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Cleaning the registry is completely unnecessary. People who make registry cleaners are telling you its necessary to sell their product. I have never cleaned a registry on any computer I've ever owned, and I have never suffered from decreased performance because of the registry.
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post #22 of 42
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I agree that registry cleaners provide virtually no benefit. A registry is basically a .config or .ini file. Progams reference it for parameters basically.

Screwing up the registry can cause OS/application problems though.


Not really... the registry is only few KB. It is just an indexed reference table basically.
MS is trying to move towards this idea more and more. The registry was a great idea but now has gone past it's prime. There is no need for it, however it will work great as a database for applications to pull from. Linux uses SQL for this, though a lot of programs don't pull from a unified source yet. I think it would be great for them to do something similar, it would help sort and organize stuff (for linux).
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post #23 of 42
CCleaner is safe, it won't break your system or anything, it is pretty smart! It'll hardly give you any noticeable performance boost, unless you got an outdated system. Then it can make some difference.

Also, using it every now and then is a good idea. It may not improve your PC's performance, but it surely helps keep it as smooth and fast as when you first installed the OS, especially if you mess with it a lot, install and uninstall stuff frequently.
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They should make a sticky about how registry cleaners are a placebo and why... I think it would be nice.
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post #25 of 42
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Cleaning the registry is completely unnecessary. People who make registry cleaners are telling you its necessary to sell their product. I have never cleaned a registry on any computer I've ever owned, and I have never suffered from decreased performance because of the registry.
Except CCleaner is free?

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They should make a sticky about how registry cleaners are a placebo and why... I think it would be nice.
I think it makes my computers boot a little bit faster, and that's about all it does. Still I think it's real.
Edited by SyveRson - 7/22/11 at 11:02am
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post #26 of 42
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Except CCleaner is free?



I think it makes my computers boot a little bit faster, and that's about all it does. Still I think it's real.
Time it, I'm betting you can't find a difference. You might get it to boot quicker one time, it might go slower another, you never get the same boot time. At least, it's highly improbable.

This will follow the concept of having fun, if you believe less time is passing you will feel like less time is passing quicker. Our minds like to fool themselves, we don't know why and probably won't ever find out. You also find the same concepts with optical illusions, where your brain intentionally lies to your conscious. Why? Nobody knows.
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yes cleaning out clutter and mru entries is bogus. Im not cleaning my temp folders out as well anymore.
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post #28 of 42
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Also, using it every now and then is a good idea. It may not improve your PC's performance, but it surely helps keep it as smooth and fast as when you first installed the OS, especially if you mess with it a lot, install and uninstall stuff frequently.
If it does nothing but waste your time in doing so, then how is it a good idea? Just fill your registry with invalid values... see what happens... NOTHING.

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I think it makes my computers boot a little bit faster, and that's about all it does. Still I think it's real.
It doesn't because that's not how things work.
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If it does nothing but waste your time in doing so, then how is it a good idea? Just fill your registry with invalid values... see what happens... NOTHING.


It doesn't because that's not how things work.
It's nice to have Duckie on your side in an argument. =P At least now I won't get people yelling at me saying I don't know crap.
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It's nice to have Duckie on your side in an argument. =P At least now I won't get people yelling at me saying I don't know crap.
I did some research and you guys are right. I wasn't going to yell at you.

Still your post is just another way of saying "I told you so."

EDIT: 500 Posts.

So is this statement baseless? It's from wiki is why I ask.

"The value of a cleaner resides in the quality of the entries it eradicates, not in their quantity."

When my girlfriend downloads a bunch of crap I still like using it just because I don't want it on my PC. So I shouldn't worry about it?
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