Windows Maintenance Apps

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ming, May 24, 2006.

  1. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Can someone suggest a good Windows Utility application that cleans out junk and fix registry problems for XP?

    Just before anyone mentions CCleaner, forget it coz I don't like that prog.

    I've been using TuneUp Utilities that does various stuff, but I'd like to know if there are any better progs out there.
     
  2. omg its nlm

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    Well I like system mechanic, but everyone here hates it.
     
  3. ming

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    Haven't used that for ages to be honest... Don't think I'd go that route again either. :p
     
  4. omg its nlm

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    Tweak-XP?
     
  5. kcnychief

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    OK first, System Mechanic = Bad, but there is already a thread about that.

    Secondly, and opinions will vary, I don't really mess with the registry in regards to fixing "problems". All and all, I have done it several times before, I see no real difference in performance after doing it. When the registry is concerned, you are better off leaving well alone if it's not necessary. About a year ago or so I did some benchmarking on this, will have to dig to see if I have the screenshots and results somewhere. But seriously, unless you are getting GUI-related errors, or something in the Event Logs, I wouldn't sweat it.

    And, in regards to Ccleaner, it's good, but if you don't like that you can try Webroot's Window Washer. I used it for a few years, but since Ccleaner is free, faster, and does essentially the same thing, I have switched :)

    Window Washer does work well though, and I still have it installed on some client rigs:

    http://www.webroot.com/consumer/products/windowwasher/
     
  6. Mastershakes

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    How come you don't like CCleaner? It's a beauty, lots of options to configure.
     
  7. LeeJend

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    I use reg mechanic. I've used system mechanic but it's so long I forget why I went with reg mechanic. I think maybe it was a dangerously complex UI. Too easy to make a mistake.

    Have not tried Clceaner for general cleanup. I'll have to take a look at it.
     
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  9. Krux

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    I agree with leejend, I use registry mechanic on clients computers all the time I have yet to have it cause a problem.