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Registry Cleaners

by leeja72 / September 6, 2010 3:50 PM PDT

I have had Uniblue registry booster for a while when I was on Vista. I recently upgraded to Windows 7, and am now being bombarded with a hard sell on Registry Mechanic which I assume was part of the Windows 7 installation. I was happy with RegBooster, but am concerned that when it reports 2 errors, the RegMechanic insists I have over 1500 errors. Since both programs have been recommended in different threads, I am very confused! I am using an HP Paviliondv2000 laptop.

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RE: Registry Cleaners
by manmur / September 15, 2010 6:48 AM PDT
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I do not recommend any type of registry cleaner. I have a neighbor that try these programs. I had to reinstall the OS a few times for her because of their use.

With that said; only one I have is the one that comes with CCleaner.


On the forms, I have seen that a lot of users have have reported problems with the use of registry cleaners.

manmur

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Indeed, we don't recommend using registry cleaners.
by Kees Bakker / September 15, 2010 6:53 AM PDT
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The more aggressive they are being sold, the more we advice to not buy them.

They certainly don't come with Windows 7. Microsoft once had a registry cleaner as a separate free download, but they removed it from their site when it started corrupting MS Office 2003 under certain circumstances.

Kees

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