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Old 08-28-2012, 10:22 PM   #1
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windows registry cleaner with ubuntu


i am having a hard time figuring out how to clean my windows pc and laptop. i have windows vista on my desktop and windows 7 on my laptop. i made a live usb with ubunto 12.04 on it and can start ubuntu. i tried to install ccleaner to start there but i keep getting errors saying file is corrupt but i know its not. i'm kinda new to registry cleanup so any help would be great
 
Old 08-29-2012, 09:59 AM   #2
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Ccleaner is a Windows application, it doesn't run under Linux. Why don't you just install it on Windows as it was designed to do then run it from there? It should work just fine.

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Old 08-29-2012, 10:26 AM   #3
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First of all, you can't run a Windows program like that under Linux, especially a program like that. Second, registry "cleaners" are a waste of time and often do more harm than good.
 
Old 08-29-2012, 01:12 PM   #4
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i can't get either machiene to boot up. is there a way i can install a ccleaner like product through ubuntu to clean my windows pc?
 
Old 08-29-2012, 01:43 PM   #5
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There is no reason to do this. Linux does not slow down over time like windows.
Are you short of disk space? If so, try something like Baobab.
 
Old 08-29-2012, 02:03 PM   #6
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If your machines don't boot into Windows something is seriously broken and CCleaner won't help you anyways.
You can try to start Windows in Safe Mode and have a look at the logs, or you can try to restore the system to a previous System Checkpoint.
But to get better help on the topic "How do I fix my Windows?"-questions I recommend to ask in a Windows-related forum.
 
Old 08-29-2012, 02:16 PM   #7
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Why don't you try to figure out what it was you did or installed that made these machines non-bootable? You can't fix a Windows installation from a Linux boot disk, especially if you don't know what's wrong to start with. I suggest if you can't figure it out to run a repair install with your Windows disks.
 
Old 08-29-2012, 02:18 PM   #8
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If your machines don't boot into Windows something is seriously broken and CCleaner won't help you anyways.
You can try to start Windows in Safe Mode and have a look at the logs, or you can try to restore the system to a previous System Checkpoint.
But to get better help on the topic "How do I fix my Windows?"-questions I recommend to ask in a Windows-related forum.
thanks for the help, any advice on reputable fourms?
 
Old 08-29-2012, 02:45 PM   #9
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thanks for the help, any advice on reputable fourms?
http://www.microsoft.com/communities...s/default.mspx
 
Old 08-29-2012, 09:49 PM   #10
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Windows Vista and Windows 7 boot to what is called a Windows PE environment. It is a live cd/dvd. You can use that dvd or usb you made to boot your systems and use the repair tools windows provides.
 
  


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