What is your Registry Defrag/Compact/Compress tool of choice?

Discussion in 'polls' started by guest, Jul 8, 2011.

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What is your Registry Defrag/Compact/Compress tool of choice?

  1. Eusing Free Registry Defrag

    4.2%
  2. Auslogics Registry Defrag

    11.5%
  3. Quicksys RegDefrag

    1.0%
  4. WinASO RegDefrag

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. PageDefrag

    5.2%
  6. WinMend Registry Defrag

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Simnet Registry Defrag

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Elcor Registry Defragmentation

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Ainvo Registry Defrag

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. WinUtilities Free Registry Defrag

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. AceLogiX Registry Compactor

    1.0%
  12. Digeus Registry Defragmenter

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Rose City Registry Compressor

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Little Registry Optimizer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. iExpert Free Registry Defrag

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Ainvo Registry Defrag

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Other specific Registry Defrag/Compact/Compress tool

    13.5%
  18. Other tool bundled with different features

    10.4%
  19. None

    53.1%
  1. Oremina

    Oremina Registered Member

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  2. Phant0m

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    About the file reduction sizes...

    I have a file I’m looking at through Windows Explorer, its shows file size of 4MB (MB stands for megabytes), so this is like 5,000,000bytes and 4882KB (kilobytes).

    I already recently (about two weeks ago) have done a Registry Defrag of the hives on my own system, but for demonstration purposes ... I’ve decided to-do it again. Since I last ran a registry defrag, I’ve not installed any new softwares, I do believe that I updated some software since, and Windows done some updates recently. And I don’t remember uninstalling anything since, but if I had it would be simply a codec package before installing a newer version of the codec package. I also done a very small amount of cleaning in the registry (which is something I have already done just before the last defrag).

    There are anyways many freeware registry defraggers, and a number of them that you don’t even need to install, look for portable or archived versions. And the ones I’ve seen are very small in size, so there’s no excuse for me not to download and try.

    Anyways, I’ve downloaded two additional registry defrag utilities, and I already had one to start with, all three are very small, simple and portable (no installation involved). The purpose is to compare hives reduction, not to compare features and speeds.

    Two of the freewares gives me a Analyze Registry support, to view before deciding to finalize the process. All four showed 4% compact, with total of 4 KB for hives reduction.

    Basically it was 4,296 KB reduction, in megabytes (MB) its 4.19 MB, so that’s 4 MB of RAM available for the more important stuff!
     
  3. Hungry Man

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    When I used auslogics it measured in bits, not bytes. You sure you're reading correctly? Because earlier someone thought they were saving 4MB of RAM and they were actually saving .5MB.

    Anyways, 4MB isn't a ton. I guess if that's enough for some people... well, fine by me.

    edit: But, again, stop saying there are ridiculous speed improvements. Do you honestly believe 4MB of RAM will give you significant (or even noticeably) improvements?
     
  4. Phant0m

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    Yes Hungry Man, I’m reading it correctly!

    Hungry Man, I can understand if you weren’t going to post in reference to, but not paying attention to my posts that you going to reference to is simply pathetic! I made things clear, there is a total difference, I’ll leave that up to you to figure this one out.


    Regards,
    Phant0m``
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    Just making sure.

    Your post didn't say a whole lot except that you noticed "incredible" performance gains. Except, as we've seen, you save a few MB of RAM (.5MB in my case, 4MB in your case.)

    Are you saying that 4MB of RAM is giving you incredible performance gains?

    What's the largest MB saved you've seen from this? So far in this topic you have, by FAR, the most saved. We have mr PC saving 1Mb (bit) and me saving half a Mb. Another user posted 10% compression and that was something like 1.4MB (if i remember correctly.) This is why I wonder whether or not you're confused as to whether you're gettign your bits and bytes mixed up.

    Considering that the only possible benefits from registry compression is that it saves you RAM, I'm wondering how it's giving such performance boosts. Obviously seek time across RAM (ESPECIALLY on such tiny tiny values) is not changing, I wouldn't even put it in the picoseconds.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2011
  6. guest

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    Don't forget the beneficial psychological effects on some people, specially organized people.

    Having the system as tidy as possible make us feel better. :D
     
  7. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Yeah, I'm just not gonna touch that one. If you like your system to "feel" a certain way, that's fine. You can even claim that the 4MB will go towards caching, which will have some performance benefit. But I don't believe that performance benefits can be accurately described as "incredible" or even "noticeable."
     
  8. Phant0m

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    Hungry Man ... give it a rest!

    I made just two posts and you totally became lost, ... no wonder lot of your information on different topics are inaccurate or pieces of the truth.

    I’m going to make this really simple for you to understand... The very first post was about maintaining 'OTHER’ peoples unmaintained computers. The second post was about just messing around with AN ALREADY MAINTAINED computer that I OWN. Crystal Clear enough for you?

    Where the heck did you see me say anything about a mere 4MB reduction in my very first post? Or associate my second post with my first post about a mere 4MB reduction? Now you following?
     
  9. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    I follow you fine. I'm asking very specific questions and you've yet to answer.

    1) What's the greatest degree of compression you've seen in MB?

    2) Do you believe that there was a noticeable increase?

    No, I won't give it a rest. I don't believe that there are significant or noticeable improvements in performance after a registry defrag. You seem to be arguing otherwise.
     
  10. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Registered Member

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    LOL I would not dare use one :D
     
  11. mrpink

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    I used pagedefrag once, some time back. Before that, when i had a window open i could move it as one thing. Now the outline moves first and then the rest follows, if you know what i mean.
     
  12. nisby79

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    None i use only CCleaner
     
  13. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Never did get my questions answered.
     
  14. chrisretusn

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    I was kind of hoping to see an answer too. Perhaps some serious testing is taking place and we will see results shortly.

    What is my Registry Defrag/Compact/Compress tool of choice? None for much of the same reasons as Hungry Man.
     
  15. Hungry Man

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    :) Glad to see someone else shares my views.

    Just in case a reference is necessary. These are the two questions posed.
     
  16. NRProia

    NRProia Registered Member

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    Hello,

    Well, I have Fix-It Utilities 11 Professional but I don't use it often and don't intend to upgrade to version 12. What I do use and update is System Mechanic Professional, currently at version 10.5. The Total Registry Revitalizer function will backup, repair, defragment, and compact the Registry. I run it about once a month.

    Regards,

    Nathan
     
  17. TonyW

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    Just before I saw this thread, I was reading another post where someone recommended Registry Workshop on an unrelated matter. It seems that program has an option to defragment the registry.
     
  18. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    All of it junk.Do not use.:thumbd:
     
  19. Wild Hunter

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