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oh and this does some good if you follow the step by step exactly as printed.
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This is a discussion on Computer "Registry Repair Programs". Ever used one? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; My computer has gotten slow as molasses in January. And while it isn't new by any means, it ought to be a lot faster than ...
My computer has gotten slow as molasses in January. And while it isn't new by any means, it ought to be a lot faster than it is right now.
So has anyone here ever used one of these Registry repair programs? Any computer gurus on here have any recommendations?
Thanks NYCarry! I will check this out!
I use registry mechanic, but nothing beats wiping your hard drive and reinstalling windows about every year and a half.
No matter what program you use, the weakness of windows has been the registry from day one. It just accumulates to much clutter and eventually something goes haywire and the system crashes.
That is why i save everything on an external hard drive, and leave nothing on the computer I can't afford to lose forever.
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I use PC Tools Desktop Maestro. It has several different functions which include registry scans and disc deframentation. Also can be used to wipe files and wipe unused disc space.
I also run Microsoft's own Live One Care, which is primarily anti-virus software but has tune up capabilities.
One thing you can easily do with Live One Care is check to see what is being loaded at start up. Lots of stuff gets added automatically with time, and the tune up module of Live One Care lets you clean up all the unneeded garbage that tries to load ---which does certainly speed up the booting process.
I don't really know what the PC Tools Registry Scan does, but it is always finding an accumulation of errors and repairing them.
If you are running an older computer (as I am) consider adding RAM. That can help with the speed issue too.
And, if you aren't running a back up hard drive, do it. They are inexpensive in the scheme of things and can save a lot of aggravation if there is a HD crash.
How about PC Tools Registry Booster 2---it is what I use. Look here...Registry — Registry Booster — Top rated registry cleaner
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I don't, I'm kinda old school and don't trust them. I tend to reload all my computers once or twice a year anyway.
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Yea, it is better to back up your data, completely reformat your drive and reload the OS.
You should also be careful of what programs you install, and uninstall programs when you are no longer using them. Usually most people have problems as many programs they install are hogs, and often put files and registry entries everywhere that don't get deleted because they have poorly written uninstallers (and also leave startup entries, so you waste time when booting your computer as Windows tries to load files that aren't there).
Also try spybot search & destroy, adaware.
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CCleaner is great. I delete everything it finds daily.
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Try AusLogics. I do weekly maintenance on my computers as well as a host of A/V A/S programs. Delete temps/defrag at least once a week, and restart.
I format and reinstall Windows every six months anyway. Like someone mentioned before, that is the best way.
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I've been using TuneUp Utilities 2008 for quite some time now. Before that I had the 2007 version. It seems to be the best one IMO next to Norton System Works. I've tried just about every one out there, and Tune Up / Norton are the only ones that I trust.
Here is a link
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Like some others, I also just wipe out my HD and reload the OS every year or so.
Over the years I've tried pretty much every registry, and PC Tools-type software and if I'm lucky, they don't do much if anything. If I'm unlucky or overly ambitious in my "cleaning", I just make the computer even worse than it was - then I end up reinstalling OS anyway.
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