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Does installing Windows 10 clean my registry?

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#1 FU5R0D4H


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 05:54 PM


So i had Windows 7 and i noticed my Computer's Performance had been poor. I have never cleaned my registry after owning it for 3 years so i assumed the registry has been clogged. I heard somewhere that installing a new operating system cleans your registry. So i just downloaded Windows 10. I noticed it didn't wipe my harddrive and it just upgraded, keeping my files. But did it clean the registry? 


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#2 Sintharius


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:02 PM

Hi there,

Cleaning the registry won't improve your computer's performance, so there is no need to do that.

You can check out this topic for some maintenance tips.

#3 Condobloke


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:19 PM

Your pc has a new OS...essentially the 'registry' is clean.


Take Alexstrasza's advice...leave it alone.


Registry cleaners are snake oil....they prey on peoples lack of knowledge, and can easily destroy your PC.

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#4 bloopie


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:56 PM

Hello FU5R0D4H,


You only want to mess around with your registry if there is something wrong with it...and even then, under guided supervision! Please try to avoid registry cleaners as well...you're really not going to gain much (if anything at all), and you take an extremely high risk of borking your machine by using them.


A slow computer is not a reason to try and clean your registry. Your best advice is to look elsewhere on your computer to fight poor performance, such as following some points in the page Alexstrasza linked to above. :thumbup2:




...And if your computer is still performing slow after you've done some steps in that link, then feel free to post a new topic in the Am I Infected? forum for further assistance.


If you have any other questions about what could be the cause, don't hesitate to ask there as well! That's really what the subforum is designed for. :)


Best of luck,



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