You probably have seen the windows registry on your computer and wondered “how do I wipe my computer before I repair it?” The Windows registry is one of the most important and useful parts of your computer. It stores settings and options for all your hardware, software, profiles, preferences, user preferences and many other windows settings. Even though the registry is very useful, it is also a big problem area. This article will show you how to fix problems in the registry.
When you decide to repair your computer, you should know what to delete and what to keep. The first thing you should do is “de-fragment” the Windows registry. What does this mean? It means you should remove all broken entries from your computer’s registry. The reason why you should do this is because broken entries can cause your computer to run slowly or even