Cleaning registry

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  1. Posts : 4,438
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #21

    Paul Black said:
    Brilliant program, I have used it for years and wouldn't be without it.
    I like the option to scan for leftover items after the initial uninstall [ using the softwares own uninstall process if one exists ] using an Advanced Scan option.
    IMHO, Revo is a great program for those who know how to use it! Definitely not for Newbies.

    BTW - Glary is just bloatware. Uses must of the W10 functions with a nice GUI.

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  2. Posts : 16,145
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #22

    Hello @Compumind,

    Compumind said:
    IMHO, It's a great program for those who know how to use it! Not for Newbies.
    I totally agree!

    Compumind said:
    BTW - Glary is just bloatware. Uses most of the W10 functions with a nice GUI.
    I have never had any problems with it!
    I like the fact that all the functions are in one place!
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  3. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #23

    Paul Black said:
    DON'T clean the registry with third-party tools or software. In fact, unless you are an advanced user familiar with the registry leave it well alone.
    In fact, I am an idiotic user that has cleaned the Registry with CCleaner many times, and my Windows has been working fine.
    Latest CCleaner Version Released
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  4. Posts : 4,079
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #24

    Matthew Wai said:
    In fact, I am an idiotic user that has cleaned the Registry with CCleaner many times, and my Windows has been working fine.
    Latest CCleaner Version Released
    Sometimes I also use CCleaner to clean the register (I do the backup first). I always analyze what is going to be cleaned. Never had any problem.
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  5. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #25

    I have backups too but have never had to use them.
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  6. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 build 19042.920 x64
       #26

    CCleaner is good, but I have been using Systweak's Registry Cleaner for years. I find that it does a great job of cleaning the system registry to not only increase system performance, but overall stability as well. Registry Cleaner is a component of Systweak's Advanced System Optimizer (ASO3). ASO3 comes with Smart PC Care, Registry Cleaner, Registry Optimizer, System Cleaner, Disk Optimizer, Disk Tools, Game & Memory Optimizer, Driver Updater, System Protector, Privacy Protector, Secure Delete, and more! Systweak has been a Gold Microsoft Partner for over 20 years. Purchase information may be found here and support info here.
    The price can range from $10.75-$29.95/yr. Hope this helps!

    Cheers,
    TechWizard
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  7. Posts : 4,438
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #27

    Just chiming in...

    This is an official statement!

    If you are new to computing and/or do not have experience with Registry Products - stay away!
    There is a learning curve, some less than others.

    Best to make a full restorable system backup first, before learn and play.

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  8. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #28

    When you open registry as administrator use CTRL + F to search (F3 to continue).

    Your search string should be very specific, ex. program root directory, file name or exact program name.
    And then delete entries you find.

    It is not bad to delete program installation directory and configuration directory in appdata/programdata first, before going to registry.

    There are very rare cases when cleaning the registry and file system is needed, but the point is when it's needed it's best to be done by hand.

    There is no fear to do something wrong, because the only case when you will be doing this is when you want to clean software which refuses to be removed or it behaves odd for what ever other reason, so how could you screw up something?

    In almost all other cases it's a waste of time, risk of damage, and no performance gain.
    If you need performance gain and really clean registry then reinstall windows and take care not to install crapware next time.
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  9. Posts : 5,207
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #29

    TechWizard said:
    CCleaner is good, but I have been using Systweak's Registry Cleaner for years. I find that it does a great job of cleaning the system registry to not only increase system performance, but overall stability as well. Registry Cleaner is a component of Systweak's Advanced System Optimizer (ASO3). ASO3 comes with Smart PC Care, Registry Cleaner, Registry Optimizer, System Cleaner, Disk Optimizer, Disk Tools, Game & Memory Optimizer, Driver Updater, System Protector, Privacy Protector, Secure Delete, and more! Systweak has been a Gold Microsoft Partner for over 20 years. Purchase information may be found here and support info here.
    The price can range from $10.75-$29.95/yr. Hope this helps!

    Cheers,
    TechWizard
    Crap.

    As far as I know those Microsoft Gold Partner badges are awarded to the companies for passing exams based on their staff understanding of Microsoft technology. It doesn't mean that the software that you can download from the developer has been scrutinised and approved by Microsoft and it doesn't mean that the software will not harm your machine.

    About Microsoft Gold Certified and Certified Partners
    It is important to understand that being a Microsoft Partner, in any shape, whether Certified or Gold Certified, does not mean that the company represents Microsoft. Rather, it merely means that the company has met the requisite requirements, has paid the requisite fee and has earned the appropriate Partner Points for the Partner level. The requirements for both Microsoft Gold Certified and Microsoft Certified Partners are fully described at the eHow.com references below.

    In addition to the above, Microsoft Gold Certified Partners must employ a minimum number of Microsoft certified professionals, meet the certification and sales requirements and submit competency-specific customer referrals.

    Microsoft Certified Partners additionally complete one of three requirements (i.e. employ or employ by contract at least two Microsoft Certified Professionals, with three customer references approved by Microsoft or product software that Microsoft has tested and approved or hardware that a Microsoft authorized testing vendor has approved.)
    See: Microsoft Removes Gold Certified Partner Over Telephone Scam Claims ~ Security Garden
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  10. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 build 19042.920 x64
       #30

    Advanced System Optimizer does have backup manager as well. I highly recommend that a system or registry backup be performed before executing any kind of cleaning or modification to the Windows OS. @mesajflaviu, it is ultimately your call which program you use. Not every program is without flaws. I am simply recommending Systweak's Advanced System Optimizer based solely on my experience w/it. It also has an Uninstall Manager that, in my opinion, removes all traces of programs, even in registry.
    Systweak's intent when designing ASO3, was (and still is) to make your PC run as intended--like brand new. As PCs are used and depending on how many programs a user installs, the more bloated the registry becomes resulting in slower performance, more frequent crashes and BSODs, which Microsoft replaced with screen instead.
    I, sir, have used Microsoft Windows since Windows 3.1. Do I claim to be an expert? Not at all! That is why I am a member here. Before using programs such as ASO3 or Bitdefender A/V, I thoroughly research them to get a feel for how effective or ineffective they are. I think that I am a well informed user and a safe one. But, there is soooo much more to be learned and explored. I welcome any thoughts, suggestions and knowledge of other forum members.

    Thank you,
    TechWizard
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