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3 Ways To Fix & Clean Your Windows Registry

Mar 17, 2008
Every time you use your computer, install and uninstall programs, move around files etc you are building up a list of registry issues and problems which can be easily fixed.

However, if you ignore these and continue to use your computer on a regular basis, the errors will mount up and it will become more difficult to fix the inevitable problems and errors.

In order to fix your windows registry and restore it, please follow the instructions below:

1. Isolate The Registry As The Problem

In order to isolate the problem, let's eliminate the problem of spyware and viruses.

I therefore recommend that you run your antivirus and anti-spyware software programs first, make sure they are full system scans and not a 'quick scan' which clearly does not scan all files and folders.

If nothing shows up, then you can be pretty certain that your PC problems lie in the registry.

2. Backup Your Windows Registry

Please note: If you use a recommended registry repair program, they will backup your registry for you automatically, saving you the hassle.

In order to manually backup your registry, go to Google and type in "backup your registry" - you will find plenty of information on this.

3. Fix Your Registry Problems

Warning: Only edit, modify and 'fix' your windows registry manually if you are an IT professional. This is because the smallest change to your registry can cause severe problems - to the point of your PC not operating. Be careful!

If it's a simple problem, you'll hopefully be able to perform a system restore from a date prior to the error(s).

If not, either hire a computer repair company to come to you and fix your PC, or...

Save yourself a lot of money and hassle and use a highly recommended registry cleaner to automatically backup your registry for you, and then isolate each and every problem within it.

Obviously the choice is completely up to you as it depends on how much time and money you have to spare.

New registry cleaner products are coming out on the market all of the time. Make sure that you read reviews on the products as much as you can if you are wanting to purchase some software.

The more reviews that you read, the more you can guage the quality of the product.

Also, even though there are free registry cleaner solutions out there, just be aware that because they are free, no money is being invested in these programs to keep them up-to-date and their databases expanding.

Those products which you pay a small fee for are continually improving and expanding are therefore more likely to find a wider range of errors and problems than a free one.

Clearly though free is great! Just be aware of the issue that lies behind it though.
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