The windows registry ! what about it ? Should we care about it ? Lets see what this windows registry is all about.
“ The registry is a database in Windows that contains important information about system hardware, installed programs and settings, and profiles of each of the user accounts on your computer. Windows continually refers to the information in the registry.
You should not need to make manual changes to the registry because programs and applications typically make all the necessary changes automatically. An incorrect change to your computer’s registry could render your computer inoperable. However, if a corrupt file appears in the registry, you might be required to make changes.
We strongly recommend that you back up the registry before making any changes and that you only change values in the registry that you understand or have been instructed to change by a source you trust.” ( Source Windows Microsoft )
That’s what Microsoft says about the importance of Windows registry. Mark the sentence in red color. Any wrong changes or wrong entry in the windows registry will make your computer inoperable.So its not for the weak in heart and obviously not for a casual home user.
The Windows Registry is the most accessed and also the most vulnerable component of windows. Responsible for all sorts of errors. All the software’s that we install have their own uninstallers, but they never do a complete uninstall. Its always wise to use a standalone uninstaller. Many programs that we uninstall from our system leaves behind a lot of foot prints in the form of registry entries (as orphan file or entries). Its these obsolete and corrupted entries, which can cause system errors, crashes and failures.
Windows registry is the heart and soul of your operating system. One wrong entry or wrong edit will bring down your system. Installing and uninstalling programs leaves behind registry entries which bloats and fragments your windows registry making your system slow down.
You need to clean your Registry from time to time to keep your system running fast and smooth. But the windows registry is often considered a forbidden territory. Only the most experienced users who knows what they are doing are encouraged to peer into its contents and modify.
So than how does a average home user’s do ? Fortunately there are plenty of dedicated Registry cleaners, to do just the job for you, without the fear of bringing down your system. This is where dedicated tools like Registry cleaners come to the rescue.
There are plenty software as windows registry cleaner, both paid and free ones. We at TNF, have reviewed and written an article on Which is the best Windows Registry Cleaner. Another FREE tool worth mentioning here is Auslogics Registry Cleaner.
NOTE: Always use dedicated windows registry cleaner tools. Clean and de-fragment windows registry time to time, specially after uninstalling software’s. Always make a back up copy of your windows registry before doing anything. If you don’t know , do not modify windows registry.
Posted By: Ben Jamir
Ben Jamir is the Founder and Author of Tipsnfreeware. He is a part time Blogger, sharing his experience and giving a Helping hand to Home users. You will find here the best Windows Tips,Tricks and quality Freeware.