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Old 06-14-2011, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I am looking to download a program that can help me deal with any registry error on my laptop. I have a Toshiba and I use Windows 7 if that helps any. I also found a list of some programs that could help but I don't know anything about them. Here is the list if you want to take a look:

fix windows registry errors downloads - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

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Old 06-14-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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CCleaner is the #1 pick for me by far.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:50 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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What makes you think you need one of these?
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:58 PM
 
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"If it ain't broke don't try and fix it." Registry should be left alone unless you have a known issue.
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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"If it ain't broke don't try and fix it." Registry should be left alone unless you have a known issue.
How would I find that out? And yes, that is a serious question
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:39 PM
 
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Unless you can look at every entry your registry cleaner tells you is not needed or is corrupt, and determine if that is in fact the case, you should not be using a registry cleaner. They are unnecessary and not something that should be used by the average person.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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CCleaner is the safest one. It takes out duplicate entries, for example. You take a look at what it will do if you allow it, so you have control.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:56 PM
 
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If you have a specific problem caused by a problem with the registry, you should address that specific issue. There are web sites that will give you instructions on how to edit the registry and exactly what to change. Alternatively, they may offer a .reg file you can download which will make the changes for you.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:52 AM
 
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Don't be scared of CCleaner, we use it at work dozens of times a day and never, ever have any issues with it. Just remember to make your backups (which it asks you to do) and you'll be juuuuust fine.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:13 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Don't be scared of CCleaner, we use it at work dozens of times a day and never, ever have any issues with it. Just remember to make your backups (which it asks you to do) and you'll be juuuuust fine.
That's just fine. I'm assuming that techs using it have determined they need to. The question still remains, "Why mess with the registry if you don't know what you're doing?"
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