Registry Cleaner

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  1. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    Currently I have RegCure. I find it to be extremely good at what it does. It automatically makes a back up of what it deletes. The backup isnt an option. Its mandatory that it be on. I also have CCleaner, but find that it doesnt get in depth as RegCure.

    Im just curious on what registry cleaners you guys would recommend for a 32-Bit Vista Home Premium OS?
     
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    I have jv16 PowerTools 2008 from www.macecraft.com , and excellent piece of software! :cool:
     
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    Ive heard good things, but I tried it and didnt have any good outcomes. Its a little to agressive. Its also a tad pointless as I have Tune Up Utilities 2008 as well. The only thing I really need is a registry cleaner.
     
  4. denniz

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    RegSupreme is the registry cleaner part from jv16 Powertools, for the people who only want a pure registry cleaner :)

    About the aggressiveness, well there is a slider option where you can choose several settings, ranging from real safe to real aggressive.

    Is RegCure freeware btw? There website is a bit vague about that...
     
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    No it isnt.
     
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    Ive used RM as well before I switched to RegCure and it messed up my computer to the point I had to re-format.
     
  7. HAN

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    I would never use auto registry cleaners unless I had specific problems that are bad enough that I'm considering a fresh installation. IOW, I would never use any auto cleaner unless things are very, very, very bad. Never as routine maintenance...

    I do use manual registry scanning capabilities in a couple different programs to ferret out left overs from programs I've removed. But I do all this totally manually, one item at a time, visually verifying each one.
     
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    # Han, OK. But CCleaner and RegSeeker ...
     
  9. virtumonde

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    Same here.I never cleaned my registry.Just a few times i searched for specific items after uninstall,and i delete the prefetch folder when i remember.Since the pc is running good i don't intend to.
    For my curiosity i download a bunch of them and ran a scan under shadow defender.All reported above 300 "errors" and the most aggresive was Tune Up utilities with over "600".
     
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    If you have TU2008, you already own a registry cleaner, and a fairly good one if you ask me (but one have to cook it with caring). This one is also set to automaticly backup your doings. Some other good ones are Eusing's and Wise's.
     
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    I`ve used several different registry cleaners since years back (Registry Cleaner, TuneUp Utilities just to name a few) and never had any problems after cleaning it with these applications, having said that, i do believe they can mess things up pretty bad if you`re not careful so to backup the registry before cleaning it is a must as i see it. Normally i scan & clean it maybe a couple of times/month.

    Currently i use CCleaner to clean the registry but i`m looking for something else.
     
  12. whitedragon551

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    Defraging your drive is not the same thing as compressing your registry.
     
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    Uniblue Registry Booster is very good and is a Microsoft Gold Certifed Partner.
     
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    golden oldie :thumb:

    EDIT: I'm nowadays using TU2008's registry defrag module, and it actually makes a good useful job at compacting and defragging the registry .
     
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    I think there's a difference between compacting and defragging. From the Ntregopt website: "Note that the program does NOT ... physically defrag the registry files on the drive (as the PageDefrag program from SysInternals does). The optimization done by NTREGOPT is simply compacting the registry hives to the minimum size possible."
     
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    Oops. Sorry. I didn't see your first post.

    So there is a difference between defragmenting and compacting the registry right? How are they different?

    Thanks
     
  17. Balatsokas

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    Registry Optimization
    =Defrag + Compact.
    =Removing Unessary Gaps/Wasted space + Reducing Registy Size to the Optimal amount.
     
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    Just for information. Reply to an email I sent some time ago re: NTREGOPT.

    Quoted courtesy Lars Hederer. (Developer of NTREGOPT)

    "I think that the TuneUp utilities do the same optimization as NTREGOPT, they just call it "defrag".


    However, physical defragmentation of the registry files, meaning that they
    are written in continuous space on the drive, is neither done by NTEGOPT nor TuneUp.
    You would need PageDefrag for that, but physical defragmentation
    makes very little sense as the files immediately become fragmented again
    when Windows is next booted.
    "
     
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    jv16 PowerTools and CCleaner and backups!
     
  20. RAD

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    I use the free Microsoft Registry Cleaner from here:

    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-au/center/cleanup.htm

    When you run a "clean up scan", just check "custom" and then check only the Registry Cleanup option (or, you can optionally do all the free scans and cleanups that you want.)

    I've used it quite a few times under VISTA HP, and it works reliably.
     
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    So defrag is Removing Unessary Gaps/Wasted space and compact is Reducing Registy Size to the Optimal amount? Where does the written in continuous space fit in?

    Thanks
     
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    I been transitioned to RegCure myself for months now and find it completely satisfactory. I rarely use CCleaner anymore since switching over to it, however i still use minor utilities DiskCleaner + ClearProg for a complete and thorough sweeping of the system, although Nirsoft's new cleanafterme actually is proving to best both those utilities.

    My choice, again, on registry cleaners still remains with RegCure though.

    EASTER
     
  23. whitedragon551

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    What do disk cleaner, clear prog, and cleanafter me do?
     
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    I like Reg Organizer from Chemtable. Lots of manual doing. And for really deep cleaning I use Regscanner from Nirsoft.
     
  25. Balatsokas

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    In a previous post, you wrote that PageDefrag
    offers more than NTREGOPT and other Tools:

    Well, this was half the truth:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897426.aspx

    "In some cases PageDefrag may be unable
    to reduce fragmentation
    on one or more of the files,
    and it will indicate so on the boot-time Blue Screen.
    This can happen either because there is not enough space
    on the drive for defragmentation,
    or the free space itself is highly fragmented.
    For the best results, you should use PageDefrag
    in conjunction with a commercial defragmentation utility
    or the free Contig defragmenter."

    Also:

    http://blogs.technet.com/markrussin.../02/registry-junk-a-windows-fact-of-life.aspx

    Since you are such a Registry Expert,
    Why don't you Test, by Yourself, how effective PageDefrag is compared to other commercial Tools?

    Maybe, you realize that you're still missing 'a Forest for just a Tree'...

    General Remark:

    Some 'smart' boys, here, 'bypass the whole picture' and focus on
    silly details by isolating a phrase from an entire passage.
    Then, they start asking:
    -What is this?
    -What is that?
    -Is there a Proof for this?/What proves that?
    -Where did you see that written?

    Well, excuse me!
    I didn't know that for every sentence I wrote,
    I had to support it with the entire bibliography!

    Especially, if you are Childish/Stupid enough to behave as if
    Wilders is the place to exhibit your 'expertise'/knowledge.

    In that case, you are pathetic,
    and I feel sorry for you!
    Go get a life! (outside from Wilders...)

    OVER and OUT!
     
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