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shambah

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Anyone know a site where i can get a free windows registry cleaner..?
One that is completly free, not just a trial version or something equally dodgy!

Cheers guys
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Yes, there are some free Registry tools with good reputations. But. The real question is why do you want one? That is, what problem are you experiencing that leads you to believe that such a tool would be helpful? General Registry "cleaners" simply remove invalid entries. (Some have been known to remove some valid ones as well and actually cause problems.) It takes tons (and tons) of invalid entries to effect XP performance to the point at which it becomes noticible. Most experienced users keep a Registry tool on hand for difficult un-installs and other arcane purposes. CCleaner has a built-in "Issues" tool that does basic Registry clean-up, but even that should be used with care. CCleaner is great for clearing out temp files. Available here: http://www.ccleaner.com/ Please use the backup function. For complete and easy Registry backup and restoration, I suggest ERUNT: http://www.larsheder...nline.de/erunt/ Each backup file contains its own .exe which restores the Registry without starting the main program. Tutorial here: http://www.larsheder...erunt/erunt.txt The Registry is the very heart and mind of Windows. Nothing happens without it, and changes to the Registry always have consequences. If the solution to a problem requires a change in the Registry, a "cleaner" will not help. That requires experienced and knowledge-able help.
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Thanks for the fast reply.. my comp has been running really slowly lately, i scanned it for viruses several times but to no prevail! i dont really want to have to take it to the shop to get it checked out, thats just annoying.. And it is due for a good upgrade, but i wont lie, i dont exactly have the money at the current time :blink: While talking to a mate of mine he told me i should try one out, so i thought why the [bleep] not! :whistling:
Thanks for the sites, much appreciated!
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For what I have learned about getting my system under control and working efficiently, with URLs of useful tools and informational sites, see my Vox: http://doc1101.vox.com/ (To visit the "links" copy and paste to your browser address bar in a new tab.)
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I Had a read of that, it was really good! Lots of things i didn't no lol!
Thanks for that, it was actually pretty helpful.. And the registry cleaner you gave me worked really well to, my computer is running a fair bit better!

Your help was much appreciated :whistling:

Cheers matey!
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Glad to have been of service. :-)
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