With so many computer users online in the current day and age, it is inevitable that PC problems will be encountered by most of them from time to time.
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With so many computer users online in the current day and age, it is inevitable that PC problems will be encountered by mostof them from time to time.
A lot of these problems are easily avoided, but that’s easy to say for someone with technical knowledge and experience, and not so easy for a huge number of users who just want their machines to run as reliably and hassle free as possible.
A great number of people do not even know where to begin when it comes to keeping their PC running as sweetly as the day it was first plugged in, and over a period of time they start to notice the length of time it takes to boot up in the mornings, and that it seems reluctant to carry out tasks that once upon a time it simply sailed through. By the time they start to notice this degradation in performance, the workings of their machine have beome horribly clogged with internet and software “garbage” that the machine has been accumulating every day for months on end.
There are a variety of reasons for this, but this article aims to deal with just one of them – the Windows Registry – so long an area excluded to all but the techno geeks among us, with dire warnings of the dangers of editing your registry!
This was fair, because an inexperienced user running rampant with their delete key in the registry minefield would certainly spell danger for the unfortunate copy of Windows on their machine. Nowadays, things have become a lot easier….
It is quite simple now for people to look after their Windows Registry and this is fortunate indeed, because with high speed internet connections allowing people to download and install a whole host of applications and files, it does not take long for the registry to become horribly clogged with extraneous bits and pieces, all of which will slowly but surely degrade performance of your operating system.
If you don’t like the idea of delving around and trying to understand the workings of this mysterious area of Windows, there are plenty of affordable software solutions on the market today – see the foot of this article for a couple of suggestions. Many will offer free trial periods, and will demonstrate in an easy to understand format, just how bad things have become! If you haven’t checked your registry in a while, or maybe even never, you should serioulsy consider doing so. You will probably be very happy with the results of a thorough clean up, all at the push of a button and without risking the ruination of your valuable Windows operating system.
Just like anti virus, anti spyware/adware programs, a good registry leaner should be high on your shopping list. When I’ve shown people the results of a registry scan after just one week of internet use, they are extremely surprised by the large number of conflicts thrown up – often into the hundreds!
In conclusion, keep your registry clean, and if your other system maintenance tasks are kept up to date, you and your PC will be far happier in your partnership for a long time to come.