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    Registry mechanic 7

    Advice required concerning Registry Mechanic 7 - which usually retails at 30 - but is being offered free in the latest edition of a computer magazine I subscribe to here in the UK. Having read about how critical the registry is, thus a - no go - region for novices like me I would like some advice as to whether this is worth the space on the HD and how expedient it is for people like me to venture to use it. Regards...
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    Re: Registry mechanic 7

    I don't think there is a real need for applications such as Registry Mechanic. If you want to try it, check whether it offers an option to make a backup of the registry before it applies any changes.

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    Re: Registry mechanic 7

    Please be aware that the Registry Mechanic referenced, version 7, is at least a year old. Current version is 8.0.0.900.

    Notwithstanding Hans' comment, I would not pay 30 for an old product.

    P.S. It does provide a feature to backup the registry before making changes.

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    Re: Registry mechanic 7

    Thanks guys I think you have made my mind up for me, although the product is offered free I will let it pass even though my computer is -to say the least- painfully slow these days and maybe has a lot of left overs etc that should be purged. I will expand this issue in another post though I am acutely aware that the question is maybe one of the most asked ones to do with computers.
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    Re: Registry mechanic 7

    Go for CCLEANER. <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>

    It's safer and easier to use. I DO use other cleaners like SYSTEM MECHANIC, REGCURE to clear out the piles of debris left in the Reg but CCLEANER is a good place to start. You'd be surprised at the "stuff" that's left behind!
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    Re: Registry mechanic 7

    Thank you Bob. I happen to have CCleaner installed on my computer after reading what Woody had to say and use it quite regularly, so easy to use and does - as you say- unearth a mountain of debris in so short a time. Kind regards ...
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    Re: Registry mechanic 7

    The only way to stop being a novice is to have a go.

    When I started out, all the dire warnings about the perils of tinkering with the registry had me scared off. But then I decided that I would take a peek and see what happened.

    Over time (and with need) the fear has subsided. I guess respect is what has replaced it. Respect for the complexities of the registry. And I see that as a healthy thing.

    Personally, I don't use a third party product to tinker with it, I just roll my sleeves up and get in there myself. After backing it up, of course.

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