Are Registry Cleaners Still Needed on Windows 10?

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  1. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #190

    OilerNut said:
    I don't think it's better either, those tools are meant for people who know what they are doing.
    Isn't CCleaner just an automated process and you really don't need to know that much?
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  2. Posts : 2,826
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #191

    Hi,

    What makes you think that MS would create a tool that would be so dangerous and a third party vendor would make one so much better?
    MS had a tool for just that but they quickly abandoned it.Too powerful for the punters.
    Guess it came with a resourcekit years ago. or Sysinternals.

    Cheers,
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  3. Posts : 520
    Windows 10
       #192

    BunnyJ said:
    Isn't CCleaner just an automated process and you really don't need to know that much?
    It can, I wouldn't really do it. You can run the program and it will present you a list of suggested items for removable and you can select which ones to remove.
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  4. Posts : 1,327
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #193

    fdegrove said:
    Hi,



    How can something that's free qualify as "snake oil"

    No Nietzsche quote for that one.

    Cheers,
    How about a Petarch one then : Who naught suspects is easily deceived. Petrarch

    Or Franklin : Who had deceived thee so often as thyself? Benjamin Franklin
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  5. Posts : 2,826
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #194

    Hi,

    How about a Petarch one then : Who naught suspects is easily deceived. Petrarch
    How true. Applicable to the Registry as well .

    Good quote Sir.

    All in good spirit, bien entendu.

    Cheers,
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  6. Posts : 2,826
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #195

    Hi,

    CountMike said:
    Only "defense" is to use portable programs.
    Those too write to the registry.

    Cheers,
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  7. Posts : 2,826
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #196

    Hi,

    CountMike said:
    Article ID: 2498915 - Last Review: Mar 16, 2011 - Revision: 1

    Applies to Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard without Hyper-V, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
    And, if I may ask, what has changed to the registry and how it's read and handled since then ?

    Answer: Nothing.

    Cheers,
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  8. Posts : 725
    Windows 10 Home - Version 21H1- Build 19043.1266
       #197

    A while back with xp and vista (95?), I do remember seeing performance increases after running ccleaner's registry cleaner. I recall one computer could barely run at all - slow motion - and a registry cleaning (there were many hundreds of entries) made the computer normal. I guess this is not the case these days with improved OS functioning and memory etc. I haven't seen any performance or improvements with cleaning... just with defragging but even that Windows takes care of pretty well now. I still clean the registry very occasionally I guess mainly out of habit and I just like the registry totally correct - an anal thing i guess. I ran it after creators update (twice) and the computer is fine. And the registry is perfect.

    Here is the rationale given for registry cleaning by ccleaner:

    CCleaner - Use the registry cleaner to repair your registry
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  9. Posts : 10,254
    Wndows 10 Pro x64 release preview channel
       #198

    This debate has been going on for years with no definitive outcome.

    My last post on this thread. Each to their own.
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  10. Posts : 2,826
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #199

    Hi,

    DooGie said:
    This debate has been going on for years with no definitive outcome.

    My last post on this thread. Each to their own.
    It's important to know how registry entries affect a computer though. All binary and all that @ Doogie.
    It's that binary part that makes the registry so important to have it right.

    Cheers, ; )
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