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Registry cleaner et al

  1. #1

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    Registry cleaner et al

    On my windows 7 machine I was using a program from macecraft (finland) calles jv6 Power Tools 2012.
    I have just downloaded it to this WIN 8 machine and although it claims to work on WIN 8 some features do not - although attempts to use give an error message saying it only works foe Vista XP win 7 and Win8???
    Any ideas chaps?

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  2. #2

    Yep...stay away from such software....they tend to do more harm than good, if they do any good at all. If your looking for a registry cleaner that does work with windows 8, I would suggest Ccleaner. It has a built in registry cleaner that many on this forum here use and works quite well for them. I personally don't use a registry cleaner and if my registry needs cleaning I do it manually.

    CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
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  3. #3

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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)

    Just stay away from any program/app that says it is a registry cleaner. They are really not needed with today's OSs.
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    Posts : 12
    windows 8 X64

    jv16 Power Tools 2012 - 2013

    I spent a lot of time reading all the various opinions about registry cleaners before I read a survey done by macecraft of all the main software available. It goes to great length to explain the test methods employed and shows in detail the results.. It makes interesting reading and as I recall CCleaner was the only program that could even touch jv16 Power Tools. I was convinced and started using it on my Win 7 mc. It is not only a cleaner but has many additional features all clearly explained and they all worked well for me and every 2/3 days a quick fix got rid of MBs of rubbish. However the 2012 version was written before WIN8 was launched and is not -despite the info on their website completely compatible - so when I tried to optimise my mc using a paid version of 2012 it failed.
    I have successfully solved the problem by downloading the 2013 Beta version which is due to launch soon and I will get a free upgrade when it does. On the first run of this software it dumped 5 MBs of crap out of the system and I have tweaked my mc using the other features available.
    I have no issues with Macecraft except the false claim for the WIN8 / 2012 faux pas.

    Thanks for replying, the arguments pro and con about this app will go on ad infinitum I'm sure, but I have my mind made up based on facts and personal experience.
    Last edited by antonymous2013; 06 Mar 2013 at 20:50. Reason: typos
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    Nothing wrong at all with that you got a link to this software. I'd like to see what it offers.
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  6. #6

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    windows 8 X64

    jv16Power Tools 2013 beta.

    Macecraft's web site doesnt provide a link to download 2013 Beta.I found a link googling - it was on a czech or polish website. But the download comes from macecraft. BTW there is a link on Macecrafts website to the survey I referred to - now thats interesting reading.
    Here are the links:
    [After perusing all the features in the beta version and running a number of the many features my mc boots about 5 times faster and Firefox is stable whereas it repeatedly crashed before - nuff said?]

    Comparison study read it!: Comparison of 176 Registry Cleaner Products: Introduction | Macecraft Software

    jv16 PowerTools 2012 + 2013 Beta 6 download - Programy & Spolszczenia

    Last edited by antonymous2013; 07 Mar 2013 at 07:00. Reason: further info
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