Solved How to clean up Windows Registry not cleaned since 2007

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August 4, 2014 at 16:46:37
Specs: Windows Vista, Intel Pentium D 925
I have not cleaned up my register since I bought this computer 2007. Can anyone set on the path to the job?

Uncle Dewey


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August 5, 2014 at 15:24:57
I judge registry cleaners by what they don't remove and CCleaner comes up well in that respect. It's a thorny one but I think they best serve those with a knowledge of the registry, rather than those who just do a blanket clean without any idea what is being removed.

Sometimes entries that appear to be invalid are there for prep, or because something has been temporarily disabled. When things change programs can stop working.

It's really up to the poster but my general advice would be "don't bother".

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks



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August 4, 2014 at 17:26:25
Are you talking about the Windows Registry?

If so, I suggest this program:

https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER

The second tab on the left hand side is the Registry Cleaner.

When it prompts you to back up the registry, I suggest you do this, just in case something goes wrong.

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August 5, 2014 at 13:10:30
The CCleaner registry cleaner is about the safest one I know. The only change you are likely to notice after running one is a placebo effect because invalid registry entries are ignored anyway.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
August 5, 2014 at 14:58:07
True, I've never had an issue with it before...but better safe than sorry, right?

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August 5, 2014 at 15:24:57
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I judge registry cleaners by what they don't remove and CCleaner comes up well in that respect. It's a thorny one but I think they best serve those with a knowledge of the registry, rather than those who just do a blanket clean without any idea what is being removed.

Sometimes entries that appear to be invalid are there for prep, or because something has been temporarily disabled. When things change programs can stop working.

It's really up to the poster but my general advice would be "don't bother".

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
August 12, 2014 at 11:18:54
I think it best for someone who does not have a good knowledge of what should or should not be in the register to leave well enough alone.

Uncle Dewey


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