1.    29 Nov 2015 #1
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    Windows cleaner, registry cleaner recomendations PLEASE!


    I have used Ccleaner and REVO to clean and maintain my Windows environment.

    So I am looking for your thoughts and comments as to what you recommend for cleaning Windows and Windows registry. And if you could add why I would really appreciate it. I feel that registry health is key to Windows functions. I chose Ccleaner and REVO after asking a similar question over four years ago. Thanks in advance. Stu
    Last edited by theaudioanalyst; 30 Nov 2015 at 10:33.
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  2.    29 Nov 2015 #2
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    As is commonly known, Windows tweakers, cleaners and registry cleaners are useless. There's no need to use any of them. Windows is totally capable of taking care of its registry by itself.

    This extract from How To Geek:
    In reality, registry entries aren’t a drag on your computer’s performance. The registry is a massive database containing hundreds of thousands of entries and individual registry entries are fairly tiny. Even removing a few thousand entries won’t make an appreciable dent in the size of your registry.Now, if our computers only had a tiny amount of memory or an extremely slow hard disk, there could be some value to shrinking the registry a bit. But this will be completely unnoticeable on computers in use today. We don’t live in the days of Windows 95 anymore. The Windows registry has also become more robust as Windows itself evolved from Windows 95 to Windows 7 and 8.

    Windows just isn’t getting confused and slowing down because you have a folder (known as a “key” in registry parlance) dedicated to an uninstalled program in your registry. It also isn’t getting confused because certain entries point to an outdated program.

    No legitimate benchmarks showing a performance increase as a result of a registry cleaner have ever been released. If a registry cleaner offered boosted performance, we would have some benchmarks by now. It’s anecdotal evidence, but the majority of our readers didn’t find that registry cleaners helped improve their performance on modern computers, either.
    (Why Using a Registry Cleaner Wont Speed Up Your PC or Fix Crashes)

    Ed Bott put it this way over 10 years ago:
    I’d go a step further: Don’t run registry cleaner programs, period. I won’t go so far as to call them snake oil, but what possible performance benefits can you get from “cleaning up” unneeded registry entries and eliminating a few stray DLL files? Even in the best-case scenario the impact should be trivial at best. Maybe a second or two here and there, maybe a few kilobytes of freed-up RAM, and I’m being generous. How can you balance those against the risk that the utility will “clean” (in other words, delete) something you really need, causing a program or feature to fail?
    (Why I dont use registry cleaners | Ed Bott)

    About only places / sites recommending tweakers and cleaners are the sites selling them, sites of the makers of them. All Windows tweakers and cleaners are like those placebo pills doctors give to the nice old ladies: they do no good nor harm but the ladies believe they got "medicine" and voilŕ, they are cured!

    Kari
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  3.    29 Nov 2015 #3
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    Hi,

    As is commonly known, Windows tweakers, cleaners and registry cleaners are useless. There's no need to use any of them. Windows is totally capable of taking care of its registry by itself.
    Maybe not on SSD disks but on a sluggish HDD ?

    Cheers,
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  4.    30 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    I have got many a slow loading and running computer better by installing and using Ccleaner and the Defraggler from the same company,
    They are the only 2 free ones I use on other peoples computers and found they worked ok.
    Been using them since Windows XP days
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  5.    30 Nov 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Inverness
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    The advertisers will make you believe you "must have" a registry cleaner. In actual use the only thing they do is "lighten your wallet".
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  6.    30 Nov 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    The advertisers will make you believe you "must have" a registry cleaner. In actual use the only thing they do is "lighten your wallet".
    True, and the free ones still don't have any impact when you "clean the registry". Ccleaner is good for other things but I would never use it for it's registry cleaning feature.
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  7.    30 Nov 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by theaudioanalyst View Post
    they say that Ccleaner deletes their key information from the registry. Interestingly enough only after a while.
    When reg key is not changed in a while, CCleaner might consider it as obsolete, reading it does not change it.
    You could simply add the key to exceptions, but using reg cleaner in a business environment is not recommended.
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  8.    30 Nov 2015 #8
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    If Registry cleaning was necessary, it would be listed in Administrative Tools somewhere beneath Disk Cleanup (Period!)
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  9.    30 Nov 2015 #9
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    Hi,

    If Registry cleaning was necessary, it would be listed in Administrative Tools somewhere beneath Disk Cleanup (Period!)
    Which of course is just your opinion, right ?

    Period.
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  10.    30 Nov 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    Hi,



    Which of course is just your opinion, right ?

    Period.
    Yeah, it might as well be!
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