Re: Registry Cleaners



AxMan
07-10-2005, 12:37 AM
Jack,
IMOHO,
Cleaners are dangerous in the hands of uninformed people.
If you choose to use a so called "Cleaner", (and I hope you can see my
hands wiggling the Quote symbols in the air here), then do some research
and use one that has the options for "BACKUP" and "Repair the entry".
Never delete anything your not "SURE" of.
The only advantage to a "Registry" utility is to remove wasted entries
taking up space on your hard drive and allow Windows to have less space
to search through while in normal operation. Granted, almost all
"Uninstalls" of programs leave the drive/registry littered with useless
entries/folders/files. Removing these, in fact, does allow the
processer to run slightly faster.
In reality, the only thing that will make the Windows registry run the
system faster, as claimed by ALL the so called cleaners, is to use a
utility to "Compact" the registry on the hard drive. This is also
achieved if you have a good "Defrag" program that will run in DOS mode
to defrag the system files at startup. Compacting simply places all the
files of the registry (and/or system)in a single place on the drive.
This allows the system to access these files a little faster. HOWEVER,
in normal computer operation, you will "NEVER" and I reiterate "NEVER"
notice a difference in speed.
AxMan

Jack wrote:
> Would really appreciate advice, and input as to the value of Registry
> Cleaners. For example, does the registry actually maintain itself, or
> should it be cleaned, etc ?
>
> Jack
>
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Re: Registry Cleaners