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Cleaning the Registry on a new install

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This may have been addressed already, but I'm very lazy and don't enjoy reading a lot.

 

When installing a clean game would it be advisable to run a registry cleaner before validating game files or does it not matter?

 

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If you already have a registry cleaner installed, why not give it a go?  I don't see how it could hurt.

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I suppose it would depend on which cleaner you are using. If you are using something like CCleaner then it wouldn't hurt anything. At best you would get a slight boost in Windows performance. Unless of course you have not cleaned the registry in a long time. In that case I would recommend doing it anyway.

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I'm pretty sure it has been proved that cleaning the registry helps nothing.

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I'm pretty sure it has been proved that cleaning the registry helps nothing.

I do it from time to time (always using the backup feature), just cause if I ever do need to take a look in the registry, it's nice to have gotten rid of the useless entries.

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The time you should be deleting stuff from the registry is when you uninstall a program. Even then left behind entries don't affect anything. Revo Uninstaller does a good job of cleaning up leftovers when uninstalling programs.

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The time you should be deleting stuff from the registry is when you uninstall a program. Even then left behind entries don't affect anything. Revo Uninstaller does a good job of cleaning up leftovers when uninstalling programs.

Yup, exactly, I just do it for organization.

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