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The Windows registry is a database in the system32 folder that stores all system configurations and settings. Over time, install and uninstall multiple programs on your computer. Often you change the system settings and change them again – all this can lead to defective registry keys, orphan keys and invalid registry entries. If you delete such invalid registry entries with a Registry Cleaner, spaces are also left in the registry and its hives.
Free registry defragmentation
Registry defragmenters help remove storage directories and inflated spaces from the registry and compress the registry. We have already seen whether defragmentation of the registry makes sense or not. If you decide to use registry defragmentation to defragment the Windows registry, here are some free examples you may want to look at.
Logical defragmentation of the register
The register is very similar to hard disks. When you start working on your computer, programs very often access the registry. By adding and deleting entries, the registry can develop invalid entries and become inflated and fragmented over time. To some extent, a fragmented registry could affect your computer’s performance. Auslogics Registry Defrag can defragment and compress the Windows registry in less than a minute. The program scans the registry, removes hidden places and also reduces the size of the registry. The program also offers to delete your unnecessary files. It seems to be the only freeware that offers a nice user interface and shows you the fragmentation of the registry. It also automatically creates a system restore point before the operation begins, which is a good thing.
I used this freeware occasionally to defragment the registry on Windows 7 and Windows 8 and found it pretty secure.
When installing this freeware, don’t forget to disable the options to make Ask.com your home page.
Free Registration Defrag
Free Registry Defrag helps compress and optimize your registry by removing gaps and lost space to improve system performance. I used this registry defragger on Windows 7 and Windows 8 from time to time and found it pretty safe.
Registrar Registry Manager Lite
Registrar Registry Manager Lite is a free tool for system administrators and experienced users who often need to work with the Windows Registry. This tool provides a complete and secure solution for working with and maintaining the registry on your own desktop and on remote computers on the network. It also includes a registry defragmenter, as well as many other registry management tools.
Like other programs, Registry Compressor does not delete or add anything to the registry. It converts the registry into new files, eliminating all additional storage space and reducing the size of the registry.
WinUtilities Registry Defrag
WinUtilities Registry Defrag checks your registry for fragmentation. Before the scan begins, you will be informed to close all other applications. You should do this because any changes made to the registry after Registry Defrag runs will be lost after the restart.
Using Free Registry Defrag
Using Free Registry Defrag can defragment and compact.
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