As you probably already know, the Overdrive test does not clean the registry. It does nothing except provide a summary report of the PC, which never includes advice to clean the registry. The test itself would also provide a very exact profile of the PC's specs. and hardware which would not have to be looked up as just knowing what the PC brand and model is would require.
Like you, I am totally against registry cleaners (or PC optimizers) and I know that PC pitstop advertises products that neither of us would approve of. The overdrive test though is still a very valuable tool as a detailed oversight into any Op's PC.
I was very specific to "go to the Overdrive test window in the lower right" of the URL supplied window and "click om the Overdrive test". Nothing else was advised.
In hindsight, I should have mentioned not to run anything else featured on that page or any other! LOL
Sorry about that oversight.
I'm only new here and came to try to find a solution to my own very difficult to solve PC problem ((W7 section) on my wife's PC that could not be solved elsewhere (my first post and main reason to join this highly recommended forum). No replies yet, but maybe you can have a look, as it's a real doozy! LOL.
I thought it might be a good thing to help where I could on a few problems while I was here, as I noticed this is (obviously) a very busy forum. I'm sorry for the intrusion and any offense taken.
Edited by Lee64, 29 November 2010 - 05:51 AM.