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Clean the Windows Registry

Do you know what happens behind the scenes each and every time you install or remove software or hardware from your Windows based PC?  You may not be aware of it, but every time such a change is made the operating system keeps track of it.  In order to do that Windows uses a special file called the registry.  This registry file stores a wealth of information about your PC, including the type of software installed on it, any special settings, changes you have made, file locations and much more.

A problem with the registry can manifest itself in all sorts of ways, from minor annoyances like programs that are slow to open to major issues like a PC that refuses to boot or just keeps restarting.  Given the importance of the Windows registry it is vital for computer owners to tread cautiously before making any changes.  Making the wrong change can have serious repercussions, up to an including a PC that is totally useless.

Yet keeping the registry clean is certainly important, and many PCs do in fact contain registry keys that are no longer needed.  Many times when a program is uninstalled or updated it leaves behind little traces of itself in the Windows registry, and those traces can cause everything from slow performance to programs that refuse to load. 

Fortunately there are special tools designed to help computer owners keep their registries in top shape without risking damage to their systems.  These registry cleaning tools make the registry scanning and cleaning process much simpler and much safer.  If you doubt the value having a registry cleaning tool on board, just consider these salient points:

  Making even a minor change in the Windows registry can have serious ramifications. Changing the wrong key, or entering the wrong value, could cause your computer to become instantly inoperable.

  It can be difficult or even impossible to undo a registry change once it has been made.  While there are ways to restore a damaged registry, if the PC wont boot you may be out of luck. 

  Reversing the damage may require the help of a computer expert with all the associated costs.  Even if the computer can be restored, doing so can be expensive.

  Computer experts agree that altering the registry is a job only the most experienced computer owners should tackle.  Changing a registry key is deceptively simple, but unless you know exactly what you are doing you could be in for a big hassle.

  You could end up losing many years worth of personal, professional and financial data if your computer is damaged by an incorrect registry change.  We keep so much of our lives on our computers these days, and that means a crash can have very serious effects.  It is best to err on the side of caution and never make a registry change without using a registry cleaning tool.

All of these are very good reasons to use a registry cleaning tool.  Making changes to the Windows registry on your own can be likened to riding the trapeze without a net.  Both are extremely dangerous, and the results of one bad move can be disastrous.  The good news is that a quality registry cleaning tool can be your PC safety net.

 

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16 Ways to Speed-up your PC

  1. Clean the Windows registry
  2. Remove Spyware and Adware Infections
  3. Update outdated device drivers
  4. Update outdated software programs
  5. Detect and remove hidden viruses, trojans
  6. Defragment hard drive
  7. Increase internet connection speed
  8. Download a hard drive cleanup tool
  9. Optimize Windows services
  10. Make Windows load faster
  11. Speed-up Windows processing time
  12. Increase virtual memory
  13. Speed-up program downloads
  14. Clean Windows start-up programs
  15. Delete cookies, temp files and web tracks
  16. Uninstall unwanted programs