Registry cleaners

By nypd88knight ·
With all the hype and all the registry cleaners out there, can you recommend what you think is best and why? I'm running WinX-Pro THANKS

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by Tig2 In reply to Registry cleaners

I use CCleaner on my Windows systems. I have done so for years. It is free, has a useful interface, and none of my users have ever had a problem with it. A couple of things you should know first...

The tool needs to be run recursively. After cleaning issues that it presents, run it again. Think of the gunk coming off like layers of an onion. The program will prompt you to back up your registry. Do that but only on the first pass. I date the back up and toss it on the desktop. After a final reboot, I can delete it.

You can find it at

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by IC-IT In reply to Personal favorite

I HAD CCleaner in an open lab environment. If you also use Pharos (print control software), get rid of CCleaner.

Even with Deep Freeze, should a user run the registry cleaning part of CCleaner it WILL break the print capabilities.

You then need to reinstall the Notify and Popup clients on the workstations (or the admin package dependant upon your Pharos version).

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