(Frequently Asked Questions)
What is the registry?
The Windows Registry is the place on your computer where Windows stores information which it may require in the future such as, user profiles, the relationships and settings for hardware, software, the ports being used, the various applications and the documents they create … amongst other things. It is a vital part of your Windows operating system.
Why should I clean my registry?
During the every day use of your computer the Registry automatically keeps stuff which in time is no longer relevant... the accumulation of this orphaned and misplaced information clogs up the Registry causing your computer to slow down leading to error messages, freezing and system crashes. Cleaning your Registry is the easiest way to help avoid these common problems.
How do I clean my registry?
By using registry cleaner software that checks (scans) your Registry and locates items that can be safely removed. The choice then is left to you to decide to either remove all the items that the registry cleaner software identifies for removal or alternatively to individually remove items that you select from a list that the software will provide. Normally one simply chooses to remove all identified items.
Can't I just delete registry items on my own?
It is somewhat difficult to determine within the huge volume of items which item corresponds to which application… removing items yourself may easily result in removing a required Registry item… causing your computer’s software to crash or start to show error messages. This is frustrating because you will have to "System Restore" deleted stuff.
What if I accidentally remove something I need in my registry?
Not to worry. Just like Microsoft Word, your computer has an "undo" option. In this case, it's called System Restore. To access the System Restore Wizard < click Start < and then click Help and Support < click Performance and Maintenance < click Using System Restore to undo changes < and then click Run the System Restore Wizard.
3 Steps to Repair Your PC
Step 2: Scan Your Computer
Step 3: Click Repair