The Auslogics Registry Defrag has never defragged the registry on this Windows 7 machine. When I have tried to run it, it has come back and said that the registry does not need defragging. I am not happy with that. I should have the option of being able to force a defrag, if I so wish.
Well, I tried to run it the other night. I think it was Friday, i.e., not yesterday, day before. Got this screen.
Another Whiskey, Tango, Fox moment.
The top says I never activated the free-trial, the bottom says the free-trial expired.
Not amused. This is the third such problem I have encountered with the Auslogics products:
- This trial expired … trial not activated message. [I installed the trial on January 26, 2010. So I haven’t had it for 30 days.] NOT GOOD.
- This Registry Defrag, as I accidentally discovered on February 1, 2010, will install itself, on top of a perfectly good prior version, without any warning message. NOT GOOD.
- The icon for the Auslogics Registry Cleaner got corrupted within minutes of me installing the product. That may have been Windows 7. But, now that I have seen the other installation related problems, it could also be Auslogics.
Bottom line. They have to do a better job on this. Plus now confirmed little trick by their BootSpeed product.
I still use the Registry Cleaner. Not that often. Used it twice in the last week. I used to use System Mechanic. The Auslogics Registry Cleaner doesn’t find as many errors. Not sure whether that is good or bad. Plus, I have not been able to compact my registry. I would like to.
I have also used the Disk Defrag to defrag and optimize my C-drive. It works. Took 19 minutes the last time around. In the end there is still no visible increase in performance. But, this machine has power to spare.
So that is the state of play when it comes to Auslogics.