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This question actually applies to both CCleaner & Speccy, but am hoping I don't have to ask in separate areas?

 

I have both programs already but not the newest versions. Is it best to just update over the top of what I have or uninstall old & install new ones?

 

Thanks,

grits

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hope I don't tread on your toes @TwistedMetal :) , but going on past posts, it seems an unlucky few have had to uninstall the current versions first.

personally, I've never needed to, and it seems the vast majority simply install over the current version.

 

so there should be no need, but sometimes it's needed.

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so there should be no need, but sometimes it's needed.

 

If the registry settings are messed up then yes sometimes it's necessary. Personally I've never once had any settings problems using the INI file for the settings in CCleaner - well that being they're also very easy to edit/fix once in an INI.

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@Andavari, I don't even know what you mean by "INI file.

 

99.9% of anything in my machine is at Default Settings because most of what I read in 'Options' might as well be printed in a foreign language, I don't know what I'm supposed to pick or unpick. I probably shouldn't even be allowed to have a computer due to my lack of knowledge.

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I don't even know what you mean by "INI file.

 

CCleaner -> Options -> Advanced -> Save all settings to INI file

 

Takes all settings out of the registry and puts them into ccleaner.ini which will be in the same folder/path where CCleaner.exe is.

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CCleaner -> Options -> Advanced -> Save all settings to INI file

 

Takes all settings out of the registry and puts them into ccleaner.ini which will be in the same folder/path where CCleaner.exe is.

 

Is it better to use ini rather than registry?

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If you're using the installation version there is no better vs worse, it just stores the settings differently.

 

I however use the portable version which always uses the INI file.

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Sorry for this dumb question but can't seem to find an answer otherwise. Are "portable" & "slim" the same thing? I did see something that kinda sounded like the "slim version" is intended more for 'advanced' people, not a 'novice'. ???

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Slim=installer without monetary add-ons (Chrome/Google-Toolbar)

Portable=No installer Zip file with added file that forces ini file settings (see above) and can be placed on a memory stick/card and used on multiple pcs (personally owned)

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

link to WINAPP2.INI explanation

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