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What Is Registry Cleanup All About

The registry is the place on your PC where Windows stashes away info it may need to retrieve later?for instance, when you open an application or alter a system setting. The registry bears profiles for each user, the applications set up on the computer and the types of documents they produce, what hardware exists on the system, and the ports being used. But do you need to do a registry cleanup?

Over time, the registry can start to hold info that’s no longer valid. Perhaps you uninstalled an application without utilizing the Add or Remove Programs function in the Control Panel, or maybe an object or file in the registry was moved. In time this orphaned or mislaid data collects and starts to clog your registry, possibly decelerating your PC and inducing error messages and system crashes. You may also find that your PC’s startup process is slower than usual. …

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