Good advice. What do you think of the commercial "repair" programs, like PCdoc and RegMechanic?
The MS techie suggested that I shouldn't use them.
There are different opinions on registry cleaners.Personally I don't use any..
Tech.guys suggesting not to use.
They say that registry cleaner usually don't cause damage but when your Windows registry get damaged can corrupt your whole system and make it unusable.
If you decide to use a registry cleaner to remove unwanted entries try out a few before purchasing one.
There are always trial versions available.
If you prefer to use free registry cleaner than make sure that it has the
following features /this counts for all registry cleaner/:
-Automatic scanning of the registry and its cleanup
-Backup of the full registry
backup function help you backup your registry before
cleaning it, in case of a system failure.
-and has start up organizer
However, you do have the option to delete files it is always safer to have a backup.
Send the files first to the recycle bin /see registry cleaner option/,
just in case you need to reinstall one of them. After restart your computer and everything works fine you can empty the recycle bin.