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Windows registry cleaner

The registry is part of the Windows operating system and is a depository for details relating to the system. It is a database where information about hardware and software configuration and various other programs are kept.

The updating of the registry is a constant ongoing process when the computer is in use and when programs are installed or uninstalled. Whenever there are any changes to computer settings or applications the registry is updated also.

As you may guess, over a period of time the registry gets filled with information, some of which is incorrect, redundant or incomplete. This material is not required anymore and uses up valuable space as well as cluttering up the windows registry. As this is happening the operating system finds it increasingly harder to find and retrieve the information deemed necessary.

The registry is therefore getting larger with unneeded material and its operation begins to deteriorate, this in turn harms the entire performance of the windows system. At this stage you probably need a Windows registry cleaner.

Registry error problems that arise include:

Site crashes and repeated application errors
Windows unable to start up at times
Error messages occurring repeatedly
System very slow to respond and continually stalling
Operating and start-up speed slow

If any of these is happening to you then it is likely that the registry is the problem and needs cleaning to make your computer start working at optimum efficiency again. One thing you can do is pay a professional to look at it which can be expensive.

If you do it manually yourself it could involve the time consuming and tedious task of having to re-format the hard drive and then re-install all of your applications and programs.

The most cost effective, fastest and simplest way for a registry fix is to use a Windows registry cleaner. It is important to know what you want in your Windows registry cleaner software before purchasing as there are quite a few registry software programs out there.

Below are some windows registry cleaner software basic features to look out for.

Just how easy is it to use?

You do not want some cumbersome registry cleaner software that is hard to understand. It should be easy to install and use so that you can get the best out of it. The last this is to have something you do not understand, hard to install, and will not run as you want.

This would just sit on your hard drive and do nothing and it would not be utilized to its full advantage. You need something that is easy to download, and easy to install. It should also be easy to understand the program and should run smoothly on your computer.

Cost of registry repair software

One of the most significant factors when looking at registry cleaners is your budget. Although not the primary deciding factor the cost still has to be taken into account. Although you can buy cheap and even get a free Windows registry cleaner they may not be the most effective for your requirements and may have limited capabilities and features. Check out the different registry cleaners before buying. Shop around and check out the reviews online. One good option you have is to get a free online registry scan from one or more of the registry tools available.

This will show you exactly how many faults are on your computer, and which registry errors they have picked up. It will also give you a great indication of what each registry tool is capable is capable of and if they would be value for money. By reading the registry cleaner reviews you can get a good picture of there capabilities but also what problems are encountered.

Windows registry cleaner features

Obviously one of the most important aspects of your registry repair tool will be its features. They all have there own distinct features which determines the difference from one to another. Nearly all will keep your registry error free and clean up unwanted files.

All registry repair tools should have an assortment of features to do this. This is not always the case and some cheaper registry repair software will only check for errors but will not clean them. Some registry cleaners have extra programs that will include start-up managers or even an add/remove program manager.

Automatic or custom cleaning

One thing that may dictate what you buy is how often you use your computer. Some registry repair software can be customized which offers you the flexibility of scanning the registry as frequently or as little as necessary depending on your needs.

Although the best option is to let the Windows registry cleaner just do its thing and clean your registry automatically. This brings us to the next point.

Back up your registry automatically

It is important to use a Windows registry cleaner that will generate a system restore point and automatically create a back up of your registry. If you do not want to loose any data then these features are a must.

The best registry repair tools create system restore points and automatically backup your registry so that in the eventuality there is a problem then you can revert back to an earlier time when your registry was operating well. The purpose of the software is to make life easier for you so software that does not offer these features is not what you should want.

Customer support

One of the main features you should look for is customer support. Although good registry cleaners have great features they should also provide an excellent backup service in the shape of customer support.

Not only should they be able to answer questions about the software before you buy it, but the registry cleaning software should also provide a 24/7 phone backup service to clean up any after sales problems also.

You can test the customer support service before you buy and if they are do not have a fast, courteous, and efficient help system then do not buy there Windows registry cleaner.

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