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  1. #31


    They may speak for themselves but they don't lead to any conclusion you might be suggesting.

    As for defragging, that has nothing to do with this discussion - but I will say I am not a fan of automatic defragging because they don't purge the system of potentially 1000s of tiny temporary Internet files and cookies before defragging. And I think that is counterproductive to an efficient defragging process.

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  2. #32


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    Quote Originally Posted by EmoTallica View Post
    What would be the best program to clean my PC. Like fixing my registry, deleting unnecessary folders and files. It doesn't have to be free. I used Regclean Pro to fix my registry but a lot of people said its bad program to use, and I used CCleaner but that messed up my computer. Thanks
    What happened to THIS PERSON ? Started this post and hasn't been seen. Is this person just reading and not commenting, i wonder.
    I for one am using CCleaner to clean my history from the PC, i never said or thought it was going to speed up my PC.
    Think that is part of the debate, believing it will. Now if you have little space left and never clean up the drive, then yes it will speed it up, freeing the space. Not touching the registry thoughts, not too familiar with editing it.
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by Itaregid View Post
    They may speak for themselves but they don't lead to any conclusion you might be suggesting.

    As for defragging, that has nothing to do with this discussion - but I will say I am not a fan of automatic defragging because they don't purge the system of potentially 1000s of tiny temporary Internet files and cookies before defragging. And I think that is counterproductive to an efficient defragging process.
    Since you didn't see it, the point is that Ccleaner took more space itself than it is supposed to clean up. Defragging is not even supposed to clan up anything is completely different process and also unnecessary any more but with many faithful followers. Overdo with any of these things and you are just putting unnecessary strain on system, disks and spend more time doing it than if you just left the things alone.
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  4. #34


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Found this article to be a good start:

    http://www.maximumpc.com/restore_computer_2014
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  5. #35


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    For majority of noobs in this field, this article may be a good start:

    Restore Your Computer to its Glory Days | Maximum PC
    I'm firm believer in prevention and most of it can be done with clean uninstallation of programs using something like "Revo Uninstaller" that cleans up registry and file system of unnecessary "tails" left over by programs own uninstallers, left there by accident or purpose. Programs like Ccleaner (there's whole bunch of of them) do not even claim to be able to clean all that up.
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  6. #36


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I use Revo---

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    & sfc & dism.
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  7. #37


    That's about same combination I use, it proved very effective. Except, never defraged drives for more than a year, worst one is 2% so no need for that. For the rest of stuff, once monthly or even rarer, Disk cleanup takes out few MBs out and somewhat more from system restore points but even that's not much because it's setup to hold just couple of last points.
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  8. #38


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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    I'm firm believer in prevention and most of it can be done with clean uninstallation of programs using something like "Revo Uninstaller" that cleans up registry and file system of unnecessary "tails" left over by programs own uninstallers, left there by accident or purpose. Programs like Ccleaner (there's whole bunch of of them) do not even claim to be able to clean all that up.
    Honestly, I don't have faith in CCleaner, it had messed up with my system once - that was the last instance I had given any app so much freedom than it deserved.

    I too use Revo uninstaller & I use it now too - it instantly shows up registry files/items/leftovers associated with a software. And use it if I have to completely remove the software - Advanced setting of Revo.

    I exactly follow what David had posted except for the defrag thing - mine is SSD now. In addition to that, I regularly scan with mbam & kaspersky (sometimes with MS Malicious software removal tool & MS Safety scanner).
    And that is all that is enough for my system.
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  9. #39


    India
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I use Revo---

    & others--

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    & sfc & dism.
    How will you create that "Extended Disk cleanup" appear in Win+X menu? I assume that it is System cleanup that it is referring to?
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  10. #40


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I use Revo---

    & others--

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version

    &

    Click image for larger version

    & sfc & dism.
    How will you create that "Extended Disk cleanup" appear in Win+X menu? I assume that it is System cleanup that it is referring to?
    Go here---

    Disk Cleanup Extended - Add to Context Menu in Windows
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