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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Paintedeyes, Dec 20, 2006.

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  1. Paintedeyes

    Paintedeyes Thread Starter

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    I've seen a lot of those registry fix programs. they're suppose to fix any problems you have with windows with just doing a scan. does anyone know if they actually fix anything and are they any good?
     
  2. bernardus

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    Be very carefull to trust this automatic cleaners. They don't sort out correctly and even a so called entry pointing to a "non existing file" cannot safely be removed if you don't check it. I have the expirience that some programs got corrupted with doing so. A safe program is MS Regclean. Download from Microsoft (free) Another is regseeker, more advanced, very fast, but again be carefull what you delete. A damaged register may destroy your OS.
    Much can be deleted, but you need to sort out. In every case you should (must!) create a backup of your entire OS system and programs. REGSEEKER automaticly creates a backup.
    With double clicking on such an REG key backup the keys will be written into the register again. Make a restore point before you start. But even that won't save you from disasters.
    Don't believe promises of software. A less complicated/sophisticated program is JV16

    bernardus
     
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    I learned from bitter experience not to use these "wonderful" gadgets, there are also a lot of very experienced people like bernardus who are wary of them.
    Check link for some thoughts.
    http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000643.html

    I'm sure others will also add their views
    Richard
     
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    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Should add: thanks to blues_harp28 for pointing me and others to that link.

    Richard
     
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    They don't 'Fix' per se, they remove registry clutter.

    Now here you will find the real deal. Note these utlities and procedures are not noob friendly.

    http://www.easydesksoftware.com/
     
  7. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    So, you are saying that they will abolutely guarantee, 100%, that their products never (ever) remove registry items that could still be required by either Windows or an installed application?
     
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    What kind of question is that? Terms like 'absolute' and '100%' when referring to computers (actually anything)? Are you new to this? Did I even allude to such a thing?
    Easy Desk's apps and procedures can actually fix/repair real problems in the registry that are impacting operation, not just clean registry fragments that in no way impact performance/operation of your computer.

    I guess I needed to add:

    WARNING! Don't play in the registry unless you know what you are doing and/or are being supervised by a highly trained computer tech with many years of experience. I take no responsibility nor do I recommend any of the procedures or applications mentioned. This link has been provided for informational purposes only.
     
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    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Thanks for the response, but it was your "real deal" comment that made me ask about the 100%. After the preceding comments, the words "real deal" (at least to me) made it sound like the EasyDesk apps could be run without worrying about the potential nasty sideaffects.

    You indicate that these apps can actually "fix/repair real problems ".

    I presume that this comment is from actual experience with the products? If so, could you take the time to explain the situation and resolution?
     
  10. bernardus

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    Thank you Richard
    bernardus
     
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    I hope the original poster (Paintedeyes) has had their question answered - or at least has been able to appreciate that this topic is a forum for lively debate ! Anyway ....
    Happy Christmas

    Richard
     
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    Don't fix stuff that ain't broke!

    Words to live by. ;)
     
  13. Paintedeyes

    Paintedeyes Thread Starter

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    Yes, i appreciate all the help. I think for the most part i'll just stay away from registry programs even though it's tempting when it says it will fix all problems. hah but ya thanks guys
     
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    You know what they say about things that look too good to be true, right? ;)

    You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the upper right of the screen.
     
  15. Paintedeyes

    Paintedeyes Thread Starter

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    hah exactly, k will mark it, thanks
     
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