OK! I have followed the registry cleaning debate or debacle, depending on how you view it for many years. Personally, I am a believer in registry cleaners even if my view might be misguided. You see it posted everywhere- "no respectible tech would ever use or recommend using a registry cleaner". The seemingly bais against registry cleaners by many techs has always left a bit of a doubt in the back of my mind, however, I have been an avid user of such tools since the days of Windows 95, 98, ME, Xp and now Windows 7. I maintain and care for about 20 computers of family members and I never seem to have the issues that they and others seem to experience. My professional techs have even commented on numerous occasions about the excellent conditions of my computers which they get to work on occassional when I decide to experiment with something that was better left alone.
This past week, one of my 8 grandkids brought me a Windows 7 computer that was almost dead. Boot up time 2 minutes 23 seconds and programs took forever to open. You know how kids are. They will download anything, especially if it is free. First cleaned up the massively overloaded start and process sections. Ran CCleaner and removed 946 MB. RegSeeker removed 19,682 registry entries on the first run and 3,412 on the second run. RegVac removed 1821 entries. NTREGOPT fixed a 32% fragmented drive.
As I said, I rarely ever have an issue with any of my 3 computers and I routinely run all my cleaners on a weekly basis and have for years. Given all the entries removed, why would that not be a good thing for the health of any computer?