Registry Cleaning

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  1. Posts : 44
    windows 10
       #21

    when i use Auslogics registry cleaner that is included in Boost Speed
    it cleaned out a bucketload of registry keys
    then after a reboot i couldn't use the search feature and the volume slider wouldn't work
    im very hesitant to use it again in windows 10
    anyone else had these sorts of issues?
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  2. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #22

    nitehawk said:
    when i use Auslogics registry cleaner that is included in Boost Speed
    it cleaned out a bucketload of registry keys
    then after a reboot i couldn't use the search feature and the volume slider wouldn't work
    im very hesitant to use it again in windows 10
    anyone else had these sorts of issues?
    Doesn't surprise me at all.
    I don't have those kinds of issues because I don't clean out the Registry; it's not supposed to be cleaned out.
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  3. Posts : 44
    windows 10
       #23

    żeah ive learnt the hard way , will not be touching the registry again. is it ok to defrag the registry?
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  4. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #24

    nitehawk said:
    żeah ive learnt the hard way , will not be touching the registry again. is it ok to defrag the registry?
    In my opinion, no. Leave it alone.
    You'll encounter far less problems and fix far more issues 'rebuilding' the registry by performing a clean install.
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  5. Posts : 187
    Windows 10 Pro
       #25

    I think this is something people disagree on.

    In the past, I never used a registry cleaner, until my laptop became so sluggish, that I could hardly work on it. At this point, someone I knew, told me to use CCleaner to clean the registry as well. I already used it to delete unwanted files, but I didn't dare to run the registry cleaning part of it. (I also heard horror stories about it, but... with different programs.)

    With a system that was about ready to receive a clean install again; I just thought, "What the heck!", and went for it.

    Well, I was glad that I took the risk, because it found +1000 registry items that it could delete. With a small hearth, I clicked on fix it all, and held in my breath until I rebooted my system and immediately noticed its start-up was improved... A LOT.

    Once logged in, I checked a few programs and was amassed with the speed increase.

    Although, I also have a horror story, but not with CCleaner. A while back, I used iolo system mechanic for an automated solution to keep my system clean and properly working. It worked very well on Windows 7, and even Windows Vista. However, the days after I upgraded to Windows 8, the program scared it so much, that a lot of things didn't work properly anymore, even to the point that I had to do a clean install.

    I think Microsoft had some new stuff in the registry iolo's software didn't know about at the time, and deleted it because it thought it was lines the system didn't need. Shortly after my disaster, they brought out an update, which made the program safe again.


    What I want to say with all of this is... Some registry cleaners are safe to use, and they do help to keep your system fit, but always try to use those which give you the option to save the changes it is planning to do. CCleaner does this, and it's a good thing. BTW, iolo's software also does this, but at the time, I was more inclined to do a clean install for my system. It needed it anyway after the upgrade. (I did use the restore function on a laptop, and it fixed the problems it had created, as well.)


    The past few years, with Windows 8/8.1, I used CCleaner monthly and never had a problem with it. It kept my systems running smoothly and without a hassle.
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  6. Posts : 2,767
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #26

    CCleaner registry cleaner is pretty safe to use because it usually doesn't "dig" too deep to avoid problems. On the other hand, a newly installed OS might not need a registry cleanup at all. And by all means, don't clean the registry at all if you want to be on the safe side.

    PS. I always clean mine with CC though. I am such a geek. Never had any issues.

    PS2. Another history is to defrag and compact the registry. It may give you a slightly speed boost.
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  7. Posts : 114
    Window 10 Home 64 bit
       #27

    I hate CCleaner . Used it once and it deleted all my Google Chrome history and all my open tabs of which I normally have about six . Never again!
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  8. Posts : 26,399
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #28

    ash55 said:
    I hate CCleaner . Used it once and it deleted all my Google Chrome history and all my open tabs of which I normally have about six . Never again!
    If you had Chrome sync'd they would have been rebuilt the next time you opened the browser.
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  9. Posts : 5,202
    Windows 11 Home
       #29

    ash55 said:
    I hate CCleaner . Used it once and it deleted all my Google Chrome history and all my open tabs of which I normally have about six . Never again!
    So you hate it for doing, what it is supposed to be doing?! Uncheck those:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Registry Cleaning-capture_08152015_130558.jpg  
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  10. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #30

    I removed every reg cleaner I had. They cannot be trusted, especially in Windows 10. I use CCleaner and that is it. I also am careful with it. Most of the reg cleaners do more harm than good.
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