Free Window Registry Repair

Free Window Registry Repair

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 402 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    2,426,769
  • Date Added:
    January 05, 2011
  • File Size:
    786.12KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,419
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 96 votes

    • 5 star 46
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 16
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 402 votes

    • 5 star 181
    • 4 star 94
    • 3 star 35
    • 2 star 21
    • 1 star 71
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1 stars

"If you don't understand the Registry, avoid this!"

June 06, 2014  |  By thos2

 |  Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

Pros

1) So far as I can see it doesn't do serious damage, but doesn't do much good either.
2) Probably gets rid of some Registry errors, but so do dozens of other programs that don't make ridiculous claims about themselves.

Cons

1) If you're not careful, can install trojans on your PC that are extremely difficult to remove. I'm staggered that CNET are even offering this program, never mind giving it a good rating.
2) Can easily damage your Registry, but not beyond fixing.

Summary

People don't seem to realise that the Registry is more often damaged than not. Windows is very forgiving of this! Personally, after testing for a couple of weeks, I think this program is ineffective junk. I would ask those giving it a good rating, do you understand the "errors" it claims to find? If not, you're not competent to judge it.

If you find your Registry corrupted by trojans, very likely after using some CNET software, I found the best solutions are:
1) Use Wise Care 365 to get rid of the rubbish that tends to fill the Registry after a year or twos use. Make a backup of Registry - of course.
2) Again make a backup, and then use Windows Repair (All-in-one) from Tweaking.com. It doesn't pretend to be easy (the Registry isn't) but it does an amazing job of fixing problems. You'll have to trust it to download some software, believe me it's fine and you can easily uninstall it later if you wish. The program takes you through a logical and thorough technique to get rid of Registry hacks. And, please, when you find it works, send the guys a donation. This is one group that deserves one for offering professional software free.

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5 stars

"Gave old computer second wind"

July 12, 2012  |  By cokeefe88

 |  Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

Pros

I have a ten year old dell desktop running Windows XP, which I haven't used in 2 years. I've been trying to get it running again, despite its repeated complaints, because I'm now using a mac laptop, and I need windows to use turbolister on ebay. It wasn't going anywhere- this computer had so many problems it was funny. I tried Free Windows Registry Cleaner as a last resort - 2866 errors. After fixing them, the next run found 169. Then 31. Then 18. That was good enough. In under 5 minutes, and free. Check out ebay for my new listings! (same username)

Cons

Doesn't fix every error it finds.

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5 stars

"Well worth downloading"

December 26, 2011  |  By shamrock1957

 |  Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

Pros

Run once daily keeps the computer running

Cons

I dont know any

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3 stars

"So Far, So good..."

December 18, 2011  |  By SolFyre

 |  Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

Pros

Install was simple. So far the software does what it says...it found over 1000 registry errors and "repaired" them.

Cons

I don't know what the software does when its 'repairing'. I've been chasing a good utility that doesn't contain malware itself and I am doubting the integrity of CNET's reviews lately but, like I said, so far, so good.

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5 stars

"Straighten my mess out."

December 14, 2011  |  By kennyrayjohnson

 |  Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

Pros

It was very easy and it did what it said it would do.

Cons

I don't know of any yet

Summary

Thanks for helping me when times were tough on my computer.

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5 stars

"Works great, finds more errors than many pay products."

December 06, 2011  |  By scoff_man

 |  Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

Pros

Finds and repairs many more errors than a lot of commercial products do, and it scans quickly. Default setting is to create a restore point before making changes to the registry so if something does go awry, you can recover from it.

Cons

User interface is a bit sparse. As with many registry scanners, it can take a number of scans to find all the errors.

Summary

The biggest complaint I've seen about this software is that it finds the same errors over and over and can't fix them. Did you ever bother to right-click on the entry and launch Regedit and take a look? A lot of those keys can't be deleted because of permissions they are in use by Windows, or are corrupt. Since YOU can't delete them, the program isn't going to be able to either. Generally once you get to that point, it's cleaned up pretty much every thing it can and if you want to go further your going to have to do some research and do some manual editing. Nothing's perfect, and for free I don't think you can complain much.

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5 stars

"Fixed My Registry on Win Vista SP2"

December 02, 2011  |  By extremecnet

 |  Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

Pros

Had a weird error that popped out of nowhere, did some research on the error and it mentioned that it may be a registry issue and they were right. I download another one but they wanted $$ so I tried this one instead and it worked perfectly.

Cons

None, it was easy to use--excellent program!

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1 stars

"did not seem to work"

November 30, 2011  |  By J-W-G

 |  Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

Pros

fixed a few errors

Cons

started with 85 errors run repair then 66 errors run repair then 61 errors run repair then 91 errors run repair then 67 errors then got bored

Summary

cons say it all

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2 stars

"Does it really work?"

November 26, 2011  |  By 17zeng_michael

 |  Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

Pros

Great UI, finds Registry Errors as expected

Cons

The Fix Errors tool doesn't really work

Summary

So I did a registry scan with this thing, it found a bunch of errors for me. So I fixed them by pressing "Fix Now." It fixes instantly. I'm happy so I do another scan. Expecting there to be no new registry errors, there are the EXACT SAME REGISTRY ERRORS THAT IT SUPPOSEDLY FIXED. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong but this is ridiculous.

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5 stars

"Outstanding!!!"

November 23, 2011  |  By MyDemon

 |  Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

Pros

Solves registry problems which other famous programs ignore.

Cons

Interface isn't attractive as others, but who cares for that!

Summary

I kept trying every other free & paid so-called registry cleaner while ignoring this one. When I faced a real registry problem unsolvable by others, I gave it a chance & bingo! It solved each & every reg problem I had come to know.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5
Version 2.5 has added some ignore keys and bug fixes and stability improvements.
General
Publisher RegSofts+Software
Publisher web site http://www.regsofts.com/
Release Date January 05, 2011
Date Added January 05, 2011
Version 2.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 786.12KB
File Name RegpairSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,426,769
Downloads Last Week 3,419
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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