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randomkill

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Freeware registry cleaner
« on: August 31, 2008, 12:48:18 PM »
All the registry fixers I've download give you free scan but require purchasing the full versions to remove the errors.

Is there a free one with all features included for vista 64bit ?

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Re: Freeware registry cleaner
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008, 02:15:09 PM »

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Re: Freeware registry cleaner
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008, 02:47:57 PM »
Coming back to topic.
You could try the free version of Wise Registry Cleaner (it's reliable).
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Re: Freeware registry cleaner
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 05:35:12 PM »
regseeker and comodo registry cleaner(this is in beta)http://forums.comodo.com/comodo_registry_cleaner/comodo_registry_cleaner_10112_beta_released-t26337.0.html

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Re: Freeware registry cleaner
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008, 04:48:39 AM »
Thx for the links :)

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Re: Freeware registry cleaner
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2008, 05:15:14 AM »
CCleaner is completely free. 8)

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Re: Freeware registry cleaner
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008, 05:37:34 AM »
Wise Registry Cleaner has a good free version.

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Re: Freeware registry cleaner
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008, 10:48:25 AM »
Wise Registry Cleaner has a good free version.

Last time I tried it it kept bugging me to buy the Pro version so much I un-installed it.

I use RegSeeker and Glary Utilities Free:
http://www.download.com/Glary-Utilities/3000-2094_4-10508531.html

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Re: Freeware registry cleaner
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2008, 01:52:13 PM »
+1 for Ccleaner. Considered one of the safer, gentler cleaners, for whiter whites without bleaching colours.  ;D
TweakNow http://www.tweaknow.com/RegCleaner.html is another gentle tool.

Opinion varies as to what benefit is gained from reg cleaning. Unfortunately there are plenty of programs that, when uninstalled, leave orphans behind, and not just in the registry.
Also recommend http://www.revouninstaller.com/ for this sort of thing. It will "deep search" for files/reg entries left over by a programs' own uninstaller.
Why the emphasis on "gentle"?
Also highly recommend backing up the registry before making changes. It's possible to bork your OS by overzealous reg cleaning. (Been there, done that!) Ccleaner has the option to backup changes made, a good feature. I've also found Erunt http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/ very good for this. The "NTREGOPT" program on the same page defrags the registry, without removing entries. Never had a problem. Some folk use Erunt in lieu of system restore.
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Re: Freeware registry cleaner
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2008, 02:00:28 PM »
PS,
Sorry, randomkill, should have read your "Vista64" part of the post.
ERUNT is not specifically supported on Vista64, though it may work, due to it's basic architecture. I'd think probably not though.
Revo uninstaller says "64bit OS NOT supported."
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Re: Freeware registry cleaner
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2008, 05:01:01 PM »
I've tested MV RegClean & Comodo Registry Cleaner beta. I ran MVRegClean first, it found me 400 errors, I removed them but didn't notice any improvement in speed. I used then Comodo Registry Cleaner Beta, it found another 50 errors, I removed them, I compacted the registry and I feel much more improvement on speed. WOW, Thumbs up, Comodo ;)

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Re: Freeware registry cleaner
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2008, 08:37:38 PM »
An mistaken idea but very used is to think that to remove invalid items allow the users to "notice a improvement in speed".

If there is some it's contemptible.

Better for that is to compact the registry. A classic - and very good - compactor/optimizer is NTRegOpt.

And it isn't a good idea to search for registry cleaners that clean many items.

With the registry to clean too much is to have many troubles - like blue screens...

It's enough to use reliables and free registry cleaners like CCleaner, MV RegClean and Eusing Registry Cleaner.

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Re: Freeware registry cleaner
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2008, 09:36:26 PM »
An mistaken idea but very used is to think that to remove invalid items allow the users to "notice a improvement in speed".

If there is some it's contemptible.

Better for that is to compact the registry. A classic - and very good - compactor/optimizer is NTRegOpt.

And it isn't a good idea to search for registry cleaners that clean many items.

With the registry to clean too much is to have many troubles - like blue screens...

It's enough to use reliables and free registry cleaners like CCleaner, MV RegClean and Eusing Registry Cleaner.

I second that. Cleaning files (especially registry) will only make *slight* performance improvements if you know what to do afterwards. I use JKDefrag after file installing/ cleaning and Auslogics Registry Defrag ( http://www.auslogics.com/registry-defrag ). [I believe users only recommend cleaning files as good practice, saving as much precious space as possible. But nowadays, hard drive space is so grand that people don't really care now.]

Try Auslogics Registry Defrag after registry cleaning.

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Re: Freeware registry cleaner
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2008, 02:55:39 PM »
People must be sensitive about registry cleaning, I mean it's like brain surgery! I tested Comodo Registry Cleaner beta on 2 machines and on my Vista machine it messed up with errors on the disk, I couldn't boot in Safe Mode and my Firefox 3.0.1 was damaged. I'm not even sure if I'm not infected by malware as my pc started acting weird since this last registry clean up. I think that beta softwares for registry cleaning are a bit dangerous (but there are back-ups....). In my case, on one of my machine CCR was listed as uninstalled application even though it was on my HD.
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Re: Freeware registry cleaner
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2008, 03:29:17 PM »
I think that beta softwares for registry cleaning is a bit dangerous (but there are back-ups....).
The more aggressive, the more dangerous...
Beta... well, it's not safe for sure...
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