Registry cleaner for Windows 10

How do I clean Registry in Windows 10

Most registry cleaners are not a good thing to run on your PC, they can break your system just as easy as they can fix them.

Why do you feel you need to clean your registry?

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Unless you know how the registry works & what the entries mean, using registry cleaner is of no use, if you want 'clean up your registry' (I am not sure why you would), if you have a problem post the problem and community members maybe able to assist you.

Use of registry cleaners is generally not supported, as they can cause more problems than a average user can deal with, they have been known to brick PC,s., worthless, kaput!!!!!

 

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Thanks, do Microsoft tech think the same way

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Microsoft’s official position on the use of Registry Cleaners

  1. Microsoft does not support the use of registry cleaners
  2. Microsoft is not responsible for issues caused by using a registry cleaning utility.
  3. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the use of a registry cleaning utility can be solved
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Don't!


Registry cleaning programs are *all* snake oil. Cleaning of the registry isn't needed and is dangerous. Leave the registry alone and don't use any registry cleaner. Despite what many people think, and what vendors of registry cleaning software try to convince you of, having unused registry entries doesn't really hurt you.

The risk of a serious problem caused by a registry cleaner erroneously removing an entry you need is far greater than any potential benefit it may have.

You also might want to read the section on the CCleaner Registry Cleaner here:
http://www.howtogeek.com/113382/how-to-use-ccleaner-like-a-pro-9-tips-tricks/

Let me point out that neither I nor anyone else who warns against the use of registry cleaners has ever said that they always cause problems. If they always caused problems, they would disappear from the market almost immediately. Many people have used a registry cleaner and never had a problem with it.

Rather, the problem with a registry cleaner is that it carries with it the substantial *risk* of having a problem. And since there is no benefit to using a registry cleaner, running that risk is a very bad bargain.

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Using a registry cleaner is like, well, allowing a stranger onto your PC thru Remote Assistance (I know I would not), because you do not know what they are likely to do!!!!

Refer link below;

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2563254/microsoft-support-policy-for-the-use-of-registry-cleaning-utilities

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Hi,

Registry Cleaners and System Optimizers are just not recommended as they tend to cause
more issues than they fix. And many of those are Snake-Oil. CCleaner is a fine program
for removing temp files which I use however I do not use the Registry Cleaner section.
Similarly I would not use the Registry Cleaner part of System Mechanic.

Microsoft support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2563254

Are registry cleaners necessary?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/are-registry-cleaners-necessary#1TC=windows-7

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You don't - because there's no good reason to 'clean' the registry, and there never was.
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Don't use it. I haven't being using a very popular cleaning-program for some years now, just for testing, how this will go, because of the advices in here, and the computer runs like a charm. This very popular cleaner-program, only free up a few MB space on your harddisk, so it's not worth to waste time with!

The only cleaner-program, I use, is Windows own Diskcleanup and Cleanup systemfiles, or in a command Prompt, runned like administrator, I just write cleanmgr, and mark everything except the Recycle Bin, which I want to run by my self.

But is there anything, we should'nt cleanup in Windows 10's Cleanup systemfiles? Something, we should leave alone? (I only runs Windows 8.1 and 7, that's why I ask...)

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