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CCleaner Registry Cleaner Breaks Windows 8 Store

  1. #1

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    Windows 8 x64

    CCleaner Registry Cleaner Breaks Windows 8 Store

    Did anyone else ever notice this?
    After doing a registry clean with ccleaner, whenever I go to the store and click on an app, it tells me that its broken and I have to refresh my computer.
    I luckily made a backup before doing it, but I still want to do a registry clean on my computer again.

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    Registry cleaners generally cause more problems than they solve and should generally be avoided. There is little evidence that regular registry cleaning improves performance or reliability and much that it does not. CCleaner is better than most but the registry cleaner should not be used.

    There really is nothing wrong with deleting unneeded registry entries or repairing damaged ones, if it could be done reliably. As it turns out that is a very difficult thing to do. Because of the very nature of the registry it is very difficult to determine with 100% reliability that a specific entry is unneeded or in error. As a result, a registry cleaner must often guess. Most guesses are correct, but some are not. Deleting just one registry entry in error could have serious consequences. Since the benefits are so questionable why take the risk?

    The registry is a database so the analogy of cleaning is flawed and essentially meaningless.

    Registry cleaners do have some value when used by an expert to solve a specific problem. But in inexpert hands (the usual case) they can be dangerous.
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  3. #3

    I've run CCleaner registry cleaner many times and it sure never broke my Windows store. If this were a persistent problem we would certainly know about it by now.

    Most likely somebody changed the NTFS permission settings on one of the User folders which can wreck havoc on the Windows store functionality. Turning off UAC has also been known to cause this type of problem.
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  4. #4

    :thumbup: Never ever a problem with CCleaner either.
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  5. #5

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    W8 Pro 9200

    I have been using CCleaner for many years and NEVER had a single issue with this wonderful FREE piece of software!
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  6. #6

    No problem here with any version of Windows, including Blue.

    CCleaner all the way !

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  7. #7

    Programs like CCleaner can be very dangerous to your computer.
    Are Registry Cleaners Safe to Use? - Chris Pirillo
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  8. #8

    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    I have used it for years and never had any problem. One of the safest registry cleaners around. While some are too aggressive, I fully trust this one.

    CCleaner Review (v4.01.4093)
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  9. #9

    Nuccii is extremely lucky. The advantages of registry cleaners are outweighed by their disadvantages: see
    Registry cleaner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    All registry cleaners are dangerous and damage your system: see
    Are "registry cleaners" safe to use? - Microsoft Community
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  10. #10

    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    What's luck got to do with it? If you are not paying attention to what you are doing and backup your registry, you will be lost. Like it or not, cleaning you registry is necessary.
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