Registry Cleaners for Windows 10 Are Unnecessary, Says Microsoft

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

If you’re maintaining your computer’s system regularly, there’s no chance you didn’t use some registry cleaner before. And if you got used to cleaning your registry files in previous versions of Windows, you probably continued with that habit in Windows 10, as well. But is it really still necessary?

Reports are actually showing that usage of registry cleaners drastically declined in Windows 10. And Microsoft also encourages users to stop using such kind of programs, because Windows 10 is well optimized, and it these programs are not needed.

Is Windows 10 Done with CCleaner?

CCleaner is for sure one of the most famous and most used programs for system maintenance, but users recently started to question its quality and functionality in Windows 10. These doubts in CCleaner recently launched a big discussion on reddit, where users started to criticize this tool, and report issues they believe are caused by CCleaner.

We could hint CCleaner’s problem with Microsoft’s latest operating system when the tool was originally flagged incompatible with Windows 10, back in the day. The updates have been released, and CCleaner is fully compatible with Windows 10 now, but it looks like something’s missing, as the program causes some errors with Cortana, and other Windows 10 features.

Microsoft itself doesn’t want CCleaner on its new operating system. When asked about CCleaner, one of Microsoft’s executives said:

“CCleaner is… how do I put it mildly… Don’t… let’s just move on!”

So, as you can see, Microsoft wants users to stop using CCleaner, and any other program of this kind in Windows 10, as the company claims that Windows 10 simply doesn’t need these programs, and that it’s stable enough without them.

“Some products such as registry cleaning utilities suggest that the registry needs regular maintenance or cleaning. However, serious issues can occur when you modify the registry incorrectly using these types of utilities. These issues might require users to reinstall the operating system due to instability. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved without a reinstallation of the Operating System as the extent of the changes made by registry cleaning utilities varies from application to application.”

Do all of this mean that the era of one of the most famous system maintenance programs is coming to an end? Tell us in the comments, are you still using CCleaner or some similar program, or you believe in Microsoft’s word that this kind of programs are unnecessary in Windows 10?

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