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Cleaning the Registry?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by M2 Carbine, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    I've never tried to clean up the Registry on my older Compaq (Win XP) but all programs are getting pretty slow starting up, so I figured it's getting time to start a little lite trouble shooting.

    I checked the Registry with a program called Easy Cleaner, which found 166 invalid entries.

    I'm reluctant to do anything with the registry, so questions,
    Should I remove all invalid entries?
    If not, how do I know which ones not to remove?
    Or should I just not let a program like Easy Cleaner mess with the Registry?
     
  2. kahrguy

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    Back it up first then remove
     

  3. Washington D.C.

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  4. M2 Carbine

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    Thanks for the info, I'll give it a try.:)
     
  5. Bronson7

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    +1 on Ccleaner. It will also give you the option to backup. Nice little program.
    Bronson7
     
  6. DeadMansLife

    DeadMansLife Senior Member

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    I use CCleaner and have had good results.

    Something else you may consider is HiJackThis and post your log HERE .

    They will help you clean out the crap that CCleaner misses.
     
  7. Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C.

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    Hijack This is a bit techie to recommend to everybody.It says it's for "experienced users".
     
  8. RaiderRodney

    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

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    +1 here for Ccleaner...I love it.
     
  9. M2 Carbine

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    I used CCleaner and everything still seems to be working OK.:)
     
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    That's good news.Ccleaner is about the safest registry cleaner.Clicking the default "broom" will clear temp files and cookies.Click the image below the broom that says "issues"That cleans the registry.Use the defaukt settings of the checked boxes.
     
  11. Kevin108

    Kevin108 THIS IS IN ALL CAPS

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    I still use the old MS RegClean v4.1 PM me if you need it.