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    Registry Cleaner in CCleaner question.

    I have never used the Registry Cleaner in CCleaner and don't know if its safe to use with all the box's ticked.ccleaner.pngThanks Pete.

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    I don't often use the registry cleaner in CCleaner and while it appears to be a safe cleaner to remove residue, I uncheck the box for ActiveX and Class Issues before running it.

    You may also be interested in WinMend Registry Defrag which I run once a month prior to creating my system images.

    http://www.winmend.com/registry-defrag/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    You may also be interested in WinMend Registry Defrag which I run once a month prior to creating my system images.
    I may give that a try.

    I currently use CCleaner but I use it after my monthly image and upgrade and always keep a REG of stuff removed. That gives me an image to fall back on if something goes wrong.
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    Personally, I use the reg cleaner with a few things unchecked and back up whatever it wants to clear for at least a month.
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    With modern versions of Windows (vista, 7, & 10 in particular) regular registry cleaning is just being OCD. The days are long gone where "left over" entries or registry fragmentation has any appreciable affect on system performance. There is no good reason to do it unless you are having a problem with your PC which can reasonably be expected to be resolved by cleaning the registry. Regardless of the tool used, unless you are knowledgeable about what you are doing with/to the registry there is a chance you'll do more harm than good.

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    I'm not sure it ever did in the NT based systems.

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