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How to Clean Registry?

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The Registry is where the operating system stores computer's device and file associations, as well as critical information about drivers, directories, Windows applications and more. But over time, your computer's registry will become bloated and even corrupted with obsolete or unnecessary entries. PCTuneUp Free Registry Cleaner is designed as a professional registry cleaner that can help clean obsolete registry settings or repair your registry errors, ensuring optimum performance of your PC.

Step 1. Download and Run Free Registry Cleaner

Click here to download PCTuneUp Free Registry Cleaner and install it. Double-click the icon to launch the program.

Tip: a clean registry is an essential part of computer optimization. Invalid registry key could cause slow computer even registry crash. A broken registry can bring your computer to a screeching halt, often forcing a reboot - damaging your data in the process.

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Step 2. Customize Scanning Process

Click "Customize Scan" button on the left of the program to specify the scanning process. There's a list of various registry sections such as COM & ActiveX entries, Windows Autorun entries, Application Pathes, etc., and all of them are checked by default. You can uncheck one or more according to your demands.

Customize Scanning Process

Step 3. Scan Registry

Click "Scan Your System" to start scanning. Scanning your system takes just a few seconds (depending on how much information you have), and this software finds errors or issues throughout your registry. Click "Stop scanning" on the left to stop the registry scanning.

Scan Registry

Step 4. Fix Registry

Once the scan is complete, you are able to see a full list of the issues, from which you can simply identify which section has issues and how many issues it has. All the registries are checked by default. You can also uncheck the issues if you don't want to remove. Click "Fix selected" to start fixing. Or by a right click, you can fix the current/selected/all registries, or export the results to a text file.

Clean Registry

Step 5. Restore Changes

If you want to restore your registry from the backup file, click "Restore Changes" tab and the "Restore Registry Changes" window will display, and what you need to do is to choose the file you want to restore and then click "Restore". The restore process will then run automatically.

Restore Changes

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