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Why Do You Need a Registry Cleaner?

Monday, January 14th, 2008

What’s So Important About My Windows Registry?

A fundamental component of your Windows operating system is the registry – so much so, in fact, that without it, you would be unable to run your computer at all. The Windows registry performs the following vital functions for your PC:

•    it maintains a thorough record of the relationship between your PC’s memory, hardware, and addressing;
•    it stores settings, preferences, and other information regarding every piece of software and hardware in the PC as well as all its users;
•    it reflects every change you ever make in the Control Panel to your settings, system policies, installed software, and file associations.

What’s more, Windows is constantly referencing this ever-expanding database of information in order to function properly.

Why Does My Windows Registry Need to Be Cleaned?

As you can imagine, over time the Windows registry can grow so large as to become unwieldy. It becomes ever more difficult for your computer to pore through all the collected entries to find each one it needs. This alone is a major cause of PC performance slowdown.
Beyond that, a bloated Windows registry also comes burdened with a whole assortment of other problems. It will likely develop duplicate entries, missing entries, incorrect file paths, and corrupt entries.

Why Can’t I Just Clean My Registry Manually Myself?

Every version of Windows comes with its own manual registry editor (usually called RegEdit), which you can easily find on your machine with a quick search. Manually editing your Windows Registry, however, is not an easy task, and not one that should be conducted by someone who doesn’t know exactly what they’re doing.
It can be quite difficult to understand the inner workings of the Windows Registry enough to confidently (and competently) clean it and maintain one yourself. Making one wrong change can cause your computer worse problems than you started with. Just one example of how tricky Windows registries can be is that registry files will differ in type, name, and location depending on which version of the Windows operating system your computer is running.
Even if you do make all the right decisions, manually cleaning your registry is an awfully time-consuming process. At some point, you may find you have to ask yourself – ‘How much is my time really worth?’

What Will a Registry Cleaner Do For Me?

Using a simple, efficient registry cleaning program developed by experts in the intricacies of Windows registries and the Windows operating system can save you loads more time than doing it yourself, and in turn, loads more money, as you can spend your time focusing on your own areas of expertise.
What’s more, a Windows registry cleaner saves you from the hassle of making and having to fix your own mistakes in your registry-cleaning process. Not only is a software-based registry cleaner less likely to lead you to make a mistake than cleaning your registry without it, but most of these programs have built-in Backup and Restore features to enable you to easily return your registry to a previous state.