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Old 05-03-2006, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if cleaning your Windows registry actually boosts system performance? If so, which are some good applications to use?

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CCleaner. Also cleans your HD for unnecessary files.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
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thanks. this seems to be just what i needed.
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I use CCleaner, as well as TweakNow. I also use RegCompact, a registry defragmenter.

TweakNow: http://www.majorgeeks.com/TweakNow_R...ard_d4134.html

RegCompact: http://www.majorgeeks.com/RegCompact_d465.html
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I don't believe that Asthetic had his question answered - does cleaning the registry boost performance?
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I don't believe that Asthetic had his question answered - does cleaning the registry boost performance?
Yes thank you for noticing. Does anyone know if it does?
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it mostly just gets rid of unnecessary junk, therefore cleaning up your HD. If you have barely any HD space left, cleaning up the unussed registry info might actually help with more HD space, but not make the computer "faster"
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I guess it really depends on how jacked up the registry is over time.
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Here is another good one.

http://www.glarysoft.com/registry-repair/

I think that you can download it and you get a 30 day free trial but I'm not 100% sure on that.
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Registry tweeking however, can make massive improvments on the computer. Often people with large amounts of RAM, good CPU cache's, high speed internet (I have 10mb (www.blueyonder.co.uk) at home so I did some internet tweeking) can benifit from tweeking the registry. There are programs that help you do this, but there are alot of guides around to help you tweek things, this is if course, FREE

A warning though, while registry tweeking is not difficult as its more jsut copying from a guide, it can mess your system up so be advised only for pro's, and back-up ur registry befor hand
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