Are Registry Cleaners Still Needed on Windows 10?

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  1. Posts : 19,208
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #10

    Ccleaner is a safe one, Which and how many entries you guys find when using it ?
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  2. Posts : 123,278
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #11

    CountMike said:
    Ccleaner is a safe one, Which and how many entries you guys find when using it ?
    Compared to the others .....I Still use....CCleaner finds very few. :)

    Oh almost forgot Mike, I also use Revo Pro Uninstaller too.
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  3. Posts : 2,818
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 21H1 (build 19043.1202)
       #12

    OldMike65 said:
    Compared to the others .....I Still use....CCleaner finds very few. :)

    Oh almost forgot Mike, I also use Revo Pro Uninstaller too.
    Same here both are used and very often needed
    Latest Ccleaner even better and faster.
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  4. Posts : 487
    Windows 8 Pro x64
       #13

    TairikuOkami said:
    Just because it is said by MS, it has to be true, that would be the first. I prefer facts over fictions and even on this forums it has been confirmed, that reg cleaners are still needed and as long as Windows will keep using registry, they will be.

    The problem are not reg cleaners, but that they are being advertised for bad reasons, like boost you performance by 200-1000%. The more percentage, the better reg cleaner. There are benefits, but performance gain is more like a side effect.

    BTW talking about reg cleaners and mentioning CCleaner?! That is talking about sport cars and mentioning Rolls-Royce.
    I like this answer. I have indeed seen registry cleaners improve performance, but the improvements are slight, and there had to be a lot of crap left around to start with. Still I do like a tidy system. However, you have to watch because sometimes there unused file associations that are removed, and that can break applications.
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  5. Posts : 591
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit; Windows 10 TP; KDE Neon
       #14

    After a clean installation of Windows 10 Pro, which in my case happens relatively regularly, meaning each time MS releases an official ISO both for slow and fast rings - the first tool installed is always CCleaner Pro. The second is always Revo Unistaller Pro. I always run the cleaner and the Registry cleaner right after clean installing, and it cleans lots of obsolete Registry values. I then set CCleaner to continuously monitor the system and clean it "if cleaning saves more than 0,1 GB". I also manually clean the Registry often, and for sure each time I uninstall a program (with Revo). I've done this for years on Windows 7 Home Premium and I keep my habit with Windows 10 Pro. I have never (ever) faced any issues.
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  6. Posts : 2,818
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 21H1 (build 19043.1202)
       #15

    Joanne said:
    After a clean installation of Windows 10 Pro, which in my case happens relatively regularly, meaning each time MS releases an official ISO both for slow and fast rings - the first tool installed is always CCleaner Pro. The second is always Revo Unistaller Pro. I always run the cleaner and the Registry cleaner right after clean installing, and it cleans lots of obsolete Registry values. I then set CCleaner to continuously monitor the system and clean it "if cleaning saves more than 0,1 GB". I also manually clean the Registry often, and for sure each time I uninstall a program (with Revo). I've done this for years on Windows 7 Home Premium and I keep my habit with Windows 10 Pro. I have never (ever) faced any issues.
    Same here I have the Pro version of Ccleaner and have had no issues with it at all or Revo, so those that say they do must be doing something wrong.
    I like how Ccleaner monitors in the background then when you come out of a site/forum it cleans up wasted disc space the was left behind.
    Would never ever not use it, and yes one of the first things I install on any system I work on and recommend to friends.
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  7. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #16

    Technically you really don't need a registry cleaner. Ccleaner is nice for general clean up of left over junk but when it comes to cleaning a registry it's not going to do much if anything to improve performance. When an entry dies in the registry it's just bypassed and the amount of space it will take up is so miniscule that it's not necessary to remove.

    In the pre Vista days cleaning a registry was far more necessary than it is with say, Win7 through Win10.
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  8. Posts : 19,208
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       #17

    BunnyJ said:
    Technically you really don't need a registry cleaner. Ccleaner is nice for general clean up of left over junk but when it comes to cleaning a registry it's not going to do much if anything to improve performance. When an entry dies in the registry it's just bypassed and the amount of space it will take up is so miniscule that it's not necessary to remove.

    In the pre Vista days cleaning a registry was far more necessary than it is with say, Win7 through Win10.
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  9. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #18

    CountMike said:
    Let me take a minute to add to my comments.

    First if anyone uses a registry cleaner make sure you back up the registry first, Why?? Let's say something that worked before you clean the registry stops after the cleaning it's a good bet the cause for this new issue was the cleaning and restoring it back to the state before the cleaning might just fix the new issue.

    Second, I've never used a registry cleaner and I don't need to. Again why?? Simple.. removing entries from the registry that I didn't create might cause problems. And the only changes I do make to the registry are entries I add to include items in the context menu such as .. snipping tool.. paint.. command prompt and the recycling bin.
    That's it.. and my PC .. well just works, fast and stable
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  10. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #19

    A system image, tweaked to a pristine 'T' would be a better solution than running reg cleaners all the time.
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