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Old 02-11-2011, 02:25 PM   #1
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Registry cleaners

People say to leave the registry alone. Anyone use them?
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
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Of course, CCleaner user here.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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CCleaner.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:34 PM   #4
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In moderation.

I've seen people over use them and not back up the registry, causing some mediocre damage to the system. It's not typical, but it is possible.

I only use the registry cleaner portion of ccleaner after I delete or install a butt load of things.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:34 PM   #5
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CCleaner all the way, it's a great tool.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:38 PM   #6
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The thing with Ccleaner is you have to run it a couple of times to get everything in my experience.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:09 PM   #7
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I use the CCleaner registry cleaner whenever I decide to clean up my computer.

I always make back-ups when I use it, but I have yet to actually restore one.

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The thing with Ccleaner is you have to run it a couple of times to get everything in my experience.
This is true.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:11 PM   #8
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The thing with Ccleaner is you have to run it a couple of times to get everything in my experience.
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This is true.
yeah, so? it doesn't take that long
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:12 PM   #9
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Nope, I clean the registry manually, or with Micro$oft`s own kit, so I can blame them if stuff goes terribly wrong.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:44 PM   #10
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yeah, so? it doesn't take that long
Just letting people know.

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Old 02-11-2011, 06:46 PM   #11
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I keep hearing advice that it really doesn't matter to use them.

I used CCleaner until I suspected it of erasing some of my file associations.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:26 PM   #12
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ccleaner here.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:40 PM   #13
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People say to leave the registry alone. Anyone use them?
I think they're good for learning stuff, but I don't think they do much good over all. It's easy to make perfectly valid assumptions that are just wrong.
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:58 PM   #14
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Another nomination for CCleaner here.

TuneUp Utilities is worth looking at aswell.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:00 PM   #15
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The thing with Ccleaner is you have to run it a couple of times to get everything in my experience.
Yes you do but I see that as a good thing as it's unearthing new problems.
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