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Are there any registry cleaners designed for windows 8 out there yet?

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  • I have uninstalled and installed lots of programs and i have a large registry and it needs a lil clean up.  Any registry cleaners for windows 8?
    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 6:27 PM

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  • Microsoft doesn't recommend using 3rd party registry cleaners, they usually cause more harm then good.


    Slow PC? Optimize your computer for peak performance (not yet updated for Windows 8):
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/setup/optimize.aspx

    Quote from the article:
    Note: This article does not address or recommend tinkering with the registry files. Such activities can be detrimental to your computer and should only be attempted by properly trained professionals.
    

     

    • Marked as answer by tdill Wednesday, December 28, 2011 9:02 PM
    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 6:33 PM

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  • Microsoft doesn't recommend using 3rd party registry cleaners, they usually cause more harm then good.


    Slow PC? Optimize your computer for peak performance (not yet updated for Windows 8):
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/setup/optimize.aspx

    Quote from the article:
    Note: This article does not address or recommend tinkering with the registry files. Such activities can be detrimental to your computer and should only be attempted by properly trained professionals.
    

     

    • Marked as answer by tdill Wednesday, December 28, 2011 9:02 PM
    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 6:33 PM
  • Not that I'm aware of.  If you can't find one, you can try the new "Refresh your PC without affecting your files" feature.  It's in the Metro UI, in Control Panel, under General.  Keep in mind that this is pre-beta.  So if you have any important files, make sure you have backups in case this doesn't work correctly.

    • Edited by I-DotNET Wednesday, December 28, 2011 6:36 PM Expand.
    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Wednesday, December 28, 2011 7:25 PM
    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 6:35 PM
  • Don't use such snakeoil tool. read what Mark Russinovich  wrote about such tools:

    I haven't and never will implement a Registry cleaner since it's of little practical use on anything other than Win2K terminal servers and developing one that's both safe and effective requires a huge amount of application-specific knowledge.

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive/2005/10/02/registry-junk-a-windows-fact-of-life.aspx


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 7:28 PM