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  • 85% (59)
    CCleaner
  • 4% (3)
    regedit
  • 10% (7)
    other
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post #21 of 63
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Originally Posted by axiumone View Post

Straight from piriform website.

Free - offers no support

Pro - Full feature set, software updates and priority support. System monitoring and Multiple Profile cleaning. Automatically updates to the latest version.

Business - Same as Pro but with the ability to issue multiple licenses for different workstations.

No support means...? I'm just curious about the functionality of the program. Is it as good as Pro and Business at doing what it is supposed to do.
post #22 of 63
The functionality is the same. You just cant email or call support if something doesnt work.
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post #23 of 63
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The functionality is the same. You just cant email or call support if something doesnt work.
Or perhaps when it bricks your system..
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post #24 of 63
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The functionality is the same. You just cant email or call support if something doesnt work.


That's what I wanted to know. Thanks.
post #25 of 63
Registry cleaning is basically snake oil at this point.

The registry hives are just key-value databases. The OS and programs lookup values in the databases. I assume the values are hashed so the search time is near O(1).

The benefits are marginal at best.
The cost ranges from nothing at best and a corrupted system at worst.

Cost outweighs benefit by far... so don't bother.
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post #26 of 63
I use both CCleaner and Auslogics Registry cleaner. Run CC first, then run Auslogics - each seems to pick up "strays" the other misses.
post #27 of 63
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Registry cleaning is basically snake oil at this point.

The registry hives are just key-value databases. The OS and programs lookup values in the databases. I assume the values are hashed so the search time is near O(1).

The benefits are marginal at best.
The cost ranges from nothing at best and a corrupted system at worst.

Cost outweighs benefit by far... so don't bother.
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post #28 of 63
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Registry cleaning is basically snake oil at this point.

The registry hives are just key-value databases. The OS and programs lookup values in the databases. I assume the values are hashed so the search time is near O(1).

The benefits are marginal at best.
The cost ranges from nothing at best and a corrupted system at worst.

Cost outweighs benefit by far... so don't bother.


Do you not use any software like that? At all?

So it's better to reinstall Windows once in a while, instead of using CCleaner daily?

Thanks.
post #29 of 63
I think reinstalling once in a while is a much better solution.

Lucky duckie said. I also don't think there are any tangible differences that can be felt from manually cleaning the registry, especially doing it daily.
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Do you not use any software like that? At all?

So it's better to reinstall Windows once in a while, instead of using CCleaner daily?

Thanks.

Eh, W8 has Refresh and Reset features.

Do computers on SSDs actually get sluggish anymore? The sluggish would be from the number of applications actually running (programs in memory that are not running don't affect you unless you don't have enough RAM).
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