How To Clean The Windows XP Registry – Faster XP 2012 – Ep. 7
- October 8, 2012
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Uncategorized
The Windows XP registry is intimidating to many. The registry was created to handle all of the critical file associations with programs and registered Windows components. These registrations allow for faster access and management of applications by the Windows operating system.
Believe it or not, the registry is not something to be terrified of. If you make the proper backups and have a solid recovery plan, recovering modifications to the registry is often a snap, and in many cases can be done by booting Windows XP into safe mode.
Registry cleaning tools have been around for a long time, and their performance benefits are often debated. Many individuals are avidly against using them because they can cause system instability. While this can occur in rare instances, the benefits of a clean registry are faster file access times and less headaches with file association management.
There are many free registry cleaning tools available in the market, these tools include, but are not limited too: CCleaner, Glary Utilities and Advanced SystemCare. I personally prefer using Glary Utilities for all of my registry cleaning. I believe it has a solid background as a registry cleaning tool and had very few issues with it.
Although often debated, cleaning the Windows XP registry is easy and it offers a performance boost for file associations and file access with the operating system. Older systems running for long periods of time will benefit the most from a cleaned registry.
About This Episode:
In this video, I cover how to install and run one of the most reputable free registry cleaning utilities: Glary Utilities.
How To Clean The Windows XP Registry:
1. Download and install the latest version of ‘Glary Utilities’.
2. Open ‘Glary Utilities’.
3. Select the ‘Clean Up & Repair’ section.
4. Choose ‘Registry Cleaner’.
5. Select ‘Scan Registry For Problems’.
6. When complete, click ‘Repair’.
7. Repeat steps ‘5 and 6’ until no more registry issues are found.
Cleaning the registry is not as initiating or dangerous as it used to be. I recommend running this tweak once a month to make sure your registry stays optimized and in top running condition.
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