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Complete Registry Optimization with System Mechanic

Slow boot times, sluggish responses from programs, unusual error messages, frequent lock-ups or crashes–all of these are signs that your computer’s registry may be corrupted.

What is the registry?
The registry is one of the most important components of your PC—it stores settings that the Windows operating system needs to perform all of its operations. As you use your PC, the registry grows larger and larger, becoming cluttered with invalid data and disordered with fragmented entries. After just six months to a year of use, hundreds of registry errors can develop.

How does the registry become corrupted?

  • Every time you install software, install hardware, or change Control Panel settings (such as the appearance of your desktop), more data is added to the registry.
  • Every device (printer, camera, USB drive, etc.) you’ve ever plugged in leaves data stored in the registry. Many of these settings quickly become obsolete, but your PC is still trying to decipher these commands.
  • Even for programs that are uninstalled, the old registry keys are deleted but the registry does not get smaller. Instead, the old entries leave gaps and the registry becomes larger, fragmented, and inefficient.

 

To maximize your PC’s performance, you should keep the registry clean, organized, and at its minimum size.

The System Mechanic Approach

AUTOMATED SOLUTIONS IN SYSTEM MECHANIC

Patented ActiveCare® monitors performance behind-the-scenes and then automatically runs the repairs your PC needs. To automate registry optimization, select the following two tasks from ActiveCare’s Automated Tasks pane:

  • Automatically repair registry problems
  • Automatically repair registry fragmentation problems

ON-DEMAND SOLUTIONS IN SYSTEM MECHANIC

Total Registry Revitalizer™ is an all-in-one solution to maintaining your registry’s health. The 3-step process keeps the registry protected, clean, and organized.

[TO ACCESS: Toolbox> All-in-one Tools > Total Registry Revitalizer]

Individual Tools allow you run the exact tools that suit your needs, with the settings you specify. Choose from the following System Mechanic tools to run registry optimizations:

  • Repair Registry Problems – Removes invalid and obsolete data references from the registry.

    [TO ACCESS: Toolbox > Individual Tools > Repair Problems > Repair Registry Problems]

  • Defragment and Compact Registry – Reorganizes the registry and removes excess bloat.

    [TO ACCESS: Toolbox> Individual Tools > Increase Performance > Defragment and Compact Registry]

  • Back Up or Restore Registry – Backs up the registry, allowing you to restore the registry and its vital settings in case of damage.

    [TO ACCESS: Toolbox> Individual Tools > Enhance Protection > Back Up or Restore Registry]

TIP: If you decide not to use the automated features, we recommend that you run registry optimizations bi-weekly or monthly, depending on how often you install programs and devices. All users should clean and optimize their registry at least every three months.

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