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Registry Cleaner

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Quilljar, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Quilljar

    Quilljar Flightless Bird

    Is there a reliable free Windows 7 Registry cleaner?
     
  2. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Quilljar wrote:
    > Is there a reliable free Windows 7 Registry cleaner?


    There's no such thing as a reliable registry cleaner for any flavor of
    Windows.

    --
    Alias
     
  3. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    No.

    On 3/13/2010 7:39 AM, Quilljar wrote:
    > Is there a reliable free Windows 7 Registry cleaner?
     
  4. Slap

    Slap Flightless Bird

    "Quilljar" <not@home .today> wrote in message
    news:Huadnb37Yu_rCAbWnZ2dnUVZ7tKdnZ2d@bt.com...
    > Is there a reliable free Windows 7 Registry cleaner?


    I use CCleaner...
    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    among other things it has a registry cleaner and is free, often updated.
    The only thing is when installing it it has some options checked... installs
    a desktop icon, stuff like that. I un-check them... ESPECIALLY the yahoo
    tool bar thingy.

    I use it almost every day, do the registry once in awhile.
    --
    dave
     
  5. Slap

    Slap Flightless Bird

    "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hng81s$lqa$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > No.
    >
    > On 3/13/2010 7:39 AM, Quilljar wrote:
    >> Is there a reliable free Windows 7 Registry cleaner?


    Don't be silly Bob.
    --
     
  6. Allen

    Allen Flightless Bird

    On 3/13/2010 9:17 AM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    > On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 13:39:09 -0000, "Quilljar"<not@home .today>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Is there a reliable free Windows 7 Registry cleaner?

    >
    >
    > A common question here, and one that usually fosters all kinds of
    > disagreement.
    >
    > My answer is no. Not only is there not a reliable free one, there is
    > not even a reliable paid-for one. Here's my standard message on the
    > subject:
    >
    > Registry cleaning programs are *all* snake oil. Cleaning of the
    > registry isn't needed and is dangerous. Leave the registry alone and
    > don't use any registry cleaner. Despite what many people think, and
    > what vendors of registry cleaning software try to convince you of,
    > having unused registry entries doesn't really hurt you.
    >
    > The risk of a serious problem caused by a registry cleaner erroneously
    > removing an entry you need is far greater than any potential benefit
    > it may have.
    >
    > Read http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000643.html
    >
    >

    Amen. Right now I am in the process of getting ready for a complete
    install-from-scratch of W7 because I trusted a purchased register
    cleaner despite misgivings. Why oh why does M$ recommend some of them?
    Allen
     
  7. Slap

    Slap Flightless Bird

    "Allen" <allent@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:BZ6dneQvpq0-LwbWnZ2dnUVZ_rmdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    > On 3/13/2010 9:17 AM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    >> On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 13:39:09 -0000, "Quilljar"<not@home .today>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Is there a reliable free Windows 7 Registry cleaner?

    >>
    >>
    >> A common question here, and one that usually fosters all kinds of
    >> disagreement.
    >>
    >> My answer is no. Not only is there not a reliable free one, there is
    >> not even a reliable paid-for one. Here's my standard message on the
    >> subject:
    >>
    >> Registry cleaning programs are *all* snake oil. Cleaning of the
    >> registry isn't needed and is dangerous. Leave the registry alone and
    >> don't use any registry cleaner. Despite what many people think, and
    >> what vendors of registry cleaning software try to convince you of,
    >> having unused registry entries doesn't really hurt you.
    >>
    >> The risk of a serious problem caused by a registry cleaner erroneously
    >> removing an entry you need is far greater than any potential benefit
    >> it may have.
    >>
    >> Read http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000643.html
    >>
    >>

    > Amen. Right now I am in the process of getting ready for a complete
    > install-from-scratch of W7 because I trusted a purchased register cleaner
    > despite misgivings. Why oh why does M$ recommend some of them?
    > Allen


    Your destiny Allen. There is 400 million downloads of CCleaner. Might be
    the odd problem but I suspect Office has caused the odd problem too.
    --
     
  8. Thip

    Thip Flightless Bird

    "Allen" <allent@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:BZ6dneQvpq0-LwbWnZ2dnUVZ_rmdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    > On 3/13/2010 9:17 AM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    > Amen. Right now I am in the process of getting ready for a complete
    > install-from-scratch of W7 because I trusted a purchased register cleaner
    > despite misgivings. Why oh why does M$ recommend some of them?
    > Allen


    Been there, done that. My sympathy!
     
