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Some programs dont always delete their full self right? how can i go clean out the old junk that wasnt uninstalled, i always check my drive, and makesure the folder is gone of what i deleted.
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This is a bad idea because "cleaning" the Registry has a history of causing problems due to "cleaning" false positives.

It's never a good idea to mess with the Registry unless you know what you're doing, just like how you know what you're doing when you dress yourself or tie your shoes (seriously).

Besides, "cleaning" the Registry is like taking a Microsoft Word document with 500 million words, and then removing about 1,000 just to make it open faster. It won't make any noticeable difference.
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post #3 of 13
Use Ccleaner. it is a good program, and I have never had a problem with it.
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Ok, so just uninstall it from uninstall programs place and thats it? Also should i never defrag my ssd right, just disc cleanup, and remove temp files?
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Ok, so just uninstall it from uninstall programs place and thats it? Also should i never defrag my ssd right, just disc cleanup, and remove temp files?
CCleaner's registry cleaner works great for me also. I normally use it after uninstalling programs or when I'm updating to a newer version of a program.

And yeah, don't defrag your SSD. Just use CCleaner periodically to get rid of things like temp files, caches, various log files, etc. It's quite a useful program.
Edited by Faraz - 8/1/11 at 7:27am
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Ok, so just uninstall it from uninstall programs place and thats it? Also should i never defrag my ssd right, just disc cleanup, and remove temp files?
Exactly!

The reason why SSDs should never be defragged is because the SSD's controller will not comply. It will seem like it's working, but that's because it's "lying" to the operating system. So its controller will always do whatever it is programmed to do with the 1s and 0s (which is basically to keep them in a very fragmented state to spread the data as evenly and as cleanly as possible).
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i did defrag my ssd once, b4 i read not to , should i return it? also 2cables do you use ccleaner?
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post #8 of 13
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i did defrag my ssd once, b4 i read not to , should i return it?
It's fine. When you told Windows to defrag the SSD, its controller said "lol. Whatever, Windows. You're wasting my time".

However, it had to make Windows believe that it defragged it. It's not really harmful, but rather just a massive waste of time because no matter what Windows tells the SSD to do, its controller will still do whatever the manufacturer programmed it to do. That's why some controllers are better than others.


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also 2cables do you use ccleaner?
No, but only because I hate anything that does anything for me when I can just as easily do it myself.
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CCleaner is enough, it's temp file cleaning is good, and it's a very small program, so it's worth having it installed.

Also, if you want, use the Registry Cleaner for the peace of mind; cleaning the registry will hardly give you any benefit, but on old hardware, it can make some difference.
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Also, if you want, use the Registry Cleaner for the peace of mind; cleaning the registry will hardly give you any benefit, but on old hardware, it can make some difference.
On very old systems maybe, but on his system (Sandy Bridge!), absolutely not. It's not worth the risk.
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