Are Registry Cleaners Still Needed on Windows 10?

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  1. Posts : 19,208
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       #250

    Matthew Wai said:
    As a poorly educated Chinese guy, I have no idea what it is.
    Schrödinger's cat - Wikipedia
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  2. Posts : 7,451
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #251

    Is there a Chinese version, which is easier for me to understand?
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  3. Posts : 2,826
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #252

    Hi,

    meebers said:
    What software/app do you use for "deep reg cleaning". Tx
    I use Wise's Registry Cleaner which I feel is very good and free.

    Cheers,
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  4. Posts : 19,208
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       #253

    Matthew Wai said:
    Is there a Chinese version, which is easier for me to understand?
    I don't know that but it's used in physics to describe some phenomena. In this contest it would mean "If there's a cat in a closed box (probably sleeping because it's quiet), you'll newer know if it's dead or alive until you open the box".
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  5. Posts : 7,451
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #254

    fdegrove said:
    I use Wise's Registry Cleaner which I feel is very good and free.
    I heard it before but have never tried it.
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  6. Posts : 2,826
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #255

    Hi,
    @Matthew Wai: Give it a try. I've been using it for years and never had any problems using it.
    I also use their Disk Cleaner which is equally good and far more effective than Windows own Disk Clean Up.

    To me Ccleaner is fine but pretty useless for what I want.

    Cheers,
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  7. Posts : 24,515
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #256

    TairikuOkami said:
    Same here, topics like this are like: What is better coke or pepsi?! Everyone has their own preference.
    Oh, that's an easy one - Jolt Cola.

    As for registry cleaning - one of my systems came second hand. Deep cleansing with AdwCleaner/Malwarebytes was required (I didn't want to loose the installed software) followed by a CCleaner registry clean with all the stops pulled out. No apparent harm was done, the original OEM Win7 is now happily upgraded to the Creators Update.

    My other system had a factory reset to its OEM Win7 and was then progressively upgraded through all versions of Win10, now running 1703. I've never cleaned its registry. That's running fine too.
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  8. Posts : 591
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit; Windows 10 TP; KDE Neon
       #257

    I'm using CCleaner PRO, it is the second application I install after every clean installation of Windows 10. I am running it multiple times per day and its Registry cleaner settings are all selected. I never had any issue with it on Windows 10, neither on Windows 7 back when I was using them. Besides the (very nice) feeling of keeping my Registry clean, personally I have observed a snappier, more responsive, system after a Registry clean. It surprises me that it feels like this even right after a clean installation!...


    fdegrove said:
    Hi,
    I use Wise's Registry Cleaner which I feel is very good and free.

    Cheers,
    Thanks for your suggestion! I gave it a try -- mainly because I'll soon clean-install the Creators Update.

    Right after a Deep Scan, before cleaning. Also shown is CCleaner PRO and what it found on my system:
    Are Registry Cleaners Still Needed on Windows 10?-r.png


    In the following screenshot you can see the results of Wise's Deep scan after I've already run it twice and rebooted twice. It still finds "23 problems". I think that those are not problems, my Registry just recreates these values.
    Are Registry Cleaners Still Needed on Windows 10?-r1.png

    Even though I've only rebooted a couple of times, and I have not used my system, Wise seems like a nice application and I will, most probably, start using it.

    Thank you.
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  9. Posts : 19,208
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #258

    Before you hit Clean button, check just what those errors are and what it's supposed to clean or fix.
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  10. Posts : 2,826
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #259

    Hi,

    The orange stuff is what Wise thinks is unsafe to delete so it won't delete these automatically.
    Mostly these are keys create by software installations ran from an external device that's no longer present, file types it's unaware of (like MR Free) etc.
    Either way by clicking the category you can see what the keys point to and decide what action to take.
    It is normal for some keys to be recreated by Windows so I would not worry about these.

    Cheers,
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