  9. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Allen" <allent@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:BZ6dneQvpq0-LwbWnZ2dnUVZ_rmdnZ2d@giganews.com...

    > Amen. Right now I am in the process of getting ready for a complete install-from-scratch of W7
    > because I trusted a purchased register cleaner despite misgivings. Why oh why does M$ recommend
    > some of them?
    > Allen


    Which registry cleaners does Microsoft recommend ?
     
  10. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 08:59:29 -0700, "Slap" <slap@gmail.com> wrote:


    > "Allen" <allent@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:BZ6dneQvpq0-LwbWnZ2dnUVZ_rmdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    > > On 3/13/2010 9:17 AM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    > >> On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 13:39:09 -0000, "Quilljar"<not@home .today>
    > >> wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> Is there a reliable free Windows 7 Registry cleaner?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> A common question here, and one that usually fosters all kinds of
    > >> disagreement.
    > >>
    > >> My answer is no. Not only is there not a reliable free one, there is
    > >> not even a reliable paid-for one. Here's my standard message on the
    > >> subject:
    > >>
    > >> Registry cleaning programs are *all* snake oil. Cleaning of the
    > >> registry isn't needed and is dangerous. Leave the registry alone and
    > >> don't use any registry cleaner. Despite what many people think, and
    > >> what vendors of registry cleaning software try to convince you of,
    > >> having unused registry entries doesn't really hurt you.
    > >>
    > >> The risk of a serious problem caused by a registry cleaner erroneously
    > >> removing an entry you need is far greater than any potential benefit
    > >> it may have.
    > >>
    > >> Read http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000643.html
    > >>
    > >>

    > > Amen. Right now I am in the process of getting ready for a complete
    > > install-from-scratch of W7 because I trusted a purchased register cleaner
    > > despite misgivings. Why oh why does M$ recommend some of them?
    > > Allen

    >
    > Your destiny Allen. There is 400 million downloads of CCleaner. Might be
    > the odd problem but I suspect Office has caused the odd problem too.




    CCleaner *is* an excellent program. I personally use it and recommend
    it to others.

    However, I strongly recommend that you use its other functions, and
    *not* its registry cleaning function.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  11. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 09:43:29 -0600, Allen wrote:

    > On 3/13/2010 9:17 AM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    >> On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 13:39:09 -0000, "Quilljar"<not@home .today> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Is there a reliable free Windows 7 Registry cleaner?

    >>
    >>
    >> A common question here, and one that usually fosters all kinds of
    >> disagreement.
    >>
    >> My answer is no. Not only is there not a reliable free one, there is
    >> not even a reliable paid-for one. Here's my standard message on the
    >> subject:
    >>
    >> Registry cleaning programs are *all* snake oil. Cleaning of the
    >> registry isn't needed and is dangerous. Leave the registry alone and
    >> don't use any registry cleaner. Despite what many people think, and
    >> what vendors of registry cleaning software try to convince you of,
    >> having unused registry entries doesn't really hurt you.
    >>
    >> The risk of a serious problem caused by a registry cleaner erroneously
    >> removing an entry you need is far greater than any potential benefit it
    >> may have.
    >>
    >> Read http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000643.html
    >>
    >>

    > Amen. Right now I am in the process of getting ready for a complete
    > install-from-scratch of W7 because I trusted a purchased register
    > cleaner despite misgivings. Why oh why does M$ recommend some of them?
    > Allen


    Another option, of course, is to switch to Linux and have done with the
    fscking registry all together!
     
