Windows 10: Windows cleaner, registry cleaner recomendations PLEASE!

  1.    29 Nov 2015 #1

    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. Posts : 11,243
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Nov 2015 #2

    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 arenít a drag on your computerís 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 wonít 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 donít 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 isnít getting confused and slowing down because you have a folder (known as a ďkeyĒ in registry parlance) dedicated to an uninstalled program in your registry. It also isnít getting confused because certain entries point to an outdated program.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. Itís anecdotal evidence, but the majority of our readers didnít 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:
    Iíd go a step further: Donít run registry cleaner programs, period. I wonít go so far as to call them snake oil, but what possible performance benefits can you get from ďcleaning upĒ 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 Iím being generous. How can you balance those against the risk that the utility will ďcleanĒ (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 voilŗ, they are cured!

    Kari
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  3.    29 Nov 2015 #3

    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. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.1198
       30 Nov 2015 #4

    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

    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

    fireberd said: 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. Posts : 2,284
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       30 Nov 2015 #7

    theaudioanalyst said: 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. Posts : 8,331
    Windows 10 Professional
       30 Nov 2015 #8

    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

    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. Posts : 8,331
    Windows 10 Professional
       30 Nov 2015 #10

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,



    Which of course is just your opinion, right ?

    Period.
    Yeah, it might as well be!
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