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Deleting unused files and programs from registry?


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kcobra2

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Hello all. First of all I would like to say I'm new to this site and I hope this is the appropriate forum to put this topic in. I was just wondering if it would be safe to go into my registry editor and delete unused files and programs that I know for certain that are no longer on my computer? Thanks in advance for any help, and I hope I gave enough info. :tazz:
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Hello, well, yes, but to be 100% sure, use some cleaners, the best I know and use is CCleaner, type it in google, it is almost everywhere. Cleans your disc from unused files and the registry too.
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Oh yes, BeClean is good too, it is better at cleaning the registry.
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Thanks for the info. I've used come cleaners that supposedly clean the registry too, but obviously some are better than others. Thanks again.
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programs like ccleaner really do not remove a lot of the stuff from uninstalled programs. I think the best way is to back up each entry from the software portions of the registry and just manually delete them. as long as you make adequate backups and be careful, you shouldn't run into any serious problems.

registry cleaning programs must be used with care. sometimes the less reputable ones will remove things that are actually necessary.
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Just use tune up 2006
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