I see many computers where their owners or their IT people have decided to install and run a Registry Cleaner.
The Windows registry is like a database used by Windows to store its configuration information.
There is always a “touch of voodoo ” with Registry Cleaners.
Registry cleaners are the equivalent of taking your car to a car wash and claiming that it runs better after leaving the car wash.
If you do not know what you are doing with a Registry Cleaner then do not run a registry cleaner as they can:
- Damage your system
- Result in a non-booting system
- Remove key files
Will it make a great difference to your computer? No
Many will run the registry cleaner in the hope that their system will speed up and in all the studies I have seen the answer is probably not.
If you are that concerned about the speed of your system then format your hard drive , update and then reload your documents and software.
This will give you a bigger speed bump than running a registry cleaner.
If you decide to play with your registry then you need to back it up beforehand and hope that if all else fails you will be able to restore the registry.
Checkout this article from Make Use Of , on registry cleaners.