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Is there a tool you guys would recommend I install on a new 64-bit win7 system that would allow me to keep my registry clean, keep my drivers up-to-date etc?

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You chose the best answer about 10 minutes after posting the question. Does that imply you don't want any more responses or options? – Chris_K Nov 29 '09 at 21:58
No, actually I guess that's some bad form - I'm still interested in more feedback and options. Sorry, kind of new to asking questions here. – Myk Nov 29 '09 at 22:04

An all-in-one? I don't know of a good one. If you don't mind 2 separate tools, I'd recommend CCleaner and DriverMax.

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I accepted this as the best answer ten mins after posting my question but comments above made me realize I should leave it open a little bit yet. Sorry for any confusion. – Myk Nov 29 '09 at 22:05
+1 on CCleaner :) – user155695 Nov 30 '09 at 9:45

jv16 powertools - although not free, after trying it, I've never looked for anything else.

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+1 been using this and its predecessors for a few years now without issues – MartW Nov 29 '09 at 22:31

While not exactly what you're after, one of the first tools I install on my machines is Secunia PSI. It is very helpful in letting me know when I have apps with security issues and usually offers a link to the app's site to get a current/patched version.

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Try Windows 7 Manager by YamicSoft. It's a good set of maintenance tools and it's trial is free for 15 days.

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Before you install any programs, install Total Uninstall.

This will monitor further software installation and remove the programs completely (unlike the regular Windows uninstaller).

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As for an all-round cleaning/maintenance tool for Windows 64-bit, I can recommend Advanced SystemCare Free: a one-click approach to help protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC.

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Thanks, wish I'd heard of that a week ago! ;) – Myk Nov 29 '09 at 21:57

TuneUp Utilities 2010

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This is not freeware

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