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Stephen66515:
Registry cleaning software debunked...
A fresh install of windows.. time to test my theory about these "registry cleaners"..

Registry cleaning software debunked...
It says "upgrade", but its an upgrade on top of a clean install.

Registry cleaning software debunked...
There we are, brand new virgin Windows 7 desktop! (the lan is even unplugged)

Registry cleaning software debunked...
Lets go to the most annoying website of them all (http://www.mycleanpc.com)

Registry cleaning software debunked...
Yes I will download your software! My computer is running slow and is unbearable! (2x 256gb SSD in RAID 4.0ghz intel)

Registry cleaning software debunked...
Lets start scanning!

Registry cleaning software debunked...
Whoa! I have 8 issues.. I should probably tell Microsoft about this.

Registry cleaning software debunked...
...17...

Registry cleaning software debunked...
17 to 495 in under 3 seconds.. that Windows 7 disc must have been full of hidden porn.

Registry cleaning software debunked...
..556! I better throw this computer away, or pay this company $39.99 to speed this computer up

Registry cleaning software debunked...
Time to get this shit off my computer

Registry cleaning software debunked...
Wait.. its frozen.. CTL-ALT-DEL? No .. nothing? wtf.. tried 3 times to uninstall

Registry cleaning software debunked...
Again...

Registry cleaning software debunked...
Had to shut the service down, first time it access denied me. Then I moved the files from the C:\ into the Recycling Bin, went to uninstall and finally got it to work. Nice scam dick wads, hope you get sued to hell.


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f0dder:
That's not really "Registry cleaning software debunked...", IMHO - it's "scareware taken for a test drive" :-)

Tinman57:
That's not really "Registry cleaning software debunked...", IMHO - it's "scareware taken for a test drive" :-) -f0dder (March 29, 2013, 06:45 PM)
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  True dat.  I have some very effective freeware reg cleaners that I use every couple of months or so unless my system starts running slower or unusual.  Getting rid of all the crap/empty/corrupt/erroneous reg entries speeds up the computer and the boot/shutdown process.  And then every great once in a while I defrag the registry which also speeds things up.

f0dder:
Tinman57: I'd agree with that back in the Win9x days - not so for NT. I honestly can't recall a "registry cleanup" having effect on speed ever since I moved to Win2k, and with a (granted, somewhat superficial) idea of the on-disk and in-memory data structures used for the registry hives, as well as caching optimizations done, I can't see why it would, either.

Now, there might be some specific situations that can be fixed which could cause slowdowns (references to network shares, system startup items that can be removed, et cetera) - but for a normal system, I'd be surprised to see any quantifiable performance effect just by removing "unused" registry keys/values. And some of the "clean up" too much for their own good.

tslim:
Tinman57: I'd agree with that back in the Win9x days - not so for NT. I honestly can't recall a "registry cleanup" having effect on speed ever since I moved to Win2k, and with a (granted, somewhat superficial) idea of the on-disk and in-memory data structures used for the registry hives, as well as caching optimizations done, I can't see why it would, either.

Now, there might be some specific situations that can be fixed which could cause slowdowns (references to network shares, system startup items that can be removed, et cetera) - but for a normal system, I'd be surprised to see any quantifiable performance effect just by removing "unused" registry keys/values. And some of the "clean up" too much for their own good.

-f0dder (March 29, 2013, 10:31 PM)
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Come on man. Let's say I am itchy and got nothing better to do and try few dozen of utilities on my Win7 directly. I play a while with them then simply uninstall them from the Window's remove program list. You should know, I probably will have quite an amount of rubbish left on my HDD and the registry... hehe...

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