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#1 the geekfreak

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 08:21 AM

which registry cleaner would you reccomend i should buy ?

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 08:29 AM

I wouldn't recommend buying any as you can get some good free ones. CCleaner has a registry cleaner. But be very careful cleaning your registry. If you don't know what you're doing you can easily screw your system to the point where it won't even boot.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 08:37 AM

http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t...egistry+cleaner
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 10:05 AM

A great link, Usasma!

And in addition to the problematic nature of cleaners in and of themselves, unless you are willing to review each and every candidate they want to delete, and have a good understanding of computing, the chances of doing major harm to your operating system and the many applications you have on your hard drive far outweighs any potentially minor improvements the cleaner might provide.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 11:01 AM

If you're determined to use a registry cleaner - I recommend the last freeware version of JV16 PowerTools. That registry cleaner makes you make the choice for each and every deletion - so any errors are your own fault.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 11:59 PM

But as they say look at what you are removing and back everything up or this could happen to you.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/79379/ccleaner/

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:51 AM

You can always use the Windows Live OneCare online scan. It will check for malware, clean your registry and even defrag your HDD. Because it's from Microsoft it should be safe for registry cleaning.
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 08:08 AM

I haven't had any issues with the online Microsoft scan - but since I hosed my registry with the old version of RegClean (by MS), I still caution folks about over-using it.

Generally, I suggest that a registry cleaner only be used about once every 3 to 6 months to avoid this. But specific circumstances can change this due to the complexities of the registry and the rest of the OS.
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Posted 09 February 2007 - 03:59 AM

It all depends on why you want to clean your registry. Cleaning your registry on a regular basis as part of your maintance routine will not give you any noticeable benefit. You will get better results by keeping your HDD defragged. You should only clean your registry if you suspect there are bad entries that are causing you problems, and even then you should proceed with caution because of the risks involved.
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