Solved

Registry Cleaner value on a 32-bit Vista Ultimate

Posted on 2010-11-22
3
405 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
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.
0
Comment
Question by:adp002
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
dlancelot earned 500 total points
ID: 34192755
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/
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:adp002
ID: 34193178
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!
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:dlancelot
ID: 34193428
Thank you adp002 :)
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Please help me Blue screen window 10 7 67
Windows NLB cluster 3 37
Identify two keyboard codes and how to enter them 9 56
open links in firefox browser 2 8
If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question