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PhantomX
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Registry software

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What are some good Reg tools, What are you using ? I need to find a good one..

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PhantomX: Could you explain what you would like to do with said tools?

If you mean tools to let you edit the registry I use simple regedit (Start->cmd->"regedit"), and for monitoring registry changes done during a procedure I use a program called InstallRite.
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I mean a good Reg cleaner ,Like say Regcure or Abexo..

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The one that comes bundled with ccleaner hasn't done me any greif yet.
Using it on both xp and vista.

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Try the one in Tuneup Utilities 2008

tis working fine for me atm

plus when I forget to do a Registry clean it's all taken care of in the one click maintenence
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Regseeker. You can't beat a decent bit of freeware. Theres more too it than just being able to clean the registry, there are also quite a few other options/tweaks.

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I use CCleaner, but I heard from some experts (Chris Pirillo, Paul Thurrott) that registry cleaning is really dangerous to mess with and people shouldn't use software to clean it at all.

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F44 Control wrote:I use CCleaner, but I heard from some experts (Chris Pirillo, Paul Thurrott) that registry cleaning is really dangerous to mess with and people shouldn't use software to clean it at all.
Lol. There is no real danger, providing you don't get some dodgy software to clean the registry with.

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I think it's just paranoia of destroying the registry.

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Precisely

Registry cleaners tend not to go towards the critical registry entries though, they tend to stay at looking for references to missing DLLs and unused file extensions.

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There is some malware removal software out there that just gives you lists of things and let's you choose what to remove (HiJackThis, LSP-Fix, etc.) that modify the registry. If users pick the wrong thing they can screw all sorts of crap up, the result of which usually ends up having to be reinstalling Windows.

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