How To Clean And Repair The Windows 10 Registry (2020)
- March 24, 2020
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Microsoft Windows
Step By Step Instructions
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This lesson can be found within my book 27 Amazing Windows 10 Performance Boosting Tips: A Complete Visual Guide For Beginners, Intermediates & Experts. The goal of this lesson is to teach the user How To Clean And Repair The Windows 10 Registry in 2020, This lesson is performed using a complete visual guide. First, we will assess the primary skill one user will obtain through the lesson. Second, a brief risk analysis of how the lesson can impact system performance and security. Finally, we conclude with learning why this particular lesson is important.
Skills Obtained In This Lesson:
Risk Analysis Of This Lesson:
Why Learning How To Clean And Repair The Windows 10 Registry (2020) Is Important:
WARNING! Any Tool The Cleans The Registry Includes Stability Risks. It Is Always A Good Idea To Backup The Registry Prior To Running Any Optimization Or Performance Tweaks Related To The Windows Registry.
Is Registry Defragmentation A Good Idea?
One could quickly scour the internet for hours to determine whether or not defragmenting the registry is a good idea. I’ve had a great experience with registry defragmentation. As long as you use an excellent tool to perform the defrag, you should be fine. I use the Auslogics Registry Defragmenter. Auslogics has been around for many years and developed an outstanding reputation full system optimization tool. For those of you who do not know what fragmentation is, it is essentially the separation of chunks of files on the physical hard drive.
What Is Fragmentation?
In other words, a hard drive fills up small sectors one after the other. If sectors become separated from one another, they are considered to be fragmented. This separation can occur when you delete a file that may remove it from a set of sectors and then put a new file on your computer. The new file fills in the empty sectors and places the remaining sectors at a different location on the drive. After you’ve done this 10, 20, or even 100 times, you start to see how over time fragmentation can occur. The registry can be a pretty large file that can become fragmented over time as well.
Due to this, defragmenting the registry can allow for faster access times. This process is painless and only really needs to be done once every 6 months to a year. Now that you have a better understanding of how fragmentation works, you should still back up the registry. Even though registry defragmentation is entirely safe, you should always back it up. So if you have not had a chance, make sure you revisit my earlier guide to create a registry backup or restore point.