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  Quote hotcakes22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Nov 2008 at 1:09am
I'm sorry for the noobish question but...
 
is there any chance I will lose, say, word documents or pictures or that Windows XP will stop working properly in some fundamental way?
 
my registry is dirty, I know, but I'm a bit hesitant to take action
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Nov 2008 at 2:00am
if your pc is running fine, leave your registry alone, unless you know what you are doing.

save your media/personal files on a different drive then the one your os is on
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Nov 2008 at 1:28pm
IMO if you know what you are doing, there is no need to pay for registry cleaners, it would be a waste of money.

if you know what you are doing then you are good to go, if you don't know what you are doing then paid version or not will not make a difference.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Nov 2008 at 5:13pm
you have a right to your opinion, but just so you know, writing code has got nothing to do with cleaning your registry.

Its simply running just about any scanner and knowing what to delete and not to delete, a paid version or none paid version will not differer in the way they scan, some paid version might limit their searches to make the user think they are getting everything.

finding uninstallers or temp registry keys will not differ from paid version or none paid version again, cause its pretty much looking under certain keys and looking for certain values.

now writing codes, if by that you mean programing, has nothing to do with any of that, unless you want to write a program thats scans the registry and looks for certain keys and values, but why would anybody want to do that when there are many programs out there that do that, CCleaner for one.

when it comes to windows cleaning products, paid version are nothing but a scam to get you to pay for something a freeware can do, I would not say the same about security apps tho, in security apps I would not use a freeware app at all.

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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Nov 2008 at 5:27pm
regkeys are text, they are not a file with source code, so again there is no code to read.

CCleaner will scan every single registry key you assign it to, I have not come across a scanner that does not scann as deep as you ask it to, if you have, then you found a crappy scanner, but CCleaner is not like that.

My word or what I think has nothing to do with what registry keys are or how they are scanned.


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  Quote mam1744 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jan 2009 at 2:14pm
is there a psecial registry cleaner we  i need to use for vista 64  bit or are they
 
64 bit  apps as well
 
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  Quote mam1744 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jan 2009 at 4:03pm
sure does earn u a freebe lol
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  Quote Whthawke66 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Jan 2009 at 3:21pm
Just as an aside here, the Abraxis cleaner appears to no longer have a free option, the link on the first page is 'broken' for it apparently, and when I go to Abraxis' home page, only an option to buy a full product is offered. FYI.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Jan 2009 at 5:18pm
guys if your registry is not giving you any problems or you don't have any errors, leave your registry alone.
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  Quote Dsnewb210 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Feb 2009 at 12:53am

Yep.. Don't fix whats not broken.. I learned the hardway on my old dell awhile back.

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  Quote YankBastard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Apr 2009 at 2:43am
Abexo link sends me to another web page. Are they still in businiess?
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Apr 2009 at 3:29am
stay away from registry cleaners unless you like to deal with all kinds of trouble.
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  Quote philiporphillip Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Dec 2009 at 7:16pm
all this talk about reg cleaners, lol. got me excited and i stumbled upon RegServe and it found a total of 1744 errors and i've only had my DS pc about a week.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Dec 2009 at 8:08pm
remember what I said in my previous post here.
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  Quote DL13 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Dec 2009 at 8:22pm

Agree - if you do change your registry; back it up first, only delete/change what you are sure of.

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  Quote B5GkarNarn Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Dec 2009 at 10:08pm
Originally posted by DST4ME

stay away from registry cleaners unless you like to deal with all kinds of trouble.

I've been using CCleaner for over 1 year and its helped keep my PC running well. I'm not tech savvy enough to go into the registry & fix things so CCleaner has been a blessing for my current PC running Win XP. I hope that CCleaner will work well on my new DS rig that runs the 64 bit version of Win 7.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Dec 2009 at 10:52pm
yes I use CCleaner also, however you should never mess with your registry unless its giving you errors.

anyways just sharing info, all it takes is one time.
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Revo Uninstaller - I purchased full version more or less a contribution out of appreciation for such an excellent program. I run it in advanced mode. I'm no longer afraid to try a download as I know I can get a good clean uninstall. Sometimes there is a empty folder to delete manually but I only find them when I'm doing manual cleaning. Been using Advanced System Care also. Works better than expected. It has turbo boost but I'm not crazy about such claims. I run a lean system. One of the best things I did was turn off performance counters. Comodo Clean My Computer is very aggressive and I have so mixed feelings only use it once in a while
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  Quote Becks Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Apr 2010 at 11:10am
ROFL,
 
This thread is hysterical..DST4ME keeps telling you folks to stay away from these things, and peolpe keep running them who have no idea what they are really doing and appear happy that these BS programs throw up numbers that say they have issues.  Reminds me of the Great Triangle Fire in NYC...
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  Quote sttrzangelo4 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Feb 2011 at 12:10pm
I know this is way late question but was reading and I know my laptop has registry errors thru my Norton Tools do not know how to fix the one's it apparently can't fix. Would one of these help me? Not doing it if it will be too risky as I'm pretty new to it all. Got my DS order in Thanks largely to your advice but wanna clean this laptop so my kids will have a real good computer. Clean it up and all. Thanks again!
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Feb 2011 at 2:44am
Working with registry is always risky, if it gets messed-up, your OS may not work.

you can use ccleaner to clean the registry, but unless you haver issues, leave it alone.
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  Quote sttrzangelo4 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Feb 2011 at 3:46am
Thanks! Again!
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Feb 2011 at 4:53am
My pleasure

be sure to backup registry before you edit it, thats rule number one.

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