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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by okie, Dec 19, 2004.
Anyone ever use tweaknow registry cleaner, and is that an important thing to do^8
I've tried TweakNow.I find using it and EasyCleaner, both a bit dangerous.They both work but you must make certain you don't clean away the wrong things.EasyCleaner http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm TweakNow http://www.tweaknow.com/RegCleaner.html and http://www.tweaknow.com/download.html The safest for Windows XP and also suppose to work with Windows 2000,I've found is RegScrubXP http://www.lexundesigns.com/LexunFreeware/index.htm It doesn't do as much but it cleans the registry fairly well.Better than nothing.For cleaning the OS in general I really like CCleaner http://www.ccleaner.com
Thanks for the input my friend
Why does the registry need to be cleaned?
Wulfenite, the registry builds up detritus from old app installs, old drivers, user settings, and lots of other settings that may not be used anymore. And it never removes these registry entries unless you tell it to do so.
When the registry gets too bloated, load times increase and occurences of errors and conflicts become more and more common.
So you need to remove the old junk to make the OS more efficient, as it reads info from the registry on bootup, and Win2K/XP read from it often during a computing session.
And since M$ OSes sometimes have problems with running properly, anything we can do to keep it from getting confused is generally a good thing.