Are Registry Cleaners Still Needed on Windows 10?

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  1. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #200

    fdegrove said:
    Hi,



    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, ; )
    So,, what you're saying is that anyone who does nothing to the registry, clean it, isn't properly maintaining their PC?
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  2. Posts : 25,634
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.1
       #201

    tomseys said:
    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.
    A Windows registry will never be perfect.
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  3. Posts : 725
    Windows 10 Home - Version 21H1- Build 19043.1266
       #202

    Well at least according to the scan in terms of no problems found.
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  4. Posts : 25,634
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.1
       #203

    If these Reg Cleaners actually performed the way their developers claim they do would 99.9 % of them be free.? Ho many users actually take the time to fully backup their registry before using a Reg Cleaner. I would guess 10%, the rest just think e the product will do what it says it will do. It is a choice use it or do not, it is up to you.
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  5. Posts : 1,191
    Windows 11 Pro x64
       #204

    Edwin said:
    Most of us here clean install Windows so often that Reg cleaners are unnecessary!
    Not me, I always restore from backup. Haven't used a registry cleaner since Windows XP. There is no need for them and they can only do harm. The idea that you need them if you don't reinstall windows often is a bogus line of reasoning.
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  6. Posts : 7,451
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #205

    I use CCleaner, Geek Uninstaller, and Primo (= Program Installation Monitor).
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  7. Posts : 2,826
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #206

    Hi,

    Edwin said:
    Most of us here clean install Windows so often that Reg cleaners are unnecessary!
    You wish. Even a fresh install of Windows comes with plenty of registry entries that are redundant at best.

    Cheers,
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  8. Posts : 7,451
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #207

    I just clean installed 1703 yesterday, and I might use the registry cleaner on CCleaner later.
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  9. Posts : 5,171
    Windows 11 Home
       #208

    I find somewhat interesting, that most people judging reg cleaners, never actually used them.
    It is like saying: "I know it is bad, because I have read that." I prefer facts rather than hearsay.
    Like a magnetic bracelet, people and scientists say, that it is nonsense and yet it saved my wrist.

    Josey Wales said:
    If these Reg Cleaners actually performed the way their developers claim they do would 99.9 % of them be free.?
    So you are saying, that if something is free, it is bad? Like Linux, LibreOffice, CCleaner, etc?

    Josey Wales said:
    Ho many users actually take the time to fully backup their registry before using a Reg Cleaner. I would guess 10%, the rest just think e the product will do what it says it will do.
    I would not touch a reg cleaner, which does not backup registry automatically, but most do.
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  10. Posts : 5,171
    Windows 11 Home
       #209

    Matthew Wai said:
    I find it logical to use 'think' instead of 'know' above.
    That is the problem, people are 100% sure, that it is true. Reg cleaners have got their bad reputation during XP era, the same time IE6 was the worst browser out there and IE did not shake that down even until now. Once you get a bad sticker, it is forever, internet never forgets. Like The Mojave Experiment - YouTube.
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