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Started by Jarhead0331, April 28, 2022, 04:15:33 PM

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Jarhead0331

Does anyone have any experience with or thoughts on this program?

I've done some googling and it appears to be safe and pretty effective...but, it also strikes me as a bit invasive. I'm curious if anyone has use it to help clean up registry and fix other windows errors.

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W8taminute

I don't know anything about this program but if you're looking to just clean up your registry and run some basic diagnostics on your OS I highly recommend CCleaner.

I've been using it for the past 8 or 9 years and it does a good job on cleaning up registries and letting you have better and more intuitive control over your start programs in the task manager.  CCleaner doesn't appear to be invasive either.

https://www.ccleaner.com/
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There's a free utility that fixes everything..

Go to Run and head to a C: in the DOS commands. 

From there type deltree *.*

I promise you won't have to worry about performance again! 




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Quote from: W8taminute on April 29, 2022, 08:14:05 AM
I don't know anything about this program but if you're looking to just clean up your registry and run some basic diagnostics on your OS I highly recommend CCleaner.

I've been using it for the past 8 or 9 years and it does a good job on cleaning up registries and letting you have better and more intuitive control over your start programs in the task manager.  CCleaner doesn't appear to be invasive either.

https://www.ccleaner.com/

I'll drop in another plug for CCleaner.  I've taken time to go through the cookie management feature and save the cookies for web sites that I like/use/trust and then run CCleaner Clean function to delete all others.  By saving the list of sites I use, over time the excepted cookie list now reflects my web browsing habits and all other cookies, trackers and intrusive web garbage gets deleted every time I run CCleaner (at least weekly).  This keeps my system running fast and it hasn't dogged down over the years.... Highly recommended if you take time to build the list of accepted web sites in the cookie management function within CCleaner.....
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Quote from: 88mmkwk on April 29, 2022, 12:03:23 PM
Quote from: W8taminute on April 29, 2022, 08:14:05 AM
I don't know anything about this program but if you're looking to just clean up your registry and run some basic diagnostics on your OS I highly recommend CCleaner.

I've been using it for the past 8 or 9 years and it does a good job on cleaning up registries and letting you have better and more intuitive control over your start programs in the task manager.  CCleaner doesn't appear to be invasive either.

https://www.ccleaner.com/

I'll drop in another plug for CCleaner.  I've taken time to go through the cookie management feature and save the cookies for web sites that I like/use/trust and then run CCleaner Clean function to delete all others.  By saving the list of sites I use, over time the excepted cookie list now reflects my web browsing habits and all other cookies, trackers and intrusive web garbage gets deleted every time I run CCleaner (at least weekly).  This keeps my system running fast and it hasn't dogged down over the years.... Highly recommended if you take time to build the list of accepted web sites in the cookie management function within CCleaner.....

For me that cookie management is also one of the reasons I use CCleaner.

But the program Reimage seems to do much more than clean your registry and manage your cookies :

The repair process removes and replaces damaged files found during the scan.
During repair, Reimage not only removes damage, but also reverses the damage done to your Windows OS by replacing corrupted and deleted files with fresh Windows files and components from our continuously updated online database. Your PC's performance, stability and security will be restored and improved.


I don't like to give that much power to software and I even wonder if there is much need for such features.  Couldn't a System Restore when you encounter problems do the same ?


steve58

Never used reimage, but also throwing in a +1 for ccleaner.

fyi: Windows comes with a free repair tool.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/use-the-system-file-checker-tool-to-repair-missing-or-corrupted-system-files-79aa86cb-ca52-166a-92a3-966e85d4094e

Just going to throw this suggestion in as well.  Whenever you start messing around with Windows files/tools, always make sure you backup your important files first!
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W8taminute

A system restore will indeed make your pc run smooth again as it did on day one.  It would be advisable though to regularly back up your important files before a system restore. 

I don't tend to put too many important files on my computer and keep a lot of my records in paper form to a) avoid losing data due to pc failure, hacks, data corruption, etc. and b) so that while I sleep at night my computer isn't selling my personal information to the highest nefarious bidder. 

Am I paranoid?  Probably.  But I value my privacy on financial and other matters.

Yeah, I don't think I'd get reimage for myself. 
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