Registry "cleaner" programs really aren't needed anymore. Back with Win95 and even Win98, when the registry was still pretty new, there might have been some need. But by this point, the registry really doesn't need to be maintained by a third party program. In fact, it can sometimes create problems to do so.
Hi please can anyone tell me are registry cleaners any good at cleaning up the registry? I am using Win xp home edtn and I have downloaded registry mechanic and registry booster. Both states that they can remove errors/faults. However, after removing faults then testing again the same faults are found. Also I did a complete clean of my PC and prior to installing the major files (ie I only put Microsoft 2003 edition and AOL 9) when I downloaded registry I was informed that there was 210+ faults. Is this possible I carried out fdisk and format prior to loading Win xp? I really would like to know would I be throwing my money down the drain is I was top buy one of these products. Hope someone can advise. Many thanks in anticipation. Brian James