Are Registry Cleaners Still Needed on Windows 10?

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  1. Posts : 25,634
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.1
       #160

    I never use them, If I want something removed from there I will do it myself. I just do not trust any of them.
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  2. Posts : 19,208
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #161

    Josey Wales said:
    I never use them, If I want something removed from there I will do it myself. I just do not trust any of them.
    That's real way to do it, I haven't seen a single one that removed something I wanted/needed to.
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  3. Posts : 520
    Windows 10
       #162

    Registry cleaners are great, if you can interpret the results and know what you are doing. The registry is exactly the same as it has been since Windows 2000/XP days. Not sure how you can say it has gotten better or worse, other than newer programs are designed to certain standards better.
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  4. Posts : 725
    Windows 10 Home - Version 21H1- Build 19043.1266
       #163

    I use ccleaner's registry cleaner all the time.. well really every few months now. I just cleaned up all the mess with it left after the creators update. Never had a problem with it. I always do the backup beforehand and give a quick glance at what it is removing. I like the registry to be perfect.
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  5. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #164

    OilerNut said:
    Registry cleaners are great, if you can interpret the results and know what you are doing. The registry is exactly the same as it has been since Windows 2000/XP days. Not sure how you can say it has gotten better or worse, other than newer programs are designed to certain standards better.
    Do you have any evidence that they really do any good? Or is this just a gut feeling??

    And 'It didn't hurt anything' doesn't count.
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  6. Posts : 520
    Windows 10
       #165

    BunnyJ said:
    Do you have any evidence that they really do any good? Or is this just a gut feeling??

    And 'It didn't hurt anything' doesn't count.
    Nope, have 0 proof. But running one isn't gonna destroy your computer or cause any harm if you know how the registry works and what entries are what. I just don't like having a cluttered system.

    I have actually ran them at work and on friends systems to clean up malware quite successfully.
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  7. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #166

    OilerNut said:
    Nope, have 0 proof. But running one isn't gonna destroy your computer or cause any harm if you know how the registry works and what entries are what. I just don't like having a cluttered system.

    I have actually ran them at work and on friends systems to clean up malware quite successfully.
    Does it help performance? How much space does it save?

    I sure hope you backup before you run that thing.
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  8. Posts : 2,826
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #167

    Hi,

    Do you have any evidence that they really do any good?
    Do 25 years of experience, numerous MCSE degrees etc., etc., and the mere fact that MS actually encouraged it back in the NT days count for anything ?
    What's the point in gathering numerous obsolete entries in what amounts to a database anyways ?

    This forum is full of people expriencing all kinds of troubles which are mainly registry related.

    Of course, if you do not know what you're doing you better leave well enough alone.

    Cheers,
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  9. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #168

    fdegrove said:
    Hi,



    Do 25 years of experience, numerous MCSE degrees etc., etc., and the mere fact that MS actually encouraged it back in the NT days count for anything ?
    What's the point in gathering numerous obsolete entries in what amounts to a database anyways ?

    This forum is full of people expriencing all kinds of troubles which are mainly registry related.

    Of course, if you do not know what you're doing you better leave well enough alone.

    Cheers,
    Wow.. and there likely more members with experience that suggest that you don't use them. Empty entries in the registry do not harm anything.
    Edit and if you checked MS no longer supports the use of registry cleaners.
    And more thing.. lots of the 'registry' issues seem to be self inflicted. If you do nothing to the registry how can it suddenly go bad?
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  10. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #169

    I'm convinced that reg cleaners are merely confirming the naive discovery of entries that are already orphaned.
    Unnecessary IMO.
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