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Poll Results: Best registry cleaner?

 
  • 85% (58)
    CCleaner
  • 4% (3)
    regedit
  • 10% (7)
    other
68 Total Votes  
post #61 of 63
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Then that would be bad packaging... and software has DEFINITELY gotten better over the years. Many don't rely on registry anymore (i.e. most cross-platform software).

Bad packaging, yes. Cross-platform, no. We're talking corporate software for specific purposes, like CAD, using CMM arms, laser scanner, more CAD. These folks use MS platforms as they're developing for their hardware, they're not software people (like game companies). Plus, they're not held to the fire for small glitches like which versions of MSSQL are compatible with each other, etc etc.
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post #62 of 63
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Bad packaging, yes. Cross-platform, no. We're talking corporate software for specific purposes, like CAD, using CMM arms, laser scanner, more CAD. These folks use MS platforms as they're developing for their hardware, they're not software people (like game companies). Plus, they're not held to the fire for small glitches like which versions of MSSQL are compatible with each other, etc etc.

What I was saying that cross-platform software generally avoid utilizing the registry since it does not

Programs that do not have to worry about cross-platform support can rely on the registry because they will always be installed in Windows.
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post #63 of 63
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Here's Mark Russinovich take on registry cleaners: http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive/2005/10/02/registry-junk-a-windows-fact-of-life.aspx

    He's got some very good points there!  However, I have not seen any registry cleaners cleaning up uninstalled programs actual settings (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\{name of uninstalled software here}).  Interesting — I guess that's one of the things I use Registry Editor for!
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