Everywhere you look you can find web sites talking about repairing slow running computers by fixing the windows registry. I realize a lot of people don’t really want to know how things work, but others like me would like to understand it a little better. I just like to have a little more information.
Now why is this computer registry so important and what is it anyway? You have probably read about its entry listings and errors and being unorganized. OK, let’s investigate the windows registry itself and maybe we will get a better grasp on this problem area. It sure seems that way to many people have computer registry or operating speed issues. So let’s check out the pc’s Registry Editor.
I know of two methods to get to the Registry Editor in your computer system so one of them ought to work for which ever PC operating system you’ve got. The first one is to simply type Registry Editor into the system search located just above the Start icon and click search and you should see it. Or, second, go to Control Panel then Accessories and click on Run. Type in RegEdit. And of course click on the Registry Editor.
You’ve now reached the pc’s root directory. Now do not touch anything, unless you know much more about this than I believe you do. There’s close to a 100 percent chance that there are things here that shouldn’t be, but it would be very unwise to start deleting things in here.
If you have read some of my previous posting you may remember my bookkeeping program. When I was finished with it on my computer I uninstalled it. Well as I look at the Registry Editor of my pc I see roughly 2 dozen entries still from that software as well as an integrated program for inventory that was also uninstalled. Performing a program uninstall simply does not eliminate these registry posts.
Your computer is probably like mine. And as you look at your Registry Editor you probably see logs on your own computer that shouldn’t still be located there as well. But more importantly you can now understand how a windows registry can become overfull and just plain stopped up.
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