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  1.    30 Dec 2015 #91

    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    Hi,

    People should try running a thorough registry cleaner just to see how much useless keys are already present right after the install is finished.
    Dot net framework also is notorious for adding pointers to a ton of files that aren't there, Silverlight, same story etc. , etc.
    The more you use that pc, the bigger the registry gets because Windows just keeps track of things most aren't aware of.

    After every monthly check you can be sure you can delete 50 odd keys from the registry. Not that they're harmful per se but why keep trash if you can get rid of it?

    Would leaving these keys in be causing trouble in the future ? Who knows, we've just starting to use this OS anyhow.

    In the mean time, I like to keep things mean and lean. With a decent registry cleaner you'd really have to be "stupid" to run into trouble and besides, a decent registry cleaner automatically backs up whatever it removes so what's the big deal ?

    I take no fun out of reinstalling Windows, especially not one that comes with so many errors that need manual fixing anyway....

    Cheers,
    I have to say though, that I turfed a Vista installation by ridding of registry entries (in CCleaner by the way) that pertained to the 1.1x branch of the .NET Framework. Also a lot of registry cleaners detect unused file associations and prompt for their removal, and then when you need that file extension, it may not work (as opposed to asking you what program to use). Just need to be careful, that's all
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  2.    30 Dec 2015 #92
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    What's the bet that system cleaners delete the accumulated "surveillance" data that MS wants to sell?.
    Almost Zero
    Last edited by lx07; 30 Dec 2015 at 12:48. Reason: Almost
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  3.    30 Dec 2015 #93
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    Zero
    Actually it may go into minus too, IObit is also know for spying !!!
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  4.    30 Dec 2015 #94
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    Interesting reading. . .not sure who is right or wrong, so I guess I'll just sit back, and think on it for a while. . .oh wait. . .thinking is not one of my best suits. . .
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  5.    30 Dec 2015 #95
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    MS would rather you didn't muck around cleaning the Registry, if they did, they'd have included a utility to do so!

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  6.    30 Dec 2015 #96
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    MS would rather you didn't muck around cleaning the Registry, if they did, they'd have included a utility to do so!
    That's so true - they'd clearly rather you didn't shutdown your PC either or they'd have given us a button to do that
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  7.    30 Dec 2015 #97
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    That's so true - they'd clearly rather you didn't shutdown your PC either or they'd have given us a button to do that
    Ahhh they do give ya a shutdown button.....at least we have the option to shutdown the computer. I use it every nite.
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  8.    30 Dec 2015 #98
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    MS would rather you didn't muck around cleaning the Registry, if they did, they'd have included a utility to do so
    ...that would be a pale and bug-laden imitation of existing third party programs such as CCleaner.
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  9.    30 Dec 2015 #99
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    Hi,

    MS would rather you didn't muck around cleaning the Registry, if they did, they'd have included a utility to do so!
    Well, there used to be one from MS a very long time ago. I think it was called regclean.exe. Probably part of a resource kit or so.

    Besides that, the logic in that statement is rather flawed IMHO.
    Not saying it's a must do but I still feel it's good housekeeping if you know what you're doing.

    Cheers,
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  10.    30 Dec 2015 #100
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
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    Actually in discussion about 7 while still in beta form people at TechNet were warning about the overuse of register cleaners ending up trashing Windows when removing important entries some cleaner saw as obsolete or removed by mistake. People were getting too reliant on having a cleaner in use all the time leading to all types of support requests you could trace back to some reg cleaning app!

    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    Hi,

    Well, there used to be one from MS a very long time ago. I think it was called regclean.exe. Probably part of a resource kit or so.

    Besides that, the logic in that statement is rather flawed IMHO.
    Not saying it's a must do but I still feel it's good housekeeping if you know what you're doing.

    Cheers,
    The regcleaner.exe was never actually any MS utility but an executable placed on the drive by a 3rd party app if not some trojan dropper.

    What is regclean.exe?

    The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the regclean.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
    The Filenet site is generally quite accurate when you need to find things out about any file. regclean.exe Windows process - What is it?
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