Does XP Home Have a Super Safe Registry Cleaner built in?

Posted: 02-16-2004, 09:06 AM
A registry cleaner, already in XP, that if used in "safe mode", it will clean up the registry, but never delete a needed file or feature?

If not in XP, is there a good free download, that ahs been found to be extra safe?

Registry first aid, I dont totally trust. And the free version only removes about 10 items per pass. So, you wear out your computer, repeating silly 10 count removals, until you get the registry cleaned. On first run, they found over 200 corrections needed to be made (how many really were needed, and would it cause crashes to remove all of them?), where 200 corrections would require 20 full fast hard runs of the computer and drive, to get them all removed, at only 10 removed per pass.

So, I deleted their program, after the first run. Very poor marketing decision on their part. Plus, I dont trust that they only find the safe items to remove.

If anyone has found a truly free version, that works on XP, (or is already located within XP Home) and is near 99.999% safe, would be interested to know the software title.

And also, is a registry cleanner, even needed? Does it improve the system performance, and or reliability, "IF" only the correct files needed to be removed, are removed?

Thanks in advance, for reply's.

Does XP Home Have a Super Safe Registry Cleaner built in?


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Re: Does XP Home Have a Super Safe Registry Cleaner built in?
Posted: 02-16-2004, 11:14 AM
I heard good things about something called Easycleaner. I never tried it
myself, though. I get this newsletter, Langalist, and the guy was saying
that after always using a reg cleaner on his Windows 98 and ME and 2000 OSs,
that with XP he just wasn't seeing any impovement in performance after the
cleaning. So he thought it wasn't worth the risk of breaking something.

Check out Sysinternal (maybe there's an 's' on the end of that?) for a
little program that will defrag your reg files (and page file and
hybernation files) before windows boots up.

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"Tall_Man" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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| A registry cleaner, already in XP, that if used in "safe mode", it will
clean up the registry, but never delete a needed file or feature?
|
| If not in XP, is there a good free download, that ahs been found to be
extra safe?
|
| Registry first aid, I dont totally trust. And the free version only
removes about 10 items per pass. So, you wear out your computer, repeating
silly 10 count removals, until you get the registry cleaned. On first run,
they found over 200 corrections needed to be made (how many really were
needed, and would it cause crashes to remove all of them?), where 200
corrections would require 20 full fast hard runs of the computer and drive,
to get them all removed, at only 10 removed per pass.
|
| So, I deleted their program, after the first run. Very poor marketing
decision on their part. Plus, I dont trust that they only find the safe
items to remove.
|
| If anyone has found a truly free version, that works on XP, (or is already
located within XP Home) and is near 99.999% safe, would be interested to
know the software title.
|
| And also, is a registry cleanner, even needed? Does it improve the system
performance, and or reliability, "IF" only the correct files needed to be
removed, are removed?
|
| Thanks in advance, for reply's.

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Re: Does XP Home Have a Super Safe Registry Cleaner built in?
Posted: 02-16-2004, 04:00 PM
Yes, using a registry cleaner definately helps. I use 'jv16 power tools'. It
was free originally but now there is a small fee for it. However, because of
all its features, additional funtions etc. it is well worth it.
"Tall_Man" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CC7D401D-680B-46A2-84ED-57C45F4551B3@microsoft.com...
> A registry cleaner, already in XP, that if used in "safe mode", it will
clean up the registry, but never delete a needed file or feature?
>
> If not in XP, is there a good free download, that ahs been found to be
extra safe?
>
> Registry first aid, I dont totally trust. And the free version only
removes about 10 items per pass. So, you wear out your computer, repeating
silly 10 count removals, until you get the registry cleaned. On first run,
they found over 200 corrections needed to be made (how many really were
needed, and would it cause crashes to remove all of them?), where 200
corrections would require 20 full fast hard runs of the computer and drive, to
get them all removed, at only 10 removed per pass.
>
> So, I deleted their program, after the first run. Very poor marketing
decision on their part. Plus, I dont trust that they only find the safe items
to remove.
>
> If anyone has found a truly free version, that works on XP, (or is already
located within XP Home) and is near 99.999% safe, would be interested to know
the software title.
>
> And also, is a registry cleanner, even needed? Does it improve the system
performance, and or reliability, "IF" only the correct files needed to be
removed, are removed?
>
> Thanks in advance, for reply's.
Bill
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Re: Does XP Home Have a Super Safe Registry Cleaner built in?
Posted: 02-16-2004, 06:58 PM
>-----Original Message-----
>I heard good things about something called Easycleaner.
I never tried it
>myself, though. I get this newsletter, Langalist, and
the guy was saying
>that after always using a reg cleaner on his Windows 98
and ME and 2000 OSs,
>that with XP he just wasn't seeing any impovement in
performance after the
>cleaning. So he thought it wasn't worth the risk of
breaking something.
>
>Check out Sysinternal (maybe there's an 's' on the end of
that?) for a
>little program that will defrag your reg files (and page
file and
>hybernation files) before windows boots up.
>
>--
>ICQ#
>"Tall_Man" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:CC7D401D-680B-46A2-84ED-57C45F4551B3@microsoft.com...
>| A registry cleaner, already in XP, that if used
in "safe mode", it will
>clean up the registry, but never delete a needed file or
feature?
>|
>| If not in XP, is there a good free download, that ahs
been found to be
>extra safe?
>|
>| Registry first aid, I dont totally trust. And the
free version only
>removes about 10 items per pass. So, you wear out your
computer, repeating
>silly 10 count removals, until you get the registry
cleaned. On first run,
>they found over 200 corrections needed to be made (how
many really were
>needed, and would it cause crashes to remove all of
them?), where 200
>corrections would require 20 full fast hard runs of the
computer and drive,
>to get them all removed, at only 10 removed per pass.
>|
>| So, I deleted their program, after the first run. Very
poor marketing
>decision on their part. Plus, I dont trust that they
only find the safe
>items to remove.
>|
>| If anyone has found a truly free version, that works on
XP, (or is already
>located within XP Home) and is near 99.999% safe, would
be interested to
>know the software title.
>|
>| And also, is a registry cleanner, even needed? Does it
improve the system
>performance, and or reliability, "IF" only the correct
files needed to be
>removed, are removed?
>|
>| Thanks in advance, for reply's.
>
>.
>
I've had no problems with the programs here:
http://home.t-online.de/home/lars.hederer/erunt/

Bill
 
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