best registry cleaner ?? worth it ??

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  1. Oggie

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    i have read that its worth getting registry clean software, dont know much about it so would like your opinion. is it really worth it and which one is the best ( any free downloads) ??
     
  2. sbowler

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    I use this http://www.ccleaner.com/ its freeware and has registry cleaning as well as cleaning all the junk from your main C drive.:thumbsup:
     
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    I don't use a registry cleaner because I run into problems a few years ago having one, but a lot of people use ccleaner and its supposed to be ok and its free http://www.ccleaner.com/
     
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    I use a Registry Cleaner called RegCure which I paid for but, although all the advertising hype said that I would see all sorts of improvements in the speed of my PC, I have to say that I have never noticed any difference and would definitely not buy again.

    Hope that helps you make up your mind.

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    I use ccleaner too... and whilst I don't notice a performance boost as such (probably placebo!)... I do appreciate it removing all the cache files after I am done with the internet looking at the space I recover :p btw be sure to untick 'delete url/history' for browsers in the settings with this program. If you misspell a url or something you can always manually highlight-> shift+delete :)
     
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    Another vote for CCleaner -small file, fast and effective as mentioned for removing all temporary files and cookies etc and as a registery cleaner.
     
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    Even I have tried many registry cleaners mentioned with different success rates but I got best results with registrycleanfix, ideal for professionals like me. It’s available at http://www.registrycleanfix.info/ Hope you will get it suitable too.
     
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    I'd say don't bother.

    I wipe and reinstall my PCs at least once a year. It's like getting a new PC again each time.

    If you're smart and install Windows on C: and put all your data on D: it's a doddle. Redirecting My Documents to a folder on the D: drive makes your life simple for future installations.
     
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    And not using the 'my documents' system is even better ;)
     
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    Hmm..... registry cleaners...... once thought of an essential but more recently exposed as snake oil.

    http://itqueries.com/?p=63

    the latest thinking - and I agree with it - is that there's no need to clean your registry, in so much as there are no consequences or penalties of an 'unclean' registry.

    The architeture of the windows registry (its pretty old) means that its size and contents have no impact on its performance.
     
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    from Wikipedia

     
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    Another vote for CCleaner
     
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    I use JV16 power tools.
    While i don't use it regularly it does come in handy for tracking stuff down.
     
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    I used to use RegSupreme.
     
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    I have used reg cleaners in the past with mixed results. However my laptop seems to have come to a grinding stop and so i will give cccleaner ago before reinstalling vista (not expecting that to be fun).

    I just wish there was some cheap easy software that would get your computer back to fighting form without formatting / reinstalling. As the idea of reinstalling World of Warcraft and its 100million addons doesn't sound like much fun.
     
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    used once but can end up with more problems, you just dont know what its cleaning:rolleyes:, dont use anymore...
     
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    CCCleaner a placebo for those that need reassurance..
     
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    Every time I run a reg cleaner I always end up with some issues or another. Last week I ran RegCure and it screwed up my installation of Microsoft Home Server. Had to reinstall it to get the console to load properly.

    I must put a sticky on my PC " DO NOT RUN REGISTRY CLEANERS. PERIOD".

    Semi rant over.
     
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    I'm with Stiggy on this and a periodic rebuild cannot be beat.
     
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    Take the Stiggy approach, but use something like TrueImage or Ghost to take a snap shot of your "clean" system immediately after the rebuild, including as much as your "standard" software (and 100 million add-ons :) ) as necessary. A "clean" re-build then only takes an hour or so, re-apply any changes, redo the snap shot, and away you go. I manage 4 PCs this way, and it's worked a treat. Never really tried a registry cleaner.
     
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    CCleaner. Given no problemos.
     
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    at least 3 pcs a week come to my pc repair shop wich need to be reinstalled due to the likes of registry cleaning programs etc .
    we always advise leave well alone i know every one has a different view on these programs .this is just our findings week in week out.:thumbsup:
     
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    It is the windows registry entries that some cleaners are a bit too eager to please, that you need to be careful with

    If you want to see an easy example, install regscrubxp, then try and start msn ;)
     

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