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Should i clean my registry using CCleaner?

Don't really know if i should..
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why not. its not gonna do anything other then speed your system up a little bit.
    
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It always seems to help me out. I'd do it in your place.
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I always use CCleaner to clean my registry and internet cookies ect.

Never a problem.
    
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i use it on all my clients computers to tune up the system and disable any non-essential startup processes as well.
    
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post
I always use CCleaner to clean my registry and internet cookies ect.

Never a problem.
Same here. There are almost always unused registry entries each time I run it. Usually from something I uninstalled.
post #7 of 10
Just make sure you DO create a backup. Though CCleaner is very reliable (I use it myself) it's a good idea to back up ANY changes you make to the registry.... you really just never know...
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The last time I used CCleaner to clean my registry, it corrupted it and I had to reinstall Windows. Therefore, I do not recommend doing it - the miniscule performance gains will not outweigh the potential damage if there's something wonky in the registry that a cleaning program mishandles.
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post #9 of 10
I use Registry Booster .

I scan my registry for errors daily ( It's actually an automatic function , but you get the point . )

And on a monthly basis , i defragment the registry .

I recommend it , it speeds up the systeem quite a bit .

I found registry booster better than ccleaner , cause it does more things , like look for user errors ( Whatever they are .. ) and ***** ..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by foxhaze View Post
The last time I used CCleaner to clean my registry, it corrupted it and I had to reinstall Windows. Therefore, I do not recommend doing it - the miniscule performance gains will not outweigh the potential damage if there's something wonky in the registry that a cleaning program mishandles.
hence why you ALWAYS MAKE BACKUPS

Just remember that op
make a backup image weekly of you system
and if you do use ccleaner make a backup of the registry and then do the fix errors...


Use it...it works...really is great when you have somebody asking you man my computer was great now it just is super slow...go to there house ccleaner for the win bam done...along with other things like disk clean up an defrag ya

Use ccleaner itll help
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