Windows 10: Registry Cleaning

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  1. Posts : 53
    Windows 9 (aka Windows 10)
       24 Sep 2015 #51

    Windows doesn't parse the entire registry and waste processing time or memory just because some files referenced in it don't exist. The only time your processor or memory are used on such things is when you run a registry cleaner. But I'm not going to argue the point at length. I'm not absolutely opposed to registry cleaners (not good ones like CCleaner anyway), and I like deleting invalid firewall rules and that sort of thing.
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       24 Sep 2015 #52

    CCleaner is and always has been a mild registry cleaner. That's main reason why it would not harm someones computer unless it had other problems going on. Doesn't do any deep cleaning of your registry.
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  3.    25 Sep 2015 #53

    I gave Auslogics cleaner a try yesterday; found 2500 errors. I like the way it categorises them, they all seemed sensible to fix.

    We shall see ...
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  4. Posts : 192
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       25 Sep 2015 #54

    edpring said: View Post
    The Registry loads on boot up/the bigger it gets, the more memory it uses/the more memory used, technically the slower the system. The Registry is read with each boot up. You have a registry with 1,800 errors (not an exceptionally large amount). Each error is read and found to be an error and then to the next line in the Registry, and so forth and so on until the Registry is read. [I am just picking number here!] - your registry is 25MB and full of old errors, mine is 10MB with maybe 10 errors - and there is absolutely no difference in performance???
    I use Ccleaner to clean the Registry and have for years. Never had a problem and over the years with new O/S's, programs, updates, uninstalls, etc. have removed literally thousands of Registry errors. And all of this has been for naught? Well, I must say, you could have fooled me!
    I agree completely. The performance difference is imperceptible if done regularly, but do it on a system that hasn't been cleaned for years and you notice a difference immediately.
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    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       25 Sep 2015 #55

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    CCleaner is and always has been a mild registry cleaner. That's main reason why it would not harm someones computer unless it had other problems going on. Doesn't do any deep cleaning of your registry.
    How often do you run CCleaner ? tks
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  6.    26 Sep 2015 #56

    acmanten said: View Post
    How often do you run CCleaner ? tks
    I know you asked OldMike65, but just wanted to mention that I run it monthly. I make a disk image every first of the month and then I use CCleaner on it.

    Why not before? You properly think... You never know if a new version of CCleaner doesn't have a bug in it. This way, I'm safe.
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       26 Sep 2015 #57

    Rudy Mas said: View Post
    I know you asked OldMike65, but just wanted to mention that I run it monthly. I make a disk image every first of the month and then I use CCleaner on it.

    Why not before? You properly think... You never know if a new version of CCleaner doesn't have a bug in it. This way, I'm safe.
    Sorry, might be slightly off topic.... but you only make an image 1 time a month?
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       26 Sep 2015 #58

    acmanten said: View Post
    How often do you run CCleaner ? tks
    Me....I run CCleaner maybe 4 or 5 times daily, also run Glary Utilities about the same amount. Sounds like a lot maybe to some folks, but takes about 20 sec's. or less. Have been doing this for years. Keeps my puter, running pretty good.
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  9. Posts : 26,737
    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       26 Sep 2015 #59

    Dch48 said: View Post
    I agree completely. The performance difference is imperceptible if done regularly, but do it on a system that hasn't been cleaned for years and you notice a difference immediately.
    I am right with you on this!!! Been cleaning my registry using sometimes, 2 different cleaners daily, for years, never had a serious problem. To me, its normal house cleaning for your computer. If some folks are scared, then fine, don't do it. I also make image backups, not daily thou. main reason for doing that lately is Windows 10 itself.
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  10.    26 Sep 2015 #60

    I never had problems using registry cleaners, I had like 5 registry cleaners on windows 7 lol but now I only use CCleaner on Windows 10 .
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