I agree with tork's opinion of registry cleaners, the pros are far out weighed by the cons. Below is advice that expresses my beliefs of these cleaners.Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications
. There are a number of them available and some are safer than others. Keep in mind that no two registry cleaners work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad" entry. One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause a problem when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results
". Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily
could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again, all it takes is one wrong entrty. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great
If you do decide to use a registry cleaner, try using ERUNT to back it up.Backing up the registryBackup Your Registry with ERUNT
- Please use the following link and scroll down to ERUNT and download it.
- For version with the Installer:
Use the setup program to install ERUNT on your computer
- For the zipped version:
Unzip all the files into a folder of your choice.
Click Erunt.exe to backup your registry to the folder of your choice.
Note: to restore your registry, go to the folder and start ERDNT.exe