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Registry question

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by misspiggy, Apr 24, 2004.

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  1. misspiggy

    misspiggy Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone, I'm not sure if I am posting this on the right forum but here it is. I have heard that messing with the registry can screw up your computer if you don't know what you are doing. Is it safe to do a registry cleanup? Does this make your computer run better? Are there any good free programs to download? Thank you.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Some registry cleaners are safer than others. But it is a good idea to keep it thin and lean.

    Some free tools mentioned in this thread (some only for NT/2000/XP):
    http://forums.techguy.org/t221738
     
  3. MysticEyes

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    Leave it alone, unless you are having some sort of problems. Registry 'cleaners' do not make your computer run better and for many have caused problems on machines that were running just fine prior to the 'cleaning'.
     
  4. misspiggy

    misspiggy Thread Starter

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    Thanks Elvandil and MysticEyes
    I am not having any problems so I will take your advice and leave it alone. Can someone tell what highjack this is and do I need it? Thanks for your help.
     
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