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Free Window Registry Repair

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Free Window Registry Repair is a refreshingly simple tool for cleaning up your Windows Registry. It lacks the bells and whistles offered by some programs--such as special features for uninstalling programs or managing the Start menu--but thankfully so. This is a program that does something well and doesn't stray from that success.

The application's straightforward presentation and clear menu make this program appropriate for most users. The program opens to a window with very simple, step-by-step instructions. You can perform a full scan or select areas to examine. Scanning is quick, and the results list shows the data and key, sorted by problem type. The right-click menu lets you open the Registry to a specific item. Each time the program fixes a set of errors (you uncheck the ones you don't want fixed), it automatically creates a backup. This seems like a sensible and safe feature, making us wonder why most other repair makers make you manually create a restore point. Each backup is saved with a unique filename, allowing you to choose which one to reinstate via the Restore menu.

In addition to scanning, fixing, and restoring, Free Window Registry Repair offers an Options menu where you can choose keys to exclude from scanning as well as choose to create a system restore point prior to fixing errors. The program isn't perfect--the name of the program itself has a typo, and the Help file is actually not a help file--but overall, this is a great, speedy program for all but the most novice user.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.7 stars

    out of 397 votes

    • 5 star: 178
    • 4 star: 94
    • 3 star: 35
    • 2 star: 21
    • 1 star: 69
  • Current version:

    2.3 stars

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 1.0 stars

    "THIS IS A F********* SCAM! DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!"

    January 22, 2014  |   By coolaquaries

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    THERE ARE NO PROS!!!

    Cons

    this program is nothing but a headache. do not make the mistake of downloading this POC program like i and many others did. i am now having trouble uninstalling it. i wish i would of read the reviews prior to downloading this deceiving program. PLEASE DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "windows wouldnt load after.. removed ntldr"

    January 22, 2014  |   By refreshinglyhonest

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    fixed things

    Cons

    broke things.. computers wouldnt load for a day until i went here>> http:// tinyempire. com/notes/ ntldrismissing.htm

    Summary

    fixing this was a pain in my time

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Basically a virus"

    November 26, 2013  |   By sawelsh

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    If you're a Bing lover, you'll love this because it hijacks your browser.

    Cons

    Don't do it! This is probably a registry cleaner, but it also downloads a bunch of annoying spybot/malware programs that hijack your browsers. I should have seen that CNET's review is old, and I clicked through the set-up screens quickly, only catching one sketchy-looking one. Now I'm uninstalling and undoing the damage. This is so bad that I endured Cnet's laborious sign-in, which will probably get me more spam e-mails, to save others from this horrible program.

    Summary

    CNET, I'm really disappointed. I've relied on you for years for safe downloads, and this is the last one.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Didn't seem to remove errors completely"

    November 11, 2013  |   By memelan

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    none for me

    Cons

    slow- seems to find same things again and again

    Summary

    going to remove it from computer

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  • 1.0 stars

    "CNET = Outstanding? That is hard to believe."

    October 19, 2013  |   By Mark R. Jones

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    For my purposes, zero (0)

    Cons

    Not everyone is going to have the basic knowledge to see through the junkware that comes along with this download's install and the indiscriminate power of it's registry cleaner. As CNET puts it;

    "this is a great, speedy program for all but the most novice user"

    I suspect that it may have created as many problems as it has resolved, even with the backup features.

    Summary

    I am with nevermind111 & PoopStrong with their assessments as seen here/above.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very quick and efficient"

    October 9, 2013  |   By bellabigbum

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    Was very quick on a system that had not been scanned in this regard at all

    Cons

    None that I can see

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  • 3.0 stars

    "<a href="http://www.fixandrepair.org">DLL Error</a>"

    October 3, 2013  |   By SeoulPeter

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    My DLL Error went away.

    Cons

    It did nothing for my <a href="http://www.fixandrepair.org">Blue Screen of Death</a>

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  • 5.0 stars

    "works good"

    August 25, 2013  |   By dotti088

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    this is great it works well. and its all free. i hope people do the right thing by you guys and support yous. i wont be able to make a donation till 2 weeks as a virus locked my other computer and took all my funds. so i cancelled all my online banking i will be up and running again soon and wont forget yous. thanks

    Cons

    keep the good work up

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Crap-ware Laiden Download"

    August 23, 2013  |   By PoopStrong

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    None. CNET needs to police its downloads better.

    Cons

    There was so much junk installed on my PC by just downloading the software that I didn't dare install it.

    Summary

    CCleaner is fine for this type of job.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "It seemed to work well. . . ."

    July 16, 2013  |   By Joyce8045

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    It is simple to use. Really don't care about the appearance, as long as it works.

    Cons

    The times when my computer really needed fixing it seemed that after I ran Registry Repair there were always programs that I couldn't get into.

    Summary

    After losing information twice I took it off my computer.

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