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Educating Yourself On Your Windows Registry And Realising When To Rectify It.

November 11, 2011 By: lilybird Category: Software

What is the Windows system registry and why is it needed?

The registry is at the heart of your computer’s system. It is a huge hierarchical database that is used by the Windows operating system to store and log configuration data. It is essentially the most crucial part of your system that ensures the fluent running of the operating system. It also looks after the compatability for your hardware, any software applications downloaded and installed and fundamentally anything that is undertaken on your PC.

If a folder is copied to a different location, a website is browsed and for example your camera uploads photos then all of this is logged into the system registry. Lets have a look at what some of the registry entries contain:

-The user profiles and settings
-Location and the path of the hardware installed on your computer.
-Location and the path of your software applications installed.
-Security settings and system policies
-Property and user settings for files and folders
-Ports being used for the devices
-And many, many more.

It is very complex and keeping the registry in tip-top condition is an absolute must so that your computer carries on working and running smoothly. By having the registry centralised this reduces any time spent searching for data and information therefore increasing the computer’s speed and performance. Your PC can multitask very effectively so having all the system configurations in one location is a ingenious idea for great efficiency and logistics.

Consider your system registry as a file cabinet. When you put away a file or folder it will fit into a well organised system and this is how it makes it very easy to retrieve and obtain anything that has been filed away correctly. Now, imagine your file cabinet that has had a document filed away in the wrong location. How long would that take you to find it? Alot longer. Consider this scenerio a dozen times over and this is what happens to the system registry when entries are missing or corrupt.

Computer registry errors happen over time depending how often the computer is used. The registry will grow with more information being logged into it. Software and hardware installions and uninstallations cause the database to become fragmented and corrupt and this starts to slow down the system. The longer time goes by the more problems arise. These can be slow boot-ups, system freezes, worsening speed and performance, error messages and even the undesirable non-starter of the operating system.

This is where a decent registry cleaner comes into it’s own. It will scan the system registry of any useless entries and clean up the database getting your computer back to it’s good self. The internet has multitudes of registry cleaners available so research and review extensively for what you need. For a relatively small price to pay your PC can be optimized for as long as you utilize the software.

For more help and information please visit www.ComputerResurrection.com/registrycleaners.html

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