Are Registry Cleaners Still Needed on Windows 10?

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  1. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #70

    TairikuOkami said:
    Just to add to this interesting discussion, I find it funny, that most people, who do not recommend registry cleaners, never actually used them. Their opinions are based on reviews of people, who used a fake software like from iobit. :)

    Basically it goes like this: How is the sushi? It is disgusting, I know, I have read all about it.
    "Repeat a lie a thousand times and it becomes the truth." - with articles like this one, I am not really surprised.
    I have never used one and never will.. why? The don't improve system performance one bit and if you can supply any real evidence to show how it does then I might consider using one.

    Jeff
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  2. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #71

    K..., I'm gonna put a stop to this!

    I have had negative consequences as a direct result of using a Registry 'cleaner'.

    I have never had negative consequences as a direct result of not using a Registry 'cleaner'!
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  3. Posts : 19,208
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #72

    I have run benchmark tests in W7 and than again in W8 before and after intentionally dirtied system and could not see 1% of difference. Also tried few of those miracle speed-em-uppers and in many cases found lower performance after their "work".
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  4. Posts : 26,341
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #73

    The favorite argument here seems to be: "When I uninstall software...". How many then, just have these items ticked? Hmmmm?
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  5. Lee
    Posts : 4,793
    OS X, Win 10
       #74

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    my own view on this is that if you need a registry cleaner then you should either re-install windows from new or restore from a good backup.

    These days with really cheap storage there's NO EXCUSE WHATEVER for not taking loads of backups -- I always take one before installing software in case the software doesn't work, I don't like it or I prefer the "previous" version.

    A decent windows backup - especially if you use SSD's won't take more than around 15 mins even on quite modest hardware.

    Fiddling around with the registry is usually an invitation to disaster . Unless you really have to and know what you are doing leave well alone or practice on a Virtual Machine.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Lee
    Posts : 4,793
    OS X, Win 10
       #75

    Edwin said:
    I'll take this opportunity to re-answer the original question -
    Are Registry Cleaners Still Needed on Windows 10? :


    No.
    Not in my world. . .:)
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  7. Posts : 123,358
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #76

    Cliff S said:
    The favorite argument here seems to be: "When I uninstall software...". How many then, just have these items ticked? Hmmmm?
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    Here Is Mine Cliff, and I have not added or changed one thing before posting this pic. Only thing is, like I've said many times, CCleaner is still a VERY Mild registry cleaner. :)

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  8. Posts : 19,208
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #77

    OldMike65 said:
    Here Is Mine Cliff, and I have not added or changed one thing before posting this pic. Only thing is, like I've said many times, CCleaner is still a VERY Mild registry cleaner. :)

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    So it cleans much less cleaning than "harsh"ones ? What happens with the stuff it missed comparing to other ones, doesn't that slow system down ? If it's so "mild" doesn't that leave even more important things out ?
    Like washing your hands with mild soap, kills mild bacteria but leaves deadly ones which a harsh soap would kill.
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  9. Posts : 123,358
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #78

    CountMike said:
    So it cleans much less cleaning than "harsh"ones ? What happens with the stuff it missed comparing to other ones, doesn't that slow system down ? If it's so "mild" doesn't that leave even more important things out ?
    Like washing your hands with mild soap, kills mild bacteria but leaves deadly ones which a harsh soap would kill.
    LoL Hi Mike..... All I mean is as far as registry cleaners go.....I have 3 on my system.....CCleaner does not see everything compared to other reg cleaners. Its mild. Like Revo Uninstaller Pro that YOU use, it finds about 80 to maybe 85% of the leftovers in your registry, but Revo still does not find everything that the program your uninstalling leaves in the registry. If I run CCleaner right now, it will find no errors in my registry. I could run my other reg cleaner, and it would find some. I would never tell anyone to run
    3 reg cleaners. That is MY choice from over 15+ years of using them. All we are talking right now is cleaning the registry, wonder what folks would say about defragging and then compressing your registry?? lol Which, one of my reg cleaners can also do.
    Bottom line is simple for me, I've always used them, never had serious problems doing so, and will continue to use them. You could go back 7, 8, maybe 10 years and look at msg boards, and this discussion was going on back then too.
    Its the users Choice....plain and simple. Either you use them, or you don't. That is the users choice, as its THEIR system.
    :)
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  10. Posts : 19,208
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #79

    I know it's a choice but kinda interferes with cold logic.
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