[DEBATE] Do not use registry cleaners

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by rjsmithwalmart, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. rjsmithwalmart

    rjsmithwalmart OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hello everyone Do not use registry programs. they will destory some system files in windows and other os system.
     
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  2. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Re: Hello Everyone!!! DO Not USE

    Are you for real ?? And where do you get your information from ? Research ? Word of mouth ? Your Mommy ? Maybe a little more credability on your part would make me not want to tell you to take a hike ...

    The only time a registry program will mess up your system is if you go through and delete things that you have no idea what they are. There a number of NOOBIES who think they know everything about pc's, then go in a destroy pc's left and right by deleting things without looking first. It is the same people who use AOL that I am referring to ;)
     
  3. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    if you dont know what it is dont touch it. Viruses and spyware are bad.. yes.. but a person that knows not what he is doing in a reg and can get into it.. thats a *uck up waiting to happen..
     
  4. bravotsx

    bravotsx OSNN One Post Wonder

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    make a back up before you start messing with your registry! and if you don't know what you're doing, it's best you don't start.
     
  5. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Re: Hello Everyone!!! DO Not USE

    Interesting first post :p Look forward to seeing how you evolve with your next... Welcome, assuming there will be a next? ;)
     
  6. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    you need to be somewhat more than an amoeba to make more than one post :p
     
  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Re: Hello Everyone!!! DO Not USE

    if you mean the general cleaning functions of registry programs that allege to search for entries that don't do anything I happen to agree with the author of this thread

    there are more issues then people ever realize by "purging useless registry entries"

    features in programs you might not be using yet stop functioning, maybe you can't get windows updates, and a host if issues that don't arise for months

    and a user will never be able to attribute his issue to the registry cleaner if it happens months after the "purge"

    I've never EVER seen an issue resolved or a computer "sped up" by purging the registry, and I have seen plenty of issues caused and obviously the computer slowed down when an issue does occur

    now, registry tools are excellant for remaining entries you've uninstalled but the uninstaller wasn't efficient, but the general purging tool in these programs should never be used on xp

    imho
     
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  8. rjsmithwalmart

    rjsmithwalmart OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Let me tell you something, I been using windows and other os system. And any registry files you delete, it do not have to be a insert one it will make your system low and crash.
     
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  9. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    Agrees with Perris completely, these registry tools are useless for most people there made out to be a cure all and there not.
     
  10. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Re: Hello Everyone!!! DO Not USE

    let's tone it done a little

    I grant that some of us responded a little harsh and your post is a reaction to that so I understand the tone of your reaction

    but let's keep it on topic

    btw...welcome to the board
     
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  11. Dublex

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    As a day to day software tech I have to add that using regedit.exe is fine, but only if you know what you are doing and have backed up the registry first.

    Bulk registry entry delete tools are as everyone says a bad idea unless you are interested in how a registry can be crippled by a bad registry program for research project purposes.
     
  12. LordOfLA

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    I've not had issues with ccleaner or the winguides app at cleaning the registry. I've not noticed any difference in windows performance or stability, but it floats my boat so to speak :)
     
  13. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

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    I disagree Perris, let him keep spewing crap like this...

    he will just get laughed out of here.. making a cover all statement like this shows his lack of information on the subject...

    with that attitude you got to be kidding...

    just my opinion, but hes the type of person who is commonly reffered to as a "Turd in the punchbowl"

    I would not be offended if he didnt come back... and you welcomed him too?

    HA!
     
  14. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Some people got out the wrong side of the bad again this morning I see :rolleyes:
     
  15. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

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    Sorry Marge, I hate to see people who have no time here talking to people so rudely...
     
  16. madmatt

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  17. omg its nlm

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    I think you should not touch computers.....
     
  18. DaVo

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    how can you not use a registry cleaner?! It saves you having to reformat your PC when it starts to run really slowly!
     
  19. bobsalot

    bobsalot Boooooooooooooooooooom

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    if i got a registry cleaner. what would it delete. and what if one of the files that windows uses to start up is deleted. what happens.
     
  20. DaVo

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    A registry cleaner cleans your registry! :nervous: It deleted rgistry keys - bascially your registry can get clogged with a lot of useless and invalid registry keys, by deleting this invalid and useless keys you can fasten your computer A LOT.

    Most registry cleaners have backups of the files they delete and usually make a copy of your registry before making any changes/deletions to it. Thus, if something does go wrong (which hopefully shouldnt happen) you can always go back to where you started! :)