How to clear registry

Level of difficulty: Easy

The registry is the main area that preserves all the configuration settings on an operating system. The primary function of the registry is to store information about the configurations for all the devices in the computer. It is one of the most important components of the computer. Apart from storing configuration information, they even possess information about the directories, the drivers and all the associated files. The registry is divided into innumerable logical sections. For accessing entries in the registry, there is lot of keys and subkeys that is segregated as per their function of storing information. The keys stores details like knowledge of registered applications, settings information about a logged-in user and relevant points gathered during the runtime. Even there is a data key that is loaded with information on hardware devices and the network performance. But with all these loaded stuffs there is every possibility of the registry getting corrupted by virus. Plus, with continuous adding and removing software, there can be a malfunction of smooth functioning of registry. That is why we have to clear out the registry at a certain time span.. There can be two ways of cleaning the registry- either with the help of a software or completely manually. The registry cleaning software is much safe as they scan the registry and eradicate the errors automatically. They will create a back up project and provide the much needed suggestion regarding which entries are to be deleted and which is has to be restored, thereby making our task a lot easy. All these registry cleaning softwares are available in the market at an affordable price. Now coming to the manually cleaning, it can be relatively a bit tedious as compared to the software process. It is the registry editor that will provide the helping hand in executing manual registry cleaning.

Materials Needed:
- registry cleaning software.
Step 1
For this process, the first thing that we need to do is to prepare a complete Xerox of the registry.
Step 2
Then from the left side of the registry editor window, get detail knowledge about the computer configuration that is essential.
Step 3
From the root directories, select the plus sign to have a complete view of the sub directories as well.
Step 4
Opt for the delete button for those entries in the registry that are unnecessary and are prone to errors and within a few minutes time, your registry is free from all those junks.
Step 5
The registry provides the clear picture regarding the components of the software and the hardware. Most of us are unaware of this registry clearing method. So, equip yourself with registry handling information and clear them for a new and smooth beginning to computing.