what is the best registry cleaner to cleanup reg

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  1. winterlord

    winterlord Registered Member

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    hi title says it all. i hav'nt redid my pc in along tie and have installed tons of things then uninstalled them ect.

    my windows folder alone takes up 14.5gb of space wich seems a bit much to me.

    i have a small hard drive for my boot drive and C drive is bout empty

    thanks
    winter
     
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    Three registry cleaners I've used with no problems:
    - Ace Utilities RC (Paid)
    - Eusing Free Registry Cleaner
    - Auslogics Registry Cleaner

    For safety, all automatically backup-to-file to allow you to reverse the cleaning results.

    I've used all with Windows 7 32-bit OS only, though I think all are 64-bit compatible.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    CCleaner...coz it found only very few. Better safe than sorry. ;)
     
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    CCleaner
    jv16 PowerTools
    TuneUp Utilities
    These are the Safest.

    There are Aggressive Registry Cleaners,
    which discover thousands of "errors",
    but they corrupt Systems and you will need a Format!
     
  7. the Tester

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    Acelogix offers two that have worked well for me:
    Ace Utilities.
    System TuneUp.
     
  8. andyman35

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    My opinion of registry cleaners is that often less is more ie. those that discover hundreds of junk entries can,as Mr. PC says,render the system unusable.

    That said Ccleaner has never caused any issues for me and is extemely safe IMO.
     
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    jv16 and RegVac!
     
  10. Noob

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    Never gone wrong with CCleaner :rolleyes:
     
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    jv16 PowerTools offers the best cleaning, but it's paid.

    If you want freewares, Ccleaner and Eusing Free Registry Cleaner can do the work.
     
  12. Victek

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again; using registry cleaners is taking a big risk for zero benefit. You will never notice the slightest difference after cleaning the registry. The exception is if there's actually something wrong, in which case you have to know what and manually go in and fix it.

    In my experience the most anyone can claim about running a registry cleaner is it didn't do any harm - that's all. Not running one also does no harm and incurs no risk.

    Someone please tell me why you use a registry cleaner. Do you like to live dangerously? I don't wish to hurt anyone's feelings, but really folks what's the point?
     
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    I use auslogics registry cleaner..Its been a while when I fist started using it.. One thing is if something goes wrong you can undo it from the rescue center but its yet to mess things up for me.. I use the cleaner maybe once a month..:blink: o_O
     
  14. J_L

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    Agreed, especially if you're using the latest versions of Windows :thumb:

    Even CCleaner caused minor problems for me (mostly to do with file associations).
     
  15. Brian K

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    The best registry cleaner is "None".
     
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    With Windows Vista and Seven, the Windows Registry has been Virtualized.
    Accordingly, the need for using Registry Cleaners (compared with Windows XP systems) has been significantly reduced.
     
  17. nikanthpromod

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    try Tuneup utilities 2009
    Jv16 powertools
    ccleaner..

    All are safe.:thumb:
     
  18. m00nbl00d

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    I agree. :thumb:

    The only moment I may use one, is if I'm having problems with some remaining information in the registry regarding some application, which makes impossible to reinstall/upgrade or even install one other application. If I can find from the given list of junk entries the one(s) I need to remove, I'll research about them and then manually delete them. But, whenever I can, I always try to contact the software programmer(s) and see if they can assist me with such problem. (If I can avoid restoring the system to a prior state, I prefer to do it like this.)

    Other than that, a registry cleaner would only cause more problems than fix them.
     
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    I agree with Brian K and m00nbl00d. Unless your system is broken/malfunctioning and you want to try something just short of a reinstall, automated registry cleaners should not be needed or used.
     
  20. ABee

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    How does that answer the question asked?
     
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