View Full Version : O.T. should i use registry mechanic?

07-09-2005, 02:07 PM
it found 766 problems. but are these problems or modifications that i have done over the years.

i dont want to have to go back and change everyting manually back to the way i had them cuz this program switched everything back to default settings.

what am i to do?

07-09-2005, 03:07 PM
From my knowledge problems are when keys no longer associate with known programs. I also have numerous registry changes, and use Registry Mechanic, with no problem.

07-09-2005, 05:27 PM
I can only tell you that I have been using it for some time now with no problems. I don't think it'll do any harm, but I'm no expert.

07-09-2005, 06:07 PM
I use it with no problems.

07-09-2005, 06:25 PM
ok thanks

07-10-2005, 01:33 AM
step 1: backup.
step 2: use program.
If no problems, skip to step 4.
step 3: restore backup.
step 4: carry on.

07-10-2005, 01:50 PM
i have to pay for it to get it to fix most of problems.

i aint doing it. it could be a placebo program

07-10-2005, 04:03 PM
or get a crack

But I didn't just say that.

07-13-2005, 02:46 AM
There are a few different registy cleaners that look for specific problems and fix them. I have tried several feeware ones and most seem to fo a good job. As someone suggested one of the most common problems are broken links, missing keys etc. Ignoring these usually causes no major short term problmes but it is said over time the registry becomes bloated and slows the system down. As someone else says it is best to back up the registry first but some software does this automatically for you.

07-13-2005, 12:02 PM
just say no to drugs........


p.m. me

07-13-2005, 12:29 PM
Originally posted by RedDeth:
just say no to drugs........


p.m. me

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif PM the guy !

07-13-2005, 07:39 PM
When it comes to registry cleaning, nothing matches the pair at Macecraft: RegSupreme and it`s big daddy JV16 Power Tools. They are trustable, efficient (cleaning out more than the rest) and made with sense. I have tested and used quite a few registry cleaners over the years, and the Macecraft pair are at the top of my list - for the time beinghttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Macecraft: http://www.jv16.org/

07-13-2005, 07:54 PM
JV 16 is the way to go.

07-13-2005, 08:19 PM
and although jv16 does work great, there are times when it will highlight +50% or more of the various entries and indicate they are ok to delete (I use it in conjucntion with other cleaners 3-4x a week).

When it does that, DON'T DELETE THEM unless you are 110% sure it's ok.

Just close the program and leave it for a day or two (reboots are what I'm talking about).

Come back later, run jv again and it'll only pick up a few deletions that are required. No rhyme or reason to it, it just screws up on occasion.