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Free Registry Cleaner to Speed Up Windows

The Windows registry is a database that stores settings and options for the operating system. It contains configuration information and settings for all the hardware, software, and users on the system. Whenever a user makes changes to Control Panel settings, file associations, system policies, installed software, or preference settings, the changes are stored in the registry.

The registry can become bloated with invalid information left behind by uninstalled hardware and software, and by missing files and drivers. The Windows operating system reads the registry each time the system starts and reads it repeatedly during the systems's operation. A bloated registry can cause your PC to operate sluggishly, become unstable, and crash frequently.

Manually maintaining the registry would be a complex and tedious task only for the most skilled technician. However with TweakNow's free RegCleaner utility, registry maintenance is an easy task for the average PC user. RegCleaner Standard edition is free for non-commercial use and is compatible with Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003.

Microsoft's own registry cleaner (called RegClean) is not supported by Microsoft and in fact it causes errors with Microsoft Office Products.

RegCleaner finds invalid registry entries related to:

ActiveX/COM objects
Device Drivers
Installed Fonts
Help Files
Shared Files
Starup Files
Uninstall Files
Sounds and Application events

RegCleaner Program Window

Download the 1.1 MB installation file RegCleaner2.exe from TweakNow. Then double-click on the file name to start the install program.

To use RegCleaner double-click on it's Desktop icon to open the program, then click on the [Clean Now] button. RegCleaner will scan your system's registry and report the results in three categories: safe to delete, not fully safe to delete, and unknown.

The results are in three categories

RegCleaner provides two scan modes: Quick Scan scans only the most important part of your registry. Custom mode allows you to manually select list of registry sections to be scanned.

Highlight an item to view the details

After RegCleaner completes it's scan, click on the View Result link. The Result page displays problem keys and their values. To learn more about a specific problem, click on an item in the results list to highlight it, then view the Problem Details information at the bottom of the Result page.

A common problem is that a registry key's value refers to a missing file or folder.

Click on the Delete link at the top of the Result page to remove the invalid registry entires.

RegCleaner provides two user modes: Beginner mode will display only invalid items rated as safe to delete. Expert mode will display all invalid items.

If you wish to delete an item in the categories not fully safe to delete or unknown, make sure you understand the purpose of the entry and/or backup that particular registry key before deleting.

RegCleaner comes with a small but adequate help file.

A bloated registry can cause your PC to operate sluggishly, become unstable, and crash frequently. TweakNow's free RegCleaner utility, registry maintenance is an easy task for the average PC user. Download RegCleaner from TweakNow.


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