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Old August 4th 04, 03:19 PM
TheBFG
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Default Registry cleaner

I'm pretty new to XP.
I hesitate to touch the registry but I have beenadvised it is good to clean it up sometimes. Is that correct? If so,
I want to get a registry cleaner that works well and is easy to use for a beginner.
Does anyone know a useful utility to do this?
I checked on Google but there are so many.
Any advice appreciated. If you know a good free version that would be great.
Thanks
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  #2  
Old August 4th 04, 03:28 PM
Doug Knox MS-MVP
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Default Registry cleaner

Personally, I don't use any, and never have. They all leave something =
to be desired, in my opinion. However, if you do decide on one, make =
sure you know how to use its backup and restore features. =20

--=20
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
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"TheBFG" wrote in message =
...
I'm pretty new to XP.
I hesitate to touch the registry but I have beenadvised it is good to =

clean it up sometimes. Is that correct? If so,
I want to get a registry cleaner that works well and is easy to use =

for a beginner.
Does anyone know a useful utility to do this?
I checked on Google but there are so many.
Any advice appreciated. If you know a good free version that would be =

great.
Thanks

  #3  
Old August 4th 04, 03:31 PM
Carey Frisch [MVP]
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Default Registry cleaner

It is not necessary to use a registry cleaner with Windows XP.
However, System Mechanic (www.iolo.com) is an excellent
utility program that includes a relatively safe registry cleaner
and optimizer. It includes a registry backup just in case something
goes amiss. You can try it out free for 30 days.

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

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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"TheBFG" wrote in message:
...

| I'm pretty new to XP.
| I hesitate to touch the registry but I have beenadvised it is good to clean it up sometimes. Is that
correct? If so,
| I want to get a registry cleaner that works well and is easy to use for a beginner.
| Does anyone know a useful utility to do this?
| I checked on Google but there are so many.
| Any advice appreciated. If you know a good free version that would be great.
| Thanks

  #4  
Old August 4th 04, 04:57 PM
The Unknown P
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Default Registry cleaner

Both Doug and Carey are mistaken in my opinion. If you do a lot of installing\uninstalling and testing of apps then the registry gets bogged down with useless information and entries. Now while it's true that XP ignores registry entries that are incorrectly entered or written or have invalid associations the mere act of checking leads one to believe that slow down can be the result of a registry full of obsolete entries. I know the eXPerts will claim this is just microseconds but then they all add up to seconds don't they. The best that I have had and still use is the old JV16 Power Tools. You can still get the old free one on some sites. For just the registry cleaner from the tools do and internet search for RegCleaner. }:~)
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There are three types of people in computing, those that can count and those that can't.


"TheBFG" wrote:

I'm pretty new to XP.
I hesitate to touch the registry but I have beenadvised it is good to clean it up sometimes. Is that correct? If so,
I want to get a registry cleaner that works well and is easy to use for a beginner.
Does anyone know a useful utility to do this?
I checked on Google but there are so many.
Any advice appreciated. If you know a good free version that would be great.
Thanks

  #5  
Old August 4th 04, 05:17 PM
Edward W. Thompson
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Default Registry cleaner

The registry may grow significantly if you add and install programs and
don't uninstall them by 'Add/Remove Programs' facility in the Control Panel.
Even so, I very mach doubt if there is any significant increase in start
time due to Registry 'junk'. There certainly appears to be a pschological
benefit from keeping the Registry lean and mean but probably not a practical
benefit. Each may way for themselves the advantages, real or imaginary,
against the risks.


"The Unknown P" ( ) wrote in message
...
Both Doug and Carey are mistaken in my opinion. If you do a lot of

installing\uninstalling and testing of apps then the registry gets bogged
down with useless information and entries. Now while it's true that XP
ignores registry entries that are incorrectly entered or written or have
invalid associations the mere act of checking leads one to believe that slow
down can be the result of a registry full of obsolete entries. I know the
eXPerts will claim this is just microseconds but then they all add up to
seconds don't they. The best that I have had and still use is the old JV16
Power Tools. You can still get the old free one on some sites. For just the
registry cleaner from the tools do and internet search for RegCleaner. }:~)
--
There are three types of people in computing, those that can count and

those that can't.


"TheBFG" wrote:

I'm pretty new to XP.
I hesitate to touch the registry but I have beenadvised it is good to

clean it up sometimes. Is that correct? If so,
I want to get a registry cleaner that works well and is easy to use for

a beginner.
Does anyone know a useful utility to do this?
I checked on Google but there are so many.
Any advice appreciated. If you know a good free version that would be

great.
Thanks



  #6  
Old August 4th 04, 05:27 PM
Alias
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Default Registry cleaner


"Edward W. Thompson" wrote

The registry may grow significantly if you add and install programs and
don't uninstall them by 'Add/Remove Programs' facility in the Control

Panel.
Even so, I very mach doubt if there is any significant increase in start
time due to Registry 'junk'. There certainly appears to be a pschological
benefit from keeping the Registry lean and mean but probably not a

practical
benefit. Each may way [did you mean to type "weigh"?] for themselves the

advantages, real or imaginary,
against the risks.


The phrase "anal retention" comes to mind.

Alias


"The Unknown P" ( ) wrote


Both Doug and Carey are mistaken in my opinion. If you do a lot of

installing\uninstalling and testing of apps then the registry gets bogged
down with useless information and entries. Now while it's true that XP
ignores registry entries that are incorrectly entered or written or have
invalid associations the mere act of checking leads one to believe that

slow
down can be the result of a registry full of obsolete entries. I know the
eXPerts will claim this is just microseconds but then they all add up to
seconds don't they. The best that I have had and still use is the old JV16
Power Tools. You can still get the old free one on some sites. For just

the
registry cleaner from the tools do and internet search for

RegCleaner. }:~)
--
There are three types of people in computing, those that can count and

those that can't.


"TheBFG" wrote:

I'm pretty new to XP.
I hesitate to touch the registry but I have beenadvised it is good to

clean it up sometimes. Is that correct? If so,
I want to get a registry cleaner that works well and is easy to use

for
a beginner.
Does anyone know a useful utility to do this?
I checked on Google but there are so many.
Any advice appreciated. If you know a good free version that would be

great.
Thanks





  #7  
Old August 5th 04, 01:49 AM
TheBFG
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Default Registry cleaner

Thanks to all for the advice.
I'll do some more checking about this.

"Alias" wrote:


"Edward W. Thompson" wrote

The registry may grow significantly if you add and install programs and
don't uninstall them by 'Add/Remove Programs' facility in the Control

Panel.
Even so, I very mach doubt if there is any significant increase in start
time due to Registry 'junk'. There certainly appears to be a pschological
benefit from keeping the Registry lean and mean but probably not a

practical
benefit. Each may way [did you mean to type "weigh"?] for themselves the

advantages, real or imaginary,
against the risks.


The phrase "anal retention" comes to mind.

Alias


"The Unknown P" ( ) wrote


Both Doug and Carey are mistaken in my opinion. If you do a lot of

installing\uninstalling and testing of apps then the registry gets bogged
down with useless information and entries. Now while it's true that XP
ignores registry entries that are incorrectly entered or written or have
invalid associations the mere act of checking leads one to believe that

slow
down can be the result of a registry full of obsolete entries. I know the
eXPerts will claim this is just microseconds but then they all add up to
seconds don't they. The best that I have had and still use is the old JV16
Power Tools. You can still get the old free one on some sites. For just

the
registry cleaner from the tools do and internet search for

RegCleaner. }:~)
--
There are three types of people in computing, those that can count and

those that can't.


"TheBFG" wrote:

I'm pretty new to XP.
I hesitate to touch the registry but I have beenadvised it is good to

clean it up sometimes. Is that correct? If so,
I want to get a registry cleaner that works well and is easy to use

for
a beginner.
Does anyone know a useful utility to do this?
I checked on Google but there are so many.
Any advice appreciated. If you know a good free version that would be

great.
Thanks






  #8  
Old August 5th 04, 08:00 AM
Box134
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Default Registry cleaner


"Alias" wrote in message
...

Or maybe the phrase "anal retentive?" At least get it right if you're trying
to be clever.

http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?AnalRetentive


The phrase "anal retention" comes to mind.

Alias




  #9  
Old August 5th 04, 11:49 AM
Alias
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Default Registry cleaner


"Box134" wrote

"Alias" wrote in message
...

Or maybe the phrase "anal retentive?" At least get it right if you're

trying
to be clever.

http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?AnalRetentive


The phrase "anal retention" comes to mind.

Alias


I can see you haven't studied English grammar. An *anal retentive* person
suffers from *anal retention*. An *attentive* person pays *attention*.

Class over, now go out and play.

Alias


  #10  
Old August 9th 04, 09:22 PM
Box134
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Default Registry cleaner

You have a great talent for tortured logic and non sequiturs. Now go look it
up.


"Alias" wrote in message
...

I can see you haven't studied English grammar. An *anal retentive* person
suffers from *anal retention*. An *attentive* person pays *attention*.

Class over, now go out and play.

Alias




  #11  
Old November 26th 12, 12:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
No_Name
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Default Registry cleaner

On Wednesday, August 4, 2004 3:28:28 PM UTC+1, Doug Knox MS-MVP wrote:
Personally, I don't use any, and never have. They all leave something to be desired, in my opinion. However, if you do decide on one, make sure you know how to use its backup and restore features.

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

"TheBFG" wrote in message ...
I'm pretty new to XP.
I hesitate to touch the registry but I have beenadvised it is good to clean it up sometimes. Is that correct? If so,
I want to get a registry cleaner that works well and is easy to use for a beginner.
Does anyone know a useful utility to do this?
I checked on Google but there are so many.
Any advice appreciated. If you know a good free version that would be great.
Thanks


Try Little Registry Cleaner Free and open source

http://sourceforge.net/projects/littlecleaner

Alternative you can try open source Performance maintainer. It cleans registry (Little Registry Cleaner), performs disk clean up (Disk Cleaner) and defragments drive (UltraDefrag) in one go. Same as 1-Click Maintenance in TuneUp Utilities

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pcsm/
 




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