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Windows Registry Low, Registry cleaner?

by oneclick / January 16, 2007 3:11 AM PST

Running Windows 2000 Pro message is:
"windows is low on registry space your maximum registry size is too small to ensure windows runs properly..."

Microsoft shows how to do it at:

Question is while Googling and researching I came across a number of responses that also suggested registry cleaning. Is there a good reg. cleaner out there? I've seen some that are spyware, etc. Doesn't have to be free, if it's decent or has a trial, I'll pay for it. Lord knows I've used my share of free stuff over time Happy

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Think about it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2007 4:18 AM PST

Today's usage is different from 2000 (the year.) It's very proper to double or quadruple that number.


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Think about it
by oneclick / January 16, 2007 4:26 AM PST
In reply to: Think about it.

Thanx Bob, I'll do it, quadruple.

Any input on a reg cleaner, or do just sit down, spend the time and do it manually?

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Sorry I don't use such things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2007 4:45 AM PST
In reply to: Think about it

It's not something I see needed in the more modern OSes. This was a real issue for Windows 95/98/ME because of how those worked.


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Have had a similar popup, registry cleaners I use are two.
by Darrell / January 1, 2009 9:31 AM PST

1], it is from who has Recuver and Defraggler [Turns out that the Defrag is better than defraggler's. If you go up to WINXP or later, it is better than WINXP Home Edition's. CCleaner is version 2.15.815; Defraggler is version 1.05.111

2] - search for EasyCleaner(version 2.03) or google it. It has [MG] listing for MajorGeeks]
On CCleaner, make sure that your Applications you don't want cleaned or registry keys affected are unchecked.

Darrell. PS using a friend's WIN 2000 Professional. Interesting side note is after using Windows Defrag, I used Defraggler and gained more space.

Other items that I had changed was Disk Cleanup from 50 days to 8 days, History was set at 20 days and is now zero & finally, I decreased the amount of space used for temporary internet files to 100 MB These are in Internet Options or Properties of the Internet Explorer. Under Advanced there were some modifications like see all hidden files & I checked a box that had delete temporay files on shut down.

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If only you had waited 2 more weeks.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2009 9:36 AM PST

It would have been 2 years since this was asked.

Watch out for those old posts.

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Glad For Google's search to CNET
by CSIShadow / January 14, 2009 5:09 AM PST

Actually, this is going to help me out as I just ran into this problem recently. I run Windows 2000 as my standard OS and my taskbar won't load because I'm getting that error message (most likely my fault). So I'm going to investigate this further, thanks for the bump Happy

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