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  1. It's just a forum etiquette-type of thing to not post such things that; A): Aren't displayed by default in the web browser without anyone having to download it, especially if it's just text. B): Could pose as a possible threat that can easily infect computers, i.e.; via macros, etc., in Office documents. I.e.; See this search: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=office+documents+spread+macro+virus I'm surprised the forum software even allows it (maybe it has to be configured to disallow it, which would be wise). In the past a different forum software was very restrictive against allowing in theory "infectable" files from being uploaded.
  2. I've been using CCleaner v5.40.6411 with Win10 v1903. Albeit Microsoft will without doubt inevitably disallow it at some point, probably sooner than later.
  3. If you use an old version such as CCleaner v5.40.6411 does it still delete that key? I'm just wondering if all the changes in CCleaner over the last year have somehow caused the issue.
  4. Allot of software does that, but doesn't necessarily mean it's bad or wrong. Albeit still mysterious and sometimes confusing to us end users.
  5. If/when you upgrade to Win10 then it's time to stop using any registry cleaners. Microsoft does not recommend using them. I've noticed from making daily registry backups on Win10 it will eventually shrink the registry size on its own, perhaps cleaning itself correctly versus a registry cleaner doing it incorrectly.
  6. Search Winapp2.ini for this word only: ShaderCache It's broken up into allot of different cleaners in there, i.e.; to clean it in web browsers, etc. There's allot of them.
  7. They have so much stuff that they spy upon users in the OS so in my opinion that alone should make Win10 Home free of charge! If someone needs more features, etc., they can pay for enterprise and pro versions - and when someone is paying for it that should completely disable the spying aspects of the OS.
  8. That would probably be the easiest option at a minimal cost. Assuming a more modern OS doesn't format and create a GPT partition which old versions of Windows can't use.
  9. It's cleaned when using the Winapp2.ini community file.
  10. Some YouTuber's that fix and upgrade PCs have it happen both ways, upgrade a customers PC and they have to buy a Win10 license, upgrade another customers PC and it's free. Luck of the draw I suppose.
  11. After installing that free version you can input your bought version license key so that all of the features you purchased are available to you.
  12. Note that the current version is 5.58.7209 as the forum announcement lists, it's not 5.8.
  13. I finally updated to Win10 1903. Only issue I had was I needed to update the Intel Audio Display driver first. Would've made more sense had the Media Creation Tool had instead simply stated to install the newest VGA Intel Graphics Driver from the OEM PC manufacturer to get the required compatible version of the driver.
  14. Why not just test it in a non-permanent way first; You could create a system disk image of your system as it currently is (for later restoration), then download the Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft and install it - no need to buy anything just test it unregistered - what I'm implying is simply for you to test things out. Or you could install it on an additional unused hard disk if you have one and swap them out in the laptop. One thing with Win10 in my opinion it needs to be installed onto an SSD otherwise it's slow at least from what I've experienced on laptops with an HDD. If your system has at least a SATA 2 connection for the hard disk then a boot drive 2.5 inch SATA 3 SSD (of at least 240GB) would be highly recommended.
  15. Perhaps play with the permissions/privileges on the key, i.e.; lock it down that way registry cleaners can't remove it, and you would even have to enable admin privileges upon it to edit it or remove it manually.
  16. You can find cleaners for it in the community Winapp2.ini file. Search for this text in Winapp2.ini (I would've thought it would be called Edge Chromium, but nope): Microsoft Edge Insider
  17. The registry "tweak" is a more permanent solution, well that is up until they official dump the Edge version based upon Chromium/Chrome. What I've listed in here works: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53177-how-to-disable-pre-launching-and-pre-loading-so-ccleaner-can-fully-clean-edge/ And yes open, then close Edge is a workaround I use myself. Silly that we have to do it, but oh well that's Windows.
  18. I'm surprised they haven't included that ability to add in a custom location using CCleaner itself, instead of by means outside of the program since the ability to add via CCleaner locations to clean or exclude, etc., has existed for years.
  19. You do realize that defragmenting a USB flash drive isn't necessary, and has the potential of making it not last as long. For reference: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=should+I+defrag+usb+flash+drive
  20. With the on and off bug reports about cleaning (various browsers) I'd personally just leave it as is - kind of a more "brute force" way for users to get rid of it.
  21. So essentially then this version of SRWare Iron I'm using is the last version then if it the dev doesn't modify/undo what Google is doing.
  22. There are other ways to uninstall those built in apps such as using Power Shell to uninstall them, even works on some of those that Add/Remove won't allow. There's also uninstall tools like Geek Uninstaller Free and O&O AppBuster (freeware) that allow for uninstalling some of the Windows Store apps.
  23. Last paragraph in this post is what works for some, i.e.; using the Slim build installer. For others such as myself I use the Portable ZIP version which has no ability to install any 3rd party software be that Avast Free Antivirus or Google offers. There is an on-going discussion about it here, which even has some official responses: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/51681-avast-hidden-install/
  24. For the cleaning side look through the Winapp2.ini file. For uninstalling there's a few websites that list Command Prompt/Power Shell commands that will remove apps, but keep in mind allot of the apps have stuff stored elsewhere and full removal may not be easy.
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