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Hi there,

 

I have a few questions about the CCleaner Pro license

 

1) Can I buby a pro license yet not install it, as in only use the Pro version? Is there a portable Pro version as I don't like to install CCleaner usually just run it on demand

 

2) Does the pro license impose on how many times I can re-activate it? The reason I ask is because I format a lot and don't keep any software licenses that restrict me on how I use my computer. I know some programs would blacklist the key if it was reactivated a few times even if it's on the same PC with the same OS/specs.

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The license for the pro version is per "installation" (one "installation" at a time) thus as long as you aren't installing/placing it on multiple PCs you're fine reinstalling after format.

 

As far as portable, if you follow these steps it is acceptable:

install it and activate

copy all the files except uninstaller from ccleaner folder to another folder

Create, in the new folder, an empty text file called "portable.dat" (be sure you can see "file extensions for known file types" so as to not create portable.dat.txt )

Uninstall the installed ccleaner.

Now you have pro portable

Note that the portable is now your one licensed "installation", that's why I keep placing " marks.

 

 

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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The license for the pro version is per "installation" (one "installation" at a time) thus as long as you aren't installing/placing it on multiple PCs you're fine reinstalling after format. As far as portable, if you follow these steps it is acceptable: install it and activate copy all the files except uninstaller from ccleaner folder to another folder Create, in the new folder, an empty text file called "portable.dat" (be sure you can see "file extensions for known file types" so as to not create portable.dat.txt ) Uninstall the installed ccleaner. Now you have pro portable Note that the portable is now your one licensed "installation", that's why I keep placing " marks.

Right, that's good, but will the Pro portable installation I made update itself when there is an update seamlessly? That's the only reason I may want to purchase it as I have no interest in any live monitoring or any of the Pro features are than the pro updater.

 

Why don't you guys just give the pro owners the ability to have a pro portable version officially?

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Yes perfectly, this is the way I do it.

 

I am not a "you guys". I don't work for piriform, am just a volunteer moderator. The employees of piriform only appear on the forum if a bug report needs more information.

 

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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