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Best Tools for Fully Cleaning System?

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by CeejayMode View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by totfit View Post
    I have never had an issue with CCleaner and default settings. That being said just don't mess with regedit or check advanced settings and there is really nothing that should mess with anything that will "break" things. I use it regularly and have for years.
    Awesome! Thanks for the opinion, because I'm kind of nervous to use it after last time...

    Problem is, I think I edit things in the registry too much, even one wrong character can screw up the whol registry.
    Here is how to fix the registry if CCleaner messes it up. If you search on "ccleaner problems," then you will see that a variety of users claim a variety of problem related to CCleaner--besides registry issues.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    You don't really need ANYTHING these days -- Windows 8 has decent collection garbage routines.

    If you MUST - don't bother with some rubbish 3rd party apps like CCleaner.

    Simply backup the drive (Disk mode back up rather than Partition Image mode ) to another partition / external disk - re-format the original and restore from the backup you've just taken. -- Job done simply, quickly and easily -- and you've got a backup into the bargain too.

    Ensure that the restore isn't done sector by sector as you'll just be restoring a mirror image of the original disk, The standard restore will restore the files with as little as possible waste of cluster space and minimize the use of long cluster chains.

    Things like Acronis should work perfectly in these situations. Much better than Windows Defrag or whatever.

    For Uninstalling programs -- use the Programs and Features in the control panel -- it really does work far better than W7.

    Windows 8 isn't Windows 7 so a lot of what one used in W7 isn't applicable any more or is just a waste of time -- as per any "Pro" versions of 3rd party "Un-installers". Totally a waste of money on W8.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Hey there.

    Thanks for the advice, I'll give that a go in the morning. Hopefully it fixes the system wide lag.

    Ceejay.
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    I never ask, but what have you done in trying to deal with your lag issue besides maybe some cleaning. Your optons are not as attractive since doing a repair install is not available anymore--at least in general. You could aways try an automatic repair or running sfc /scannow--trying to find some low-hanging fruit.
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  4. #14


    Strathpine, Queensland
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    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    I never ask, but what have you done in trying to deal with your lag issue besides maybe some cleaning. Your optons are not as attractive since doing a repair install is not available anymore--at least in general. You could aways try an automatic repair or running sfc /scannow--trying to find some low-hanging fruit.
    I'll give it a try. I did do a defrag earlier and it fixes most lag, and I'm tossing up whether or not to upgrade to 8GB RAM or an SSD...
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    Was the lag there originally--whatever you consider originally to be? If, yes, then, your posited upgrades could help.
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  6. #16


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Was the lag there originally--whatever you consider originally to be? If, yes, then, your posited upgrades could help.
    Alrighty. I heard an SSD might help, so I'll upgrade both the memory and storage.
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