How Often You Should Clean Your Windows Registry and Why

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The Windows Registry is an extremely vital component of every Windows computer.

It is defined as the database that keeps records of all the details of software, files, and components of the computer. The amount of entries present in your PC’s Windows Registry directly impacts the overall performance and speed of the system.

Typically, every hardware component and software program creates a lot of new entries into the Windows Registry whenever they are installed or even just run. These entries, some of them only temporary, do not get competently cleared up by the Windows Operating System.

Most of the entries created are quite unnecessary once the program or software completes its run. At times, the upgrades of a software creates new entries to the Windows Registry while retaining the older obsolete files.

Thus the Windows Registry gets cluttered day after day, causing the system to slow down, stall, or even have frequent crashes. This in turn lowers the overall productivity of the end-user.

Why it is important to clean the Windows Registry frequently

To prevent crashes, as well as to stop the system from slowing down, frequent cleaning of the Windows Registry is very important.

We usually recommend cleaning up the Windows Registry once every three days so that the system can perform efficiently and effectively. Unfortunately, unless you are very knowledgeable in computer systems, you would not be able to correctly diagnose the entries of the Windows Registry that could be cleared and which should be preserved.

Going on your own could result in accidental removal of vital data from the Windows Registry and could cause the whole system to become unstable or even corrupted, leaving data or programs inaccessible. Needless to say, this is just one area of the Windows operating system wherein you need to tread very carefully, an area where we specialize.

How to clean the Windows Registry safely

For a typical PC user, the know-how needed to manually maintain and clean the Windows Registry varies from minimal to zilch. Last but not least, going on such a quest is not recommended under any circumstances, unless you are going for a specific element or entry that might need adjusting and you know exactly what you are doing (advanced, technical user).

In order to effectively clean the Windows Registry of old or otherwise invalid data without any major risk, we constantly update our brilliant Windows utility software, jv16 PowerTools X, by adding new functionality and enhancing already existing detection methods in order to be able to localize and fix problems and errors.

This powerful tool is yet simple and easy to use, designed to help clearing the unwanted data from the Windows Registry while ensuring that the important entries are left untouched.

There are mainly six tools in jv16 PowerTools X: Clean and Fix My Computer, Uninstall Software and Leftovers, Control Which Programs Start Automatically, Startup Optimizer, Immunize My Computer, and Decrap My Computer.

On launching the ‘Clean and Fix My Computer’ tool and clicking the start button, the software automatically identifies erroneous Windows Registry and Windows File System entries, presenting a list of suggestions for cleaning so that you, as the end-user, can also apply common sense when choosing what to clean and what not.

Before actually cleaning anything, as an additional safety measure, the tool will suggest you to first Backup your Registry data in order to avoid any problems in returning to the current version, in case later needed. We also included methods of instructing the software not to touch the Registry files of any critical system software like your favorite firewall, antivirus, backup software or server software.

The level of aggressiveness can also be set in the software before clicking the start button. There is also an ‘Ignore Words’ feature which can be used to tell the tool to skip any data matching your specific search words.

Forget about preening into the Registry files one after another and cleaning up the unwanted files. Save time, save effort and get safe and trusted results. Cleaning up Registry is just the tip of the iceberg for jv16 PowerTools.

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