Are Registry Cleaners Still Needed on Windows 10?

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  1. Posts : 19,209
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #220

    meebers said:
    Why do "people" use disk cleanup? The files are there, they hurt nothing, erasing them does not speed up performance blah blah blah!
    Because my last one was 86GB just in windows.old. 4. to 5GB in download folder and 2GB in Temp files and it's only 240GB SSD !!!! Good enough reason ?
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  2. Posts : 4,172
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP
       #221

    The recovery of space by performing a disk cleanup. and is rarely if ever detrimental,

    Registry cleaning is rarely of practical use as the amount of space saved is negligible,

    Aggressive cleaning of the registry has caused system failures (ccleaner is a non aggressive registry cleaner, and I have ran it myself, after a full backup of the system and the registry, to highlight potential keys and branches to be manually removed, I allow it to analyze only, any repairs are performed manually using regedit ),.

    My own experience in having to re-install systems for users who have believed the salesmen of aggressive registry cleaning products is all the evidence I have, but is sufficient for me YMMV
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  3. Posts : 1,375
    W10 21H2 19044.1387
       #222

    CountMike said:
    Because my last one was 86GB just in windows.old. 4. to 5GB in download folder and 2GB in Temp files and it's only 240GB SSD !!!! Good enough reason ?
    So you just want to clean them out to save space?
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  4. Posts : 1,375
    W10 21H2 19044.1387
       #223

    BunnyJ said:
    . Dead temp files are not needed but there is always the risk of damaging the registry so the PC is no longer usable.

    Sorry, but your comparison is apples vs oranges.
    There are a lot of files in the registry that are not needed also, any body with just a little knowledge would make an image/clone before screwing with the registry, "damaging " is minimal. IF people want to use it, use it, if they don't then don't.
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  5. Posts : 19,209
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #224

    meebers said:
    So you just want to clean them out to save space?
    Of course, that's what it's for, registry is not cleaned in any way. Same reason I throw garbage out and not collect it.
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  6. Posts : 1,375
    W10 21H2 19044.1387
       #225

    CountMike said:
    Of course, that's what it's for, registry is not cleaned in any way. Same reason I throw garbage out and not collect it.
    But there are a lot of entries that are removed. (not using the word clean)
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  7. Posts : 19,209
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #226

    meebers said:
    But there are a lot of entries that are removed. (not using the word clean)
    Possibly but Ccleaner didn't flag them either.
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  8. Posts : 2,826
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #227

    Hi,

    Registry collects a lot of garbage too. Leaving it there won't harm anything most likely but then why collect useless entries in a registry ?

    A decent regcleaner should make a ful backup of the registry and a backup of everything you let it remove.
    A regcleaner does not "fix" problems but might prevent them from happening.

    Cheers
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  9. Posts : 19,209
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #228

    fdegrove said:
    Hi,

    Registry collects a lot of garbage too. Leaving it there won't harm anything mostlikely but then why collect useless entries in a registry ?

    A decent regcleaner should make a ful backup of the registry and a backup of everything you let it remove.
    A regcleaner does not "fix" problems but might prevent them from happening.

    Cheers
    Never had that privilege.
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  10. Posts : 2,826
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #229

    Hi,

    Never had that privilege.
    Maybe the problems encountered were not on your end but on that other end ?

    Cheers,
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