Registry Cleaning Q and A

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Continuing on with our Feature Article on Registry Mechanic, here are some top Frequently Asked Questions about the Windows Registry, courtesy of

Q: Do I really need to fix registry problems?

A: In short, yes. If you don't fix registry problems when they arise or try and prevent them from even happening at all, then you may soon find yourself faced with sudden crashes, system stalls, or a severe degradation in operating speed. Working to fix registry issues and prevent system crashes should be a top priority whether you use your computer for business or pleasure, and you'll find a greatly enhanced computing experience by doing so. [ More | Download Registry Mechanic ]

Q: Is my PC clean of registry problems?

A: Keeping a PC clean isn't easy with all of the different types of hardware, software and drivers available, so it's hard to say if your PC is clean without first analyzing your system's registry. Many find this an arduous and confusing task, which is why more than 100,000 people each week turn to Registry Mechanic to keep their PC clean of registry problems or potential issues. [ More | Download Registry Mechanic ]

Q: I've heard of a free Registry cleaner from Microsoft. How effective is it?

A: Reg Clean is in fact a freeware utility from Microsoft that helps to repair a number of registry problems that are somewhat common to Microsoft products. While Reg Clean isn't nearly as thorough or useful as some proprietary solutions such as Registry Mechanic, it does serve the needs of millions of low-risk users. [ More | Download Registry Mechanic ]

Q: Can I use Microsoft's Reg Clean instead of Registry Mechanic?

A: Even with its benefits and free download distribution, Microsoft RegClean has its disadvantages. First, RegClean is not compatible with all Microsoft products, third party software programs, Spyware components, drivers, preferences, and hardware entries. [ More | Download Registry Mechanic ]

Q: What are some basic tips for keeping my registry clean? Is it really important? Is a clean registry really that important? And if so, what can one do to keep his or her Windows registry clean of bugs, errors and harmful problems?

A: Keeping a registry clean can be a somewhat difficult task which is why even experienced computer users opt to keep their registry clean through the use of software specifically designed for this purpose. [ More | Download Registry Mechanic ]

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