  12. LSMFT

    LSMFT Flightless Bird

    Quilljar wrote:
    > Is there a reliable free Windows 7 Registry cleaner?


    Yes, it's called reinstall Windows.
     
  13. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    Sure. If your interest is to have a safe tool that can prompt you before it
    deletes anything then CCleaner wins my vote. Ken Blake, Microsoft Valuable
    Pig (or MVP for short) has also recommended this tool on windows XP
    newsgroup. The link to download is here:

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/download/94b25daeefc6f2935a3766c68325cb20/

    hth

    "Quilljar" <not@home .today> wrote in message
    news:Huadnb37Yu_rCAbWnZ2dnUVZ7tKdnZ2d@bt.com...
    > Is there a reliable free Windows 7 Registry cleaner?
     
  14. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    "Slap" <slap@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:AyNmn.103535$G_2.38582@newsfe15.iad...
    >
    > "Quilljar" <not@home .today> wrote in message
    > news:Huadnb37Yu_rCAbWnZ2dnUVZ7tKdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> Is there a reliable free Windows 7 Registry cleaner?

    >
    > I use CCleaner...
    > http://www.ccleaner.com/
    >


    So do I.
     
  15. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    news:801ttkFqolU14@mid.individual.net...

    > Another option, of course, is to switch to Linux and have done with the
    > fscking registry all together!


    Microsoft simply doesn't like doing things simple. For example, everything
    you do on your system, is somehow "registered" in registry one way or
    another. If you want to use hotmail and Outlook or Windows Live, you need a
    connector; If you want to use its forums via NNTP port 119, you need a NNTP
    bridge
    http://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums/content/content.aspx?ContentID=13820.
    Its Internet Explorer never followed the Standards and so web designers
    trying to create something that is standards compliant have to find work
    arounds to ensure their web site is accessible by IE users. The list is
    endless but I wonder for how long it can continue like this.

    With M$, there is no simple way to use Standard procedures with almost
    anything. Perhaps that is why it is so dominant and this is the main reason
    why the M$ products are not compatible with computer security!

    hth
     
  16. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "Slap" <slap@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:AyNmn.103535$G_2.38582@newsfe15.iad...
    >
    > "Quilljar" <not@home .today> wrote in message
    > news:Huadnb37Yu_rCAbWnZ2dnUVZ7tKdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> Is there a reliable free Windows 7 Registry cleaner?

    >
    > I use CCleaner...
    > http://www.ccleaner.com/
    >
    > among other things it has a registry cleaner and is free, often updated.
    > The only thing is when installing it it has some options checked...
    > installs a desktop icon, stuff like that. I un-check them... ESPECIALLY
    > the yahoo tool bar thingy.
    >
    > I use it almost every day, do the registry once in awhile.
    > --
    > dave
    >
    >


    Me too :)

    Grenou
     
  17. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 3/13/2010 9:52 AM, LD55ZRA wrote:
    > "ray"<ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    > news:801ttkFqolU14@mid.individual.net...
    >
    >> Another option, of course, is to switch to Linux and have done with the
    >> fscking registry all together!

    >
    > Microsoft simply doesn't like doing things simple. For example, everything
    > you do on your system, is somehow "registered" in registry one way or
    > another. If you want to use hotmail and Outlook or Windows Live, you need a
    > connector; If you want to use its forums via NNTP port 119, you need a NNTP
    > bridge
    > http://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums/content/content.aspx?ContentID=13820.
    > Its Internet Explorer never followed the Standards and so web designers
    > trying to create something that is standards compliant have to find work
    > arounds to ensure their web site is accessible by IE users. The list is
    > endless but I wonder for how long it can continue like this.
    >
    > With M$, there is no simple way to use Standard procedures with almost
    > anything. Perhaps that is why it is so dominant and this is the main reason
    > why the M$ products are not compatible with computer security!
    >
    > hth
    >
    >

    MS follows the "golden rule"...those with the gold, make the rules. :)
     
