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Registry Cleaner value on a 32-bit Vista Ultimate

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In the EE Knowledgebase, there are conflicting opinions on the value of a registry cleaner.  I have a mountain of programs installed.  I do not wish to reformat and re-install tons of programs.  Microsoft does not include a registry cleaner with Vista Ultimate.  Is using a registry cleaner helpful with a 32-bit Vista Ultimate for someone who does install and un-install many programs?  Does using a registry cleaner offer more benefits than risks in my case?
PS.  I have already reduced the number of programs that run at start up time.
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Welcome adp002 to EE.  Using a registry cleaner causes more problems than it fixes IMHO (plenty of in house experience fixing computers).  The best software for uninstalling that I have used (if the built in windows "programs and features" uninstallation utility in the control panel isn't working for you is the Revo Uninstaller.  They have a free 30 day trial at:
http://www.revouninstaller.com/
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I'm glad to know that you think using a registry cleaner causes more problems than it solves.  That's what I've been thinking.  Thanks for the input.  Happy Thanksgiving!
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Thank you adp002 :)
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