I just installed Glary utilities on my new netbook. Can or should I use the registry cleaner regularly without worry? I am running Windows 7 Starter. It is an ASUS 1015 PEM.
There is a consensus, thanks. - David
Most of the registry cleaners have an option to backup the registry before making any changes to it. Some do this automatically. That said, i wouldn't recommend using unless you're well familiar with what you're doing and able to restore your PC in case something goes wrong.
I would suggest that you do not use a registry cleaner unless you are a advanced computer user.
more than any other performance enhancing tools, registry cleaners can potentially cause a lot of damage. Hence, you should only use one if your computer runs slow and you have exhausted all other means of cleaning up your system.
Chris Pirillo published a very informative article and a video about the subject. You can read it here. In short, he recommends that you do not use a registry cleaner.
Be sure to make a backup of your registry first and know how to restore it if needed. Also create a Windows Restore Point.
We have had similar questions with some helpful answers before. You can view them here:
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