Quote: Originally Posted by AgentS
Ugh, I guess I should remove CCleaner.
you can just use the cleaning option of CCleaner. that works for me well and saves some space.
With the registry... if you feel comfortable to manually edit the registry you don't need registry cleaners. the only time I use the ccleaner registry analyzer is when I need to completely deinstall a software to re-install it to find where it left traces. then I manually delete the entries ccleaner finds. but only of what I need to deinstall. NEVER let it do anything automatically. There is nothing to gain, no increase in speed. At least none that woudl be worth the risk.
sometimes you don't notice something is wrong until you start an application and it has flaws. Often reinstalling the application will fix it. but it is a pain.. and no gain.
Some people say the CCleaner registry fix is very mild and not hurtful. But I don't think anyone noticed a gain in speed. And how would it?
Over many years I tried to optimize my OS and ended up reinstalling it because of such "improvements".
Edit: 64 bit definitely, it is the future. Many heavy software is native 64 bit (CAD etc.)