registry cleanup options?
Posted on 2014-11-17
I have a win 7 desktop that has slowed down. rather than do a nuke and pave, I am trying something else - I uninstalled most apps I can reinstall easily, then manually compared the files / folder from a new / clean install against this used install and deleted files that I know aren't needed.
I can go into the registry and see loads of entries for intuit, quickbooks, quicken, Silverlight, etc even though I uninstalled those and other apps.
I've run ccleaner and free registry cleaner. They don't seem to get those. Like loads of things like these:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft Silverlight|5.1.20125.0|
I can manually delete each of these keys, but it's delete, confirm then search again for Silverlight.
Is there a way to automate that / better registry cleaner?