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Picks: Reviews of Registry Booster 2, Registry Mechanic, Registry First Aid, and more.

Picks: This week based on user input I'm bringing you a roundup of Registry-related software.
Published: May 7, 2008
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows
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Advanced Registry Fix 4.0
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SpeedUpMyPC 2014
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Registry Cleaner 4.0
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Over the past month I've receive a lot of emails asking about Registry cleaners. So, here, just for you, is a roundup of programs that deal with the Windows Registry. ... Doc

Registry Booster 2, by Uniblue Systems is a really powerful program that not only cleans your Registry, but also defragments it. If you think about it that makes a great deal of sense. After all, if a program is going to remove all the junk in the Registry, it's then going to leave gaps in the Registry where that junk used to be. I like the fact Registry Booster 2 cleans and compacts the Registry in one, cool process. I first started out using it in one of my virtual machines along with its sister product SpeedUpMyPC. When I started to notice a performance increase I ended up buying the entire Power Suite package and put it on all my machines, both real and virtual. Registry Booster 2 goes through the Registry and optimizes it. It can find items that are missing, invalid, or corrupt and gets rid of them. It's look so many other things in life. If you let the trash and junk keep piling up it makes it harder to get at the good stuff. That's true with the Windows Registry as well. I have Registry Booster 2 run when Windows starts and have it scan once a day. I don't remember the last time I had a "crash" and I have a really good memory. Many of you forget that your computer is just a machine and that like your car it needs to be taken care of. You change the oil in your car, you clean out the junk from the backseat, you should do the same for your PC. I like Registry Booster 2 so much, that not only is it a Pick, but I'm also making it a Dr. File Finder Favorite and in over 25 years there haven't been very many of those. So, do yourself and your computer a favor and check it for yourself. I recommend it.

System Requirements: Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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Registry Mechanic, by PC Tools is designed to be used to repair and clean the Windows Registry. Why does the Registry need to be cleaned? Well, primarily because every item on your computer - every program, every driver, every shortcut, and more, places entries in the Registry. And as you use your computer and change things - add a different printer, remove software, and so on, remnants of entries remain in the Registry. Those useless entries slow down your computer and can even cause system crashes. Registry Mechanic scans your computers Registry and looks for "dead" entries, shortcuts that go nowhere, old drivers, and more. It seeks out all the junk that slows down you computer and then safely removes it. Slick! Registry Mechanic works quickly and with just a few mouse clicks. The interface is very intuitive and the program is easy-to-use. To me, that makes it perfect for both new and experienced users. The Registry is large and complex and the program scans it thoroughly to find all the useless stuff that gets left behind. Another neat feature is that the program will backup so that if you should need to restore any changes that are made, you can. My system is fairly complex and I was impressed with how fast the program scanned my entire registry. When it finishes, it shows you a listing of the problems its found. If you like you can just clean or repair certain problems or you can elect to fix them all, which is the option I chose. If you use the program on a regular basis you're going to notice a difference in your system performance and that's important! Registry Mechanic is fast and efficient. It's also intuitive and easy-to-use, perfect for users with all levels of experience. Give it a try, I think you'll like it.

System Requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/2003/XP

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Registry First Aid, Rose City Software is another cool utility for clearing all the junk out of the Windows Registry! And if you don't think there's junk in there, think again! Lots of programs simply don't do a good job of cleaning up after themselves. And all that excess baggage comes back to haunt you by slowing your machine down, or making it freeze up. Registry First Aid solves that problem by finding all the leftover junk and letting you remove it! It scans registry and looks for entries that point to programs that are no longer there. It looks for orphan folders and files and can remove these as well. And it works really quickly. When it finishes a scan it clearly displays everything it found. Then you can tell the program to eliminate everything OR select just specific things. The program also creates an "undo" file so if you wanted to you could restore the registry. Pretty slick! Registry First Aid is a really handy utility that will help keep your registry clean and efficient. It's both safe and easy-to-use. I use it about once a week just to keep all the junk out of my registry. And, it creates an undo file, so if needed you can restore. To keep your computer running fast and problem-free, give Registry First Aid a try. I think you'll like it!

System Requirements: Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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Here are a few other Registry-related products you can try.

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About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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