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  1.    27 Dec 2015 #21
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    If one uses Ccleaner or any other reg cleaner and uses VMware Player, it will nuke your VM(happened to me a couple of times). Now I use Hyper-V I don't have that problem. I only use the reg cleaner part after playing around with 3rd party customization tools and uninstalling them, that mess with Windows symbolic & hard links.
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  2.    27 Dec 2015 #22
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    Some are more aggressive than others but all carry an unnecessary risk and my advice is to avoid them.
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  3.    27 Dec 2015 #23

    I use CCleaner, SlimCleaner and Revo...

    I have never encountered a problem, and find that it actually does increase my performance. But I demo a lot of different software and if I remove something there is always junk left behind.

    I use it mainly if I needed to reinstall something. I am forever removing Office and then a year later putting it back on or other things. Malawarebytes comes to mind. So, I always use them after a removal. It really has very little to do with Windows 10, so I find the topic a bit misleading.

    And honestly, the opinion comes from a Microsoft employee, a bit biased I would think.
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  4.    27 Dec 2015 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust_No1 View Post
    I use CCleaner, SlimCleaner and Revo...

    I have never encountered a problem, and find that it actually does increase my performance. But I demo a lot of different software and if I remove something there is always junk left behind.

    I use it mainly if I needed to reinstall something. I am forever removing Office and then a year later putting it back on or other things. Malawarebytes comes to mind. So, I always use them after a removal. It really has very little to do with Windows 10, so I find the topic a bit misleading.

    And honestly, the opinion comes from a Microsoft employee, a bit biased I would think.
    I think if you did a bit more research you would find that the thoughts on not using a registry cleaner comes from many sources and not just one MS employee.
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  5.    27 Dec 2015 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    I think if you did a bit more research you would find that the thoughts on not using a registry cleaner comes from many sources and not just one MS employee.
    Even in Ccleaner's own forums they recommend against using it as a "maintenance" option. And only using it for searching for something specific while troubleshooting.
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  6.    27 Dec 2015 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Even in Ccleaner's own forums they recommend against using it as a "maintenance" option. And only using it for searching for something specific while troubleshooting.
    Not surprised. It's a nice tool to cleanup other things but keep it away from the good old registry. Heck.. I wish MS could phase out the registry for something better and that no one could access. That would cut down on some issues people encounter I recon.

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  7.    27 Dec 2015 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Not surprised. It's a nice tool to cleanup other things but keep it away from the good old registry. Heck.. I wish MS could phase out the registry for something better and that no one could access. That would cut down on some issues people encounter I recon.

    Or they could do like in Linux and make EVERTHING a file, and confuse the heck out of everyone. "Hmmm what hapens when I link all my music and photos to the zero file(/dev/zero )?"
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  8.    27 Dec 2015 #28
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    Perhaps, if Windows 10 own uninstaller was more efficient, then there wouldn't be any leftover bits in the registry to clean.
    If Revo and the like can do it, why can't the software developers at MS?
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  9.    27 Dec 2015 #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornishman View Post
    Perhaps, if Windows 10 own uninstaller was more efficient, then there wouldn't be any leftover bits in the registry to clean.
    If Revo and the like can do it, why can't the software developers at MS?
    Windows uninstaller is only a link to the 3rd party software's uninstaller. "If the 3rd party developers weren't so sloppy with their uninstallers", would be more correct to say.
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  10.    27 Dec 2015 #30
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    Most of us re-install Windows so often, we don't need a reg cleaner! (Well..., I do, anyway!)
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