Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead
But in the end result the skill of the user determines how safe they are.
Yeah, and how can any of use know with 100% certainty what to do?
You have a 1 in x chance of making an error due to lack of skill.
And you have a 1 in y chance of any perceptible benefit.
As far as I know, x is nearly always smaller than y---the risks exceed the benefits.
But I'm as big a fool as any of you--I occasionally can't restrain myself and insist on some registry cleaning.
No, I've never noticed any benefit from doing so.
But it gives me the reassuring feeling that I am in charge of things and "maintaining my computer". It's a useful fiction that I like to keep around.
All is vanity.