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  1.    09 Apr 2017 #161
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    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.    09 Apr 2017 #162
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,154
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by Josey Wales View Post
    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.    09 Apr 2017 #163
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 256
    Windows 10

    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.    09 Apr 2017 #164
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 326
    Windows 10 Home Version 1703 Build 15063.540

    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.    09 Apr 2017 #165
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,499
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by OilerNut View Post
    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.    09 Apr 2017 #166
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 256
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    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.    09 Apr 2017 #167
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,499
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by OilerNut View Post
    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.    09 Apr 2017 #168
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1,966
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    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.    09 Apr 2017 #169
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,499
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    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.    09 Apr 2017 #170
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,134
    Windows 10 Professional

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