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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by q11, Jul 18, 2006.

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  1. q11

    q11 Thread Starter

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    Could someone provide me with a link to a recommended, free Registry clean-up scanner?

    I've used Registry Booster by Uniblue, but the free trial provided limited clean-up, only 15 issues were cleaned.

    Thanks very much,
    q11
     
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    redoak Gone but never forgotten

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    "EasyCleaner". However, only items with a preceding green "dot" are probably safe to delete. Others need expert talents to determine 'yes' or 'no'. Do not use the "Duplicates" mode at all, since some dups are required by the system. For "Unnecessary" it is advised to only check the first 3 or 4 items in the menu.
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  3. q11

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    redoak Gone but never forgotten

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    Put the program name into a Google search.
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    easycleaner

    i've been using reg. mechanic for about 2 years and am very satisfied with it, well worth the $
     
  6. Dan Penny

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    In addition to ToniArts Easy Cleaner I also use Reg Seeker; (Freeware, version 1.45, on 98SE, W2K Professional, & XP Home - SP2)

    http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm

    Caveat: Watch what you do with the auxillary functions of these programs as outlined by redoak. The only place I digress with redoak is I allow deletion of all the registry entries of both programs, so far (couple of years) with no problems.
     
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    you need to be very careful with registry cleaners. if you do not know what you are doing you can render a computer useless.

    there are many who feel they are not needed and that general cleaning will suffice.

    so use caution if you elect to use one.
     
  8. q11

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    Everyone, thank you very much!

    Could someone provide an opinion on the following 2 programs:

    1. PC Rescue -> http://healthycomputerclub.com/Software/PCRescue/index.html

    2. CCleaner -> ccleaner.com

    Are there any other programs that would do a better job than the above mentioned?

    Thanks again,
    q11
     
  9. q11

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    anybody????
     
  10. redoak

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    "CCleaner" is regularly recommended, and I use it cautiously. You have to edit the menu items to suit your own desires.

    Be sure to back-up your Registry before you do any 'cleaning.' "ERUNT" is a good utility, although some 'cleaning' programs provide their own backup option. It also would be advisable to use "System Restore" to set a "restore point" before 'cleaning.'

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