I've been reading about how registry repair tools can help restore PC performance, particularly if the registry has been infected by malware or viruses in the past.
I've googled a few but some it seems are only free up to a certain point, you have to buy them so that they can fix the registry properly. Ideally I'd like one that repairs the registry and is free and, most of all, really easy to use, but there seems to be a lot of things out there. If it helps I run Windows XP Home edition with SP3.
I have read a lot of good things about CCleaner in these forums. Unfortunately, I used a different (recommended) free program a few years ago (I think it was Registry Mechanic or something) and got problems, so just think before you try one. According to a recent article by PCA itself on this site, cleaning the registry is over-rated in terms of speeding up your pc. I'm not arguing with other posters' experiences, just putting the other side...perhaps your registry has to be really bloated before it makes a significant difference??
when i used ccleaner it did make my old lappy start up quicker but i don't even bother with ccleaner anymore.glad david63 came here before using reg cleaners as it seems a very high percentage are rogues anyway :o(
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