Scan and cleanup your registry
How do i cleanup my Windows Registry? As I mentioned in a previous article regarding hard-drive fragmentation; de-fragmenting your hard-drive is an important step to maintain good performance of your PC. What many people don't know is that it is necessary and important to cleanup or defrag your Window's Registry as well. What is the Windows Registry? The definition of the windows registry as per Wikipedia is as follows: "The Windows registry is a directory which stores settings and options for the operating system for Microsoft Windows 32-bit versions, 64-bit versions and Windows Mobile. It contains information and settings for all the hardware, operating system software, most non-operating system software, users, preferences of the PC, etc. Whenever a user makes changes to Control Panel settings, file associations, system policies, or most installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in the registry. The registry also provides a window into the operation of the kernel, exposing runtime information such as performance counters and currently active hardware. This use of registry mechanism is conceptually similar to the way that Sysfs and procfs expose runtime information through the file system (traditionally viewed as a place for permanent storage), though the information made available by each of them differs tremendously." In layman's term's, the Windows Registry is simply a file containing paths and settings for Windows and any programs you install. Ok so how do i defrag/clean it? While there's a lot of free programs available, the one i prefer to use to clean my windows registry is "Eusing Free Registry Cleaner". This little program is beautiful in it's simplicity, and it gets the job done very efficiently. Download Free Registry Cleaner Get the most out of your PC's performance and cleanup your window's registry today by downloading this little program below. Eusing Registry Cleaner
A shot of Eusing cleaning up my windows registryNote: Be wary of many other free cleaners as are they are bundled with Spyware (malicious software that steals your information and slows down your computer).