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a good registry cleaner?

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I happen to do A LOT of installing and uninstalling software/programs on my XP operating system. If you understand Windows, by the time you've installed and uninstalled about 30 different programs within 10 days, your OS will croak from all those registry keys. :blink: What would be a good program "a registry program" that would be similar to the windows add/remove tool but would delete registry entries affiliated with those programs you uninstall?
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Hi, and welcome to Geeks to Go!

I use CCleaner. You can download it here. It deletes temp files and registry entries. It also prompts you to back up the entries it plans to remove.
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XP doesn't "croak" from unnecessary registry entries, it just ignores them. If you install/uninstall quite a bit, you may need to defrag more often. Dumping your temp files like LindaGail mentioned is a good idea. Do that, reboot, then defrag. Unless you're familiar with the registry, leave it alone, unless you follow LindaGail's advice and do the back ups ccleaner prompts you to do.
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