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Keep Registry Mechanic?

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#1 Venek


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Posted 11 May 2007 - 08:19 PM

I got notified of my annual subscription to registry mechanic, but I'm debating if it's really worthwhile or if there's a better registry maintenance program out there, or even free ones. Tips anyone?

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#2 HitSquad


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Posted 12 May 2007 - 06:42 AM

Hi Venek.
I'm not a big fan of reg utilities myself. I do all my maintenance and tweaks manually. Always have, always will. I most certainly would not pay for one. :thumbsup:
No recommendations from me but hang in there, you'll probably get some.

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 08:44 AM

I am of the same opinion as HitSquad, and avoid registry cleaners like the plague, since they can do a lot more harm than any potential good, unless you are extremely careful. There are, however, several decent free ones available; I am sure our Members can recommend one or two.
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Posted 12 May 2007 - 09:17 AM

The only registry tool i use is ERUNT Registry Backup Utility. I backup the registry of all of my computer (13 in all) once a week. I then burn the backup to CD.
Like a motorcycle rider there are only two types of users. The ones that have experienced a crash and the ones that will. Backing up your registry it like a helmet, it minimumizes the headache.
I never have and never will use a registry cleaner program. I have personally have had to fresh install several computer after the registry was hosed by such programs.
Do you have registries issues we could help you with?

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 03:14 AM

I would agree that registry cleaners are generally not worth using because they can cause more harm than good. However, if you feel the need to clean your registry you could do the free Windows on-line OneCare scan, which will clean your registry (amongst other things).
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