  18. Allen

    Allen Flightless Bird

    On 3/13/2010 10:11 AM, Dave-UK wrote:
    >
    > "Allen" <allent@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:BZ6dneQvpq0-LwbWnZ2dnUVZ_rmdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >
    >> Amen. Right now I am in the process of getting ready for a complete
    >> install-from-scratch of W7 because I trusted a purchased register
    >> cleaner despite misgivings. Why oh why does M$ recommend some of them?
    >> Allen

    >
    > Which registry cleaners does Microsoft recommend ?
    >
    >
    >

    Don't remember now. One of the times I was browsing one of their help
    sites, it seemed like they recommended third-party software to solve
    many different problems--rather than building in solutions.
    Allen
     
  19. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:s0bnp5519ed6v2dte0060c1lk4fnqbba0m@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 13:39:09 -0000, "Quilljar" <not@home .today>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Is there a reliable free Windows 7 Registry cleaner?

    >
    >
    > A common question here, and one that usually fosters all kinds of
    > disagreement.
    >
    > My answer is no. Not only is there not a reliable free one, there is
    > not even a reliable paid-for one. Here's my standard message on the
    > subject:
    >
    > Registry cleaning programs are *all* snake oil. Cleaning of the
    > registry isn't needed and is dangerous. Leave the registry alone and
    > don't use any registry cleaner. Despite what many people think, and
    > what vendors of registry cleaning software try to convince you of,
    > having unused registry entries doesn't really hurt you.
    >
    > The risk of a serious problem caused by a registry cleaner erroneously
    > removing an entry you need is far greater than any potential benefit
    > it may have.
    >
    > Read http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000643.html
    >
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup


    I have to disagree with you on this due to experience with Vista. Fairly new
    HP desktop, started having problems, (definitely related to my screwing
    around with software of all kinds) don't remember specifics but they were
    serious enough I called HP tech support. All they could say was do a restore
    of original software. Since I had a new laptop I decided to use it for major
    use instead, eventually got into the same situation with it. Did a
    destructive restore on the laptop, took several hours doing that and getting
    dozens of updates. Now the desktop, I had Wise Registry Cleaner 4, so I
    thought since I had to do a destructive reinstall I had nothing to lose, if
    it screwed up the registry then so what. Ran it, 10 minutes later it was
    done and system performed flawlessly.
    I don't know if Wise is compatible with Win7, but since I have both machines
    converted now, if or when I have a problem I will definitely be looking at
    it.
    Just my 2cents,
    Dave
     
  20. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    news:801ttkFqolU14@mid.individual.net...
    > On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 09:43:29 -0600, Allen wrote:
    >
    >> On 3/13/2010 9:17 AM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    >>> On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 13:39:09 -0000, "Quilljar"<not@home .today> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Is there a reliable free Windows 7 Registry cleaner?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> A common question here, and one that usually fosters all kinds of
    >>> disagreement.
    >>>
    >>> My answer is no. Not only is there not a reliable free one, there is
    >>> not even a reliable paid-for one. Here's my standard message on the
    >>> subject:
    >>>
    >>> Registry cleaning programs are *all* snake oil. Cleaning of the
    >>> registry isn't needed and is dangerous. Leave the registry alone and
    >>> don't use any registry cleaner. Despite what many people think, and
    >>> what vendors of registry cleaning software try to convince you of,
    >>> having unused registry entries doesn't really hurt you.
    >>>
    >>> The risk of a serious problem caused by a registry cleaner erroneously
    >>> removing an entry you need is far greater than any potential benefit it
    >>> may have.
    >>>
    >>> Read http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000643.html
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Amen. Right now I am in the process of getting ready for a complete
    >> install-from-scratch of W7 because I trusted a purchased register
    >> cleaner despite misgivings. Why oh why does M$ recommend some of them?
    >> Allen

    >
    > Another option, of course, is to switch to Linux and have done with the
    > fscking registry all together!


    Course, then you get to deal with all the holier-than-thou dickheads who use
    it. Example, like the ones who post Trivoids junk in a Win 7 ng.
    Dave
     

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