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    Registry Cleanup And Optimisation

    I know this is a bit of a sore topic for some however I have been using a freeware utility which has helped with some of my stations improving their perfomance noticably.

    Name: Registry Life

    Website and Download: Registry Life: Chemtable.Com

    Last edited by DaveP; 21st October 2009 at 10:10 AM. Reason: Correct formatting error/spelling mistake.

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    I like using CCleaner for this.

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    I've also used CCleaner for years now.

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    I have used CCleaner in the past. It did not appear to do as good a job as Registry Life.

    Also our Grid have blocked access to the downloads/updates: Keeping up with developments is a bit of a pain for us now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsAdvocate View Post
    I like using CCleaner for this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
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    What sort of performance increases are you seeing?

    Personally, I don't rate these kinds of registry 'clean up' tools but I'm willing to keep an open mind if someone can convince me.

    Out of interest, do you back up the registry before running these tools?

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    Quote Originally Posted by t_h View Post
    Personally, I don't rate these kinds of registry 'clean up' tools but I'm willing to keep an open mind if someone can convince me.
    Makes at least 2 of us, aside from ccleaner where I have seen the keys its removed - most of which make sense to me ie file types and pieces in the registry that have been left over from .Net framework and if you have removed quicktime or adobe reader or any software its left other bits in the registry and Ive used ccleaners registry cleaner repeatedly until it cant find anything and then try and re install problematic software and most of the time it fixes it

    For the most part I don't understand how they know which keys to remove or which to keep as it has nothing to compare to - for all the software knows there could also be keys that are missing but ive never seen any software prompt to say you are missing registry keys x, y and z do you want to add these in

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    I know this is a bit of a sore topic for some however I have been using a freeware utility which has helped with some of my stations improving their perfomance noticably.

    Name: Registry Life

    Website and Download: Registry Life: Chemtable.Com

    Cheers Dave... will take a look

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