing beforehand (specific key/value ect...)... I'm not good enough to "freehand edit" the registry if you will- but I want to be :flowers:

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 12:47 PM

Admittedly, playing with registry can cause problems. But the research that Fred Langa did suggests that not cleaning up registry, particularly if you add and delete programs and or files regularly, then not cleaning the registry out may cause significant slow down of your computer.

It is interesting to look at this article to get an idea of how different cleaners work, in particular backing up changes.

http://www.informationweek.com/story/showA...cleID=171203805




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