Cleaning registry

  timestar 11:54 22 Jun 2008

I have CCleaner on my XP laptop but only used it so far for getting rid of bits of prog' etc. The laptop runs ok so do I need to run the registry cleaner (it found a lot of issues). I am no PC expert and am not that happy messing with the registry. Will cleaning it make that much difference?

  brundle 11:57 22 Jun 2008

Nothing you'll notice.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:57 22 Jun 2008

Ccleaner registry fix is excellent and in all the years that I have used it, on many computers, there has never been a problem. In the main window you could also tick all the advanced selections and it will then get rid of all your prefetch files and hotfix uninstallers.


  VoG II 12:00 22 Jun 2008

I think that CCleaner can be a bit 'vicious' when cleaning up the registry.

Personally I prefer RegscrubVistaXP click here

Click scan and allow it to finish. Then click Select All then click Finish.

  birdface 12:05 22 Jun 2008

After you have ran C Cleaner.You could download Winaso Optimizer free or trial version.It will only repair 10 items at a time but you can run it as often as you like.It does an automatic back up and has a registry defrag on it that you can use,I find it better than C Cleaner . click here

  timestar 12:07 22 Jun 2008

Thanks for the help but does a computer's registry "need" cleaning?

  sunny staines 13:03 22 Jun 2008

as buteman says.

a clean registry helps boot up times & opening of programs.

also similar to winaso is free eusing registry checker, lets you clean all in one hit instead of ten at a time.

  VoG II 13:10 22 Jun 2008

As a direct answer, no it doesn't need cleaning.

  Halmer 14:48 22 Jun 2008

that the benefit of 'cleaning' the registry is negligible compared with the risk of shafting your PC!

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