Windows 10: How safe is it to clean Registry after 10586 update?

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       17 Nov 2015 #11

    LMiller7 said: View Post
    There are risks associated with cleaning the registry. CCleaner is safer than most and problems rarely occur but as the potential for damage if something did go wrong is great I would not do it. The benefits of registry cleaning are primarily found in ads for registry cleaners. Many computer technicians have had to deal with many problems caused by registry cleaners. To me the risks far outweigh the questionable benefits. You will find that most experienced computer users have similar views. There are of course exceptions.

    The number of errors shown in the screenshot is really very small. It is not unusual for a registry cleaner to report hundreds of registry errors, almost all being of little or no consequence.

    Registry cleaners do have a place when used by an expert to solve specific problems. But most people who use them have only a vague idea of what the registry is and that is a dangerous combination. A registry cleaner is a tool and like all such requires knowledge and experience to be used properly. In the hands of a skilled surgeon a scalpel is a life saving tool but in the hands of the unskilled it is dangerous.
    Hm, thanks for the replies. I suppose it's not worth the risk since the benefits are so little.
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    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015
       17 Nov 2015 #12

    I use it occasionally on the 4 PC 's here all licence upgaded to Windows 10 10586.3 (now) no problems the caveat is ......YMMV

    You can back up the registry in the reg clean tool in CCleaner to a folder on your hdd or other media *before you clean the reg.*
    it will promt you to do that .

    OTOH I have never noticed any performance increases or significant hdd storage recovery from cleaning the reg .☻
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