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#1 newchap

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 11:08 AM

What would be a decent free reg cleaner?I've been using one called Regcleaner and it hasn't been updated for a while.This cleaner was free and it still works(or it did the last time I used it).I basically used it to get rid of remnants of deleted files.I've heard of one called Regseeker but downloaded one yet.Thanks.I used it last winter to get ZASS properly uninstalled.However i am cautious over using programs like this. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 12:04 PM

I'd try Ccleaner!!!!!

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 04:22 PM

And be VERY cautious about what you delete. Many registry cleaners, with all the best intentions in the world, will candidate files that are needed for applications to run correctly.
ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR REGISTRY! and understand where the cleaner stores the deleted files so that you can re-install them if needed.
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 03:05 PM

As John says - use caution when cleaning the registry. IMO the safest one is the one that Microsoft uses in it's Live scan ( http://safety.live.com/ )
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 06:09 PM

sorri i should have mentioned that sorri!!!!!!

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 06:25 AM

Follow the below steps and you are OK

Download install and update Ccleaner
After installing and updating go to options - advanced and tick prompt for registry back ups
Now Start up in safe mode
Do two runs

1) Click on problems and tick all. Click on analyse. At the end you will be prompted for storing a backup.
This will be stored, as a default, in My documents.
2) Click on cleaner click on analyse and accept all files to be removed.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 06:53 AM

:thumbsup: The reason for this is i bought a Dell from a friend which was about 18 months old.When i ran apps and issues in ccleaner it has quite a list that doesn't remove.Should i be concerned over this?It's just that there is none in this area of my computer.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 07:03 AM

try running inSafe Mode

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 07:14 AM

Yes i tried it last night.However it didn't do anything.There was 3 different accounts on it.Does this make a difference? :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 09:48 AM

Is there a safe way to delete my old regcleaner4.3?I don't see it in add and remove and i can't find it in all programs.It"s in my documents.Can i delete it from there safely?then run ccleaner to finish getting rid of it?




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