do registry fixers work

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  1. dunc1234

    dunc1234 MDL Novice

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    i'm most sceptical that registry fix programs make any difference to slow/crashing pc's. i'd e interested to here if anyone has experience of any free or paid that they know have made an actual difference
     
  2. xaudiox

    xaudiox MDL Novice

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    #2 xaudiox, Oct 10, 2010
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    In my experience.. no.
    They are ok for cleaning up the registry as in obsolete software entries etc.
    But as for fixing your computer i would say they dont, actually some do more harm than good.

    Remember "Google" is your friend, if you have a problem then google it and i guarantee someone has had the same problem and has an answer for you.

    If you must use a reg cleaner then jv16 is as good as they get !! (paid) , If you want a freebee then ccleaner isnt too bad.
     
  3. WhiteZero

    WhiteZero MDL Junior Member

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    Registry cleaners are fine. Like CCleaner and AUSLogics.
    But programs that actually claim to "fix" registry errors are probably bunk.
     
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    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    what the ........ :rolleyes:
     
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    bamamal MDL Novice

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    I use RegSeeker from HoverDesk.....It's free and lets' you view and select and you can search for boot up errors that nag you by just writing them down and use search from RegSeeker
     
  8. gamepoint

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    no...i think there's no need to spend money to buy registry fixers or cleaners coz they don't do anything good.If u insist, use Ccleaner or Glary utilities
     
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  9. urie

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    I also use regseeker quite an old program and doesn't need installed though i wouldn't use it to clean windows 7 registry but i do use the search feature.
     
  10. gamepoint

    gamepoint MDL Senior Member

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    i used it once.But i am not quite good at registry.After i tried Regseeker, it found over 3000+ registry errors while Ccleaner found just 20+..So, just follow ccleaner coz i'm not that good at registry editing and quite afraid of deleeting something important..HEHe
     
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  11. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    ccleaner is just fine, its free and have been using it now for 3 years
     
  12. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    There is no evidence that "Cleaning" the registry boosts performance. This is just a myth propagated by commercial software makers. There are thousands of entries in the registry, removing a few dozen couldnt possibly make any impact. But a tool like CCleaner is handy to get rid of obsolete software entries that may be giving annoying popup messages, I use it in such cases. I would vouch for CCleaner, but "cleaning" the registry with other, more aggressive tools can mess up your current installs.
     
  13. livinginswva

    livinginswva MDL Member

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    a couple years ago i had a xp installation that was not running well at all, it almost was as annoying as win98. I ran uniblue registry booster to clean, repair, and defrag the registry, and it came back to nearly the performance of a new installation.
     
  14. Ni3am

    Ni3am MDL Novice

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    Ive gotta agree with venu .. Ive always found registry to be a lil gimmicky, but for obsolete entries ccleaner works well.
     
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    Ni3am MDL Novice

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    @urie i havent used Jv16 power tools in a long time.. Did they have a reg cleaner called something else or a standalone reg cleaner ? I couldve swore i use to use an older product they made but its been a while! Also i partial agree with you in that on older computers a performance bump might be noticeable but im by no means an expert and i do realize the registry controls alot but my experience with cleaners have been minimial at best in regards to performance. You by chance know of a registry benchmark tool of sorts.. maybe something that may sway my opinion!? :)

    Ni3AM
     
  17. urie

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    Yes Ni3am, macecraft did have regcleaner called RegSupreme Pro
     
  18. Ni3am

    Ni3am MDL Novice

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    Thats what it was called "RegSupreme"!!! Wow that was quite a while ago..