The registry is a very complicated database that keeps Windows running. It stores all settings required for your computer to work properly and manages records for your software, hardware, operating system and user accounts. If the registry becomes corrupted and starts experiencing errors, your computer starts playing up, becomes slow and may even start freezing and crashing. That’s why it’s important to keep the registry error-free. Here are some tips that will teach you how to keep it in top shape.
1. Control your software
Every time you install a program dozens (sometimes hundreds) of registry entries are created. These registry settings are required to control the software you’ve just installed. The more programs you install, the more settings are written to the registry. Plus even more registry entries are created when you update your programs. When you uninstall a piece of software, registry entries should be deleted as well. However, that’s not always the case, as a lot of software programs leave their settings behind. As a result, the program is gone but all its records remain even though they are no longer needed. These obsolete registry entries can cause various errors and conflicts, as well as interfere with your other software. That’s why you should use a registry cleaner every time you uninstall a program to make sure all its settings are deleted as well. Read the rest of this entry »