Windows 10: Discuss the uses of 'registry cleaners', 'disk cleaners', 'optimizers'

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    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       06 Jun 2016 #21

    CC Cleaner if anything, otherwise I relent against all these optimizers and reg cleaners.

    Even if I had use for them, it's an install, get the specific job done and uninstall.
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  2.    06 Jun 2016 #22

    Registry cleaners do have some value when used by an expert to solve a specific problem. But they are typically used by people who have only a vague understanding of what the registry is and none of the limitations of a registry cleaner. In such hands they are dangerous. That is the view of Mark Russinovich a well known Windows expert.
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  3.    06 Jun 2016 #23

    "...Registry cleaners do have some value when used by an expert to solve a specific problem..." lMiller7
    I'm not an expert, however, I have used a registry editor by Resplendence to surgically remove specific material, sometimes what appears to be a "shotgun spray," is merely taking out a specific hydra and its many many tiny legs.
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    Dual boot - Win 10 Pro & Win 10 Insider (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       07 Jun 2016 #24

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Even then, for larger disks that are severely fragmented, the faster way to "defrag" it, is create a system image and then turn around and reimage the disk.
    No argument there! Only one issue, you'd be surprised (maybe not!) , how many users would respond "What's a backup?". But....that's a whole 'nother topic!
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  5.    07 Jun 2016 #25

    The problem with most of these "cleaners" and "optimizers" is that they often implement risky "fixes" without telling the users of the risks. Also, old versions of these apps can actually damage your system because they aren't aware of new things that have been done.

    It's usually a good idea, if you feel you must use one of these, to only use the most recent version of it, and even then insure that this version was released relatively recently.
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    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.1198
       07 Jun 2016 #26

    Mystere said: View Post
    The problem with most of these "cleaners" and "optimizers" is that they often implement risky "fixes" without telling the users of the risks. Also, old versions of these apps can actually damage your system because they aren't aware of new things that have been done.

    It's usually a good idea, if you feel you must use one of these, to only use the most recent version of it, and even then insure that this version was released relatively recently.
    That is why Ccleaner is good because it is kept up to date and comes highly recommended
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  7.    07 Jun 2016 #27

    hTconeM9user said: View Post
    That is why Ccleaner is good because it is kept up to date and comes highly recommended
    As long as you stick to general cleanup tasks, like emptying temporary files or internet files, sure. But as soon as you go into the more advanced cleanup, you start taking more risks.

    Microsoft doesn't recommend ccleaner at all. for example:

    http://news.thewindowsclub.com/micro...isagree-80369/
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  8.    07 Jun 2016 #28

    Mystere said: View Post
    As long as you stick to general cleanup tasks, like emptying temporary files or internet files, sure. But as soon as you go into the more advanced cleanup, you start taking more risks.

    Microsoft doesn't recommend ccleaner at all. for example:

    http://news.thewindowsclub.com/micro...isagree-80369/
    What a load of bollocks... it's safe as houses.
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       07 Jun 2016 #29

    Superfly said: View Post
    What a load of bollocks... it's safe as houses.
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    Dual boot - Win 10 Pro & Win 10 Insider (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       07 Jun 2016 #30

    OldMike65 said: View Post
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