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Anonymous
October 7, 2004 11:30:49 AM

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Is there a recommended registry cleaner for XP?
Are free ones any good?
Dick

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Anonymous
October 7, 2004 1:38:32 PM

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I would not recommend a free, unsupported registry cleaner
for Windows XP. There is no need for one. However, the
registry cleaner/optimizer utility found in System Mechanic
(www.iolo.com) is a good one. Remember to backup your
current registry before performing any changes.

If you try and use a free, unsupported registry cleaner, you'll likely
revisit this newsgroup in the future and ask the proverbial question:
"Suddenly, Windows XP no longer....... (you'll fill in the blank).

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

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"Dick M." wrote:

| Is there a recommended registry cleaner for XP?
| Are free ones any good?
| Dick
Anonymous
October 7, 2004 4:06:51 PM

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Symantec ships one in Norton System Works. Another, inexpensive, one which
I like is Registry First Aid.

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> Is there a recommended registry cleaner for XP?
> Are free ones any good?
> Dick
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Anonymous
October 7, 2004 4:47:34 PM

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In news:%23IAFApHrEHA.2604@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
Dick M. <webmiles@coxREMOVE.net> typed:

> Is there a recommended registry cleaner for XP?
> Are free ones any good?


In my view, all of these things are dangerous and are more likely
to do harm than good. I wouldn't use any of them, free or not.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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Anonymous
October 7, 2004 6:15:02 PM

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Unfortunately I disagree with Ken, Will and Carey. While XP does a much
better job at handling the registry than previous OS's it to can become
bloated with useless entries left over from adding and removing programs.
These can sometimes cause issues when trying to install software. I have had
XP Home Edition since it's release over 3 years ago and have always used JV16
power tools. The registry cleaner in here is effective and effecient and has
never caused any problems for me or the system in all the years and thousands
of application installs, tests, and removals. JV16 is now an application that
you have to purchase but there are some sites that carry the older free
versions for download. While I do know of system that have been rendered
useless by some of the utilities in Norton System Works, like the disk
doctor, I have never known of anyone with problems linked to JV16 power tools
and the RegClean v4.3 based on JV16.
Anonymous
October 7, 2004 7:41:06 PM

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Hi

The XP Registry looks after itself. Using any Registry 'cleaner' can cause
more harm than good and render a PC unbootable. I would suggest that you
let XP manage the Registry.

--

Will Denny
MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


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> Is there a recommended registry cleaner for XP?
> Are free ones any good?
> Dick
>
>
Anonymous
October 7, 2004 9:16:24 PM

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Dick, have a look at RegScrubXP on the following site :-

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=2048

It was recommended a little while ago by someone in this group.

Regards,
Joe Steele

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> Are free ones any good?
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Anonymous
October 7, 2004 10:05:10 PM

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Perhaps you mean Regcleaner v4.3?
There is only a v4.1 for Regclean.
Dick


"The Unknown P" wrote:
Unfortunately I disagree with Ken, Will and Carey. While XP does a much
better job at handling the registry than previous OS's it to can become
bloated with useless entries left over from adding and removing programs.
These can sometimes cause issues when trying to install software. I have had
XP Home Edition since it's release over 3 years ago and have always used JV16
power tools. The registry cleaner in here is effective and effecient and has
never caused any problems for me or the system in all the years and thousands
of application installs, tests, and removals. JV16 is now an application that
you have to purchase but there are some sites that carry the older free
versions for download. While I do know of system that have been rendered
useless by some of the utilities in Norton System Works, like the disk
doctor, I have never known of anyone with problems linked to JV16 power tools
and the RegClean v4.3 based on JV16.
October 8, 2004 5:10:12 PM

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I've been using RegSupreme, (which is an offshoot of JV16) for over 6 months
& wouldn't be without it.

On first installing it, I carefully checked every entry it pulled up & found
they were all legit "destination does not exist" ones, so now just select &
quarantine the lot, leave them for a week or so, then delete the old
quarantined ones.

Until then, I didn't realise that, if, for example, you paste something to
the Desktop, then move it elsewhere - or delete it, a permanent registry
entry is created.
It's not unusual for me to quarantine 50-100 of those types per day. Also,
it's the only totally non-volatile 'cleaner' I've come across to date.

--

johnf

> Unfortunately I disagree with Ken, Will and Carey. While XP does a much
> better job at handling the registry than previous OS's it to can become
> bloated with useless entries left over from adding and removing
> programs. These can sometimes cause issues when trying to install
> software. I have had XP Home Edition since it's release over 3 years
> ago and have always used JV16 power tools. The registry cleaner in here
> is effective and effecient and has never caused any problems for me or
> the system in all the years and thousands of application installs,
> tests, and removals. JV16 is now an application that you have to
> purchase but there are some sites that carry the older free versions
> for download. While I do know of system that have been rendered useless
> by some of the utilities in Norton System Works, like the disk doctor,
> I have never known of anyone with problems linked to JV16 power tools
> and the RegClean v4.3 based on JV16.
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