The PC registry is one of the most crucial elements of any OS, possibly its most error prone feature also. Users have to make sure that the registry is error free and optimized for best possible performance. People are although either unaware or unwilling to do this once a month task, considering it irrelevant. This is the first step leading to a serious registry issue or file system corruption.
Good news, however, you can use automated registry optimizer software to do the regular maintenance and monitoring your registry requires. There are many registry software suites available in the market and on the internet, so you should take caution when choosing to install one. Always remember, free or cheap is never better when it comes to registry optimizer software. Some free examples are very good, but many are bad – some are actually malicious software that will actually install viruses. How will you know the difference between them before installing?
Only by purchasing reputable software from a reputable source can you be sure that what you have is fit and proper for your purpose.
Registry optimizer software is developed keeping in mind ease of use for beginners. You can easily download, install and manage the interface. The registry software is fully automated and will seldom require your authentication. The ease of use allows the software to automatically fix registry errors and file system inefficiencies. Users can easily optimize system performance and rectify errors without the need for a technician or to call a help line.
Good registry optimizer software scans your registry and file system, analyzes the current state of your system and makes recommended changes to the relevant areas. In most cases, when there is a problem with the registry your system will slow down and give below average performance. The system registry stores information about hardware, software, and personal user settings. When or if this configuration gets corrupted your PC slows down.
The first step a registry optimizer will take to improve performance is by removing invalid registry entries, instantaneously impacting your system start-up. Removal of empty registry entries as well as invalid entries will eradicate most registry errors, pop-up windows and overall instability.
Most effective & good registry cleaners will include a system restore point feature. This back up feature allows you to save system settings for a particular date, so in case of a mishap you can roll back to back up settings. Errors can occur; there is no 100% guarantee to protect yourself from technical problems. Registry optimizer software will ensure you have the ability to roll back to a saved configuration in the event a serious error corrupts your operating system. Always remember to back up your system and personal data before running a registry optimizer.
One of the most important functions that a registry optimizer undertakes is removing junk files and entries that clutter your hard drive slow down the system. These are naturally occurring accumulations of system created files, internet history and associated images (that make up a web interface i.e. a webpage) and aren’t dangerous in any way, but there will be a lot of them after months or years of surfing!
Uninstall entries are the number another reason for these junk files. When programs are uninstalled (removed) they leave behind registry entries, which are obsolete. Registry software scans these junk entries and removes them. Similarly, there are font entries for missing or removed fonts that affect performance of word processing programs. Once removed, you will notice a more stable result from these programs.
A more tactical problem that severely affects system performance is when the registry’s ‘DLL’ (dynamic link library) area is corrupted. The registry optimizer scans the DLL files necessary for operation and those which are irrelevant. It then attempts to restore these files to their proper state preventing the system to become unusable.
The general areas that registry optimizer scans include:
- File Lists
- Software Section
- Classes Section
- Shared Dynamic Link Libraries
- Windows Start-up Entries
- Invalid File Associations
- Application Paths
- Time to Defragment
After proper cleanup of the registry and checking the file system for errors, the registry optimizer will defragment your hard drive (including all its partitions). By de-fragmenting your drive and file system, the registry optimizer will eliminate all spaces left after the registry cleanup.
Lastly Registry Optimizer Software should be able to do all this without the home user needing to have much or perhaps any detailed technical knowledge of Windows – it should be “user-friendly”.
This hopefully has been a useful introduction for the average home PC user who wants to just get on and use their PC (preferably whilst actually enjoying it) without getting bogged down with technicalities or glitches.