Registry Cleaning

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  1. meh
    Posts : 69
    Windows 9 (aka Windows 10)
       #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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  2. Posts : 124,803
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.739
       #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. Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #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 : 191
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       #54

    edpring said:
    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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  5. Posts : 2,832
    MS Windows 10 Home
       #55

    OldMike65 said:
    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. Posts : 187
    Windows 10 Pro
       #56

    acmanten said:
    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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  7. Posts : 56,114
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #57

    Rudy Mas said:
    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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  8. Posts : 124,803
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.739
       #58

    acmanten said:
    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 : 124,803
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.739
       #59

    Dch48 said:
    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. Posts : 256
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
       #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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