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Is this Windows repair programme good or bad?
« on: 02/01/2016 21:47:15 »
Reimage software claims to be able to fix problems with Windows.
Some say its good, others say it is anything but good.

What’s your opinion?


 

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Re: Is this Windows repair programme good or bad?
« Reply #1 on: 03/01/2016 16:13:52 »
I'd be inclined to avoid it - see Malware Tips blog.

When paid review sites give glowing reviews but the majority of user reviews are really bad with a few rave reviews, I get suspicious.
« Last Edit: 03/01/2016 16:30:01 by dlorde »
 

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Re: Is this Windows repair programme good or bad?
« Reply #2 on: 03/01/2016 19:36:10 »
Quote from: pcworld.com
Reimage thoroughly checks your system ... looking for damaged or modified Windows files ...
http://www.pcworld.com/article/236248/Reimage.html

The most recent versions of Windows have a command called DSIM which will do that for free over t'internet ...
Quote from: technet.microsoft.com
DISM can be used to service a Windows image
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/hh825236.aspx

DISM compares what your Windows system looks like with a reference-image held by Microsoft , via internet, then detects differences & makes repairs, see ... https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/hh824869.aspx

[ BTW "Reimage" software gets the worst-possible ratings on WOT ... https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/ReimagePlus.com ]
« Last Edit: 03/01/2016 19:44:59 by RD »
 

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Re: Is this Windows repair programme good or bad?
« Reply #3 on: 04/01/2016 02:42:33 »
...I'd be inclined to avoid it...

Years back Norton had a program i bought called windoctor and utilities.

Half of what is in that is now part of the last two or three versions of Win, but Norton has (commercially built) registry fixers if you really need it.
Even win has always had a "registry search engine" application in its tools.

Suchlike is a good idea if you often take out modify or reinstall programs.
 

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Re: Is this Windows repair programme good or bad?
« Reply #4 on: 05/01/2016 17:41:44 »
As RD said, DISM will do the equivalent job. To see if your Windows system files are corrupt (even newly purchased computers can be corrupt!) there is the System File Checker tool:

To scan and repair the Windows system files, open an administrator command prompt and run:

sfc /scannow

If corrupt files are found that cannot be fixed, use the DISM (Deployment Image Servicing & Management) tool is available:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth - check if the image is flagged corrupt
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth - scan the image for corruption
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth - scan the image for corruption and repair it

Registry cleanup isn't usually considered necessary, but if you really want to clean it of band or obsolete entries, CCleaner is free and has a very good reputation - be aware that there are lots of very dodgy registry cleaners that can mess up your system beyond repair.
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Re: Is this Windows repair programme good or bad?
« Reply #5 on: 06/01/2016 19:07:12 »
I can vouch 100% for CCleaner (formerly called "Crap Cleaner"), which is an excellent and safe de-clutter tool; it will also do a free-space erase. That is, it will over-write the free space on a drive to erase deleted content properly, if that's what you need too.
 

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