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  1.    09 Apr 2017 #201
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    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.    09 Apr 2017 #202
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomseys View Post
    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.    09 Apr 2017 #203
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 357
    Windows 10 Home Version 1709 Build 16299.19

    Well at least according to the scan in terms of no problems found.
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  4.    09 Apr 2017 #204
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    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.    09 Apr 2017 #205
    Join Date : Dec 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    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.    09 Apr 2017 #206
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Windows 10 Home

    I use CCleaner, Geek Uninstaller, and Primo (= Program Installation Monitor).
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  7.    10 Apr 2017 #207
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 2,101
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    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    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.    10 Apr 2017 #208
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    I just clean installed 1703 yesterday, and I might use the registry cleaner on CCleaner later.
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  9.    10 Apr 2017 #209
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
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    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josey Wales View Post
    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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josey Wales View Post
    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.    10 Apr 2017 #210
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    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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