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Registry Cleaners?

I have a Gateway, using WinME w/Windows Explorer.

I occasionally download programs just to mess around, and was wondering if it is necessary to purchase a registry cleaner?

Thanks
Fred

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if you use such and remove something wrong your in for a fomat and os reinstall

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Purchase?,,,no

I use the progs uninstaller first and then W.E. to get the leftovers and then this tool just to tidy up.

Regcleaner 4.3 build 780

It is free, you can find it with Google.

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You don't have to buy a registry cleaner. There are good, SAFE free ones out there. Besides RegClean, there are CCleaner, and RegSeeker (Freeware link in lower left corner of home page).

All of these are SAFE and reasonably fast. The last two also do other things, but their strength is Registry cleanup.

Hope this helps!

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Paul, I downloaded and ran RegSeeker from a previous post of yours. It found 263 items but I am hesitant to remove all those and am unfamiliar with selectively removing only certain ones.

Did you let it remove everything that the software found and is there a safe undo procedure? Could you share a little of your experience and results? I want to try it but am a little "chicken" for fear of doing real harm to my system that may not be reversable. Thanks for your input.

Glenn

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RegClean puts an icon in the same folder (the Regclean folder) which is an undo icon after make your changes. Double-click it and the changes are undone.

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I saw a puzzling message on the regcleaner site, saying Microsoft no longer supports it. What would freeware have to do with Microsoft? Anyway, I wondered if it would be less likely to have updates or improvments.

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I assume you mean Regclean.

It's an old MS product which they no longer support.

Meaning don't crab at MS if it doesn't work.

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