What is your computer's registry and why do you need to clean it? On a Windows based PC the registry is like the nerve center and when it goes haywire your computer bogs down. Here is how to clean and repair it.
What Registry Cleaner do you guys use? I have Ashampoo and RegCure they both give me different errors. I don't know if they fabricate the errors or if they really work differently. :(
the both work differently.
I used to use CCleaner, but now I use Registry Mechanic. It has a few extra features for maximizing your computer's performance than CCleaner does. RM is something you have to buy though. Luckly my dad bought it, and was allowed 3 computers to use the program :D
yeah I use CCleaner, I also use Advanced Windows Care. cnet.com has them for free... ill post the links at the bottom and hope n4g auto shortens it cause its kinda long. Never had a problem yet but I would definitely make a backup of your registry in ccleaner, Windows Advanced Care or spybot s&d. better safe than sorry. I just did some things to my computer...mainly vista that really helped out with speed. Ive been using vista for over a year and just now changed this stuff. works like a new cpu though! http://dw.com.com/redir?edI... http://dw.com.com/redir?edI...
I use Registry Mechanic I recommend anyone that feels like there PC is acting kind of weird to try one you will be surprised how much crap goes on in the registry and how many errors you might have cuz of it
the speed at which it runs now makes me want to put my main pc on the backburner.
I'm not quite sure how this works but i'm willing to give it a try and hope I dont screw things up. Y do u have to back up the registry?
Why do you have to back up your registry? Well the world is not perfect and neither is software. Because the registry is very important in the event that an "orphaned" key is deleted in error it could screw up some stuff. So you simply restore to make things work again. Also. I create restore points before messing with something.
i have vista does this work on here also? its not really that slow. omfg, i just downloaded abexo free or w.e its called and it says vista not compatible... damn it!
Most registry cleaners I've used, always seem to mess up the computer. CCleaner is one that has not ever messed anything up for me, but it does not seem as thorough as some of the others available for download.
CCleaner probably takes a more better safe than sorry approach. Personally when it comes to the registry I would rather it miss a few than delete too many.
Again one more reason to love ubuntu. These are pretty much useless for it. But I might try out some for my Vista machine, it might fasten it up a bit.
This article was insane. How to use a Free Registry Cleaner: Install and run a registry cleaner program. :O I look forward to their next article. How to use a virus scanner. It'll probably go something like: Install and run a virus scanner.
Registry mechanic messed up my xp lappy to the point i had to do a fresh install, i've used alot of them and none have ever increased the speed and always made things worse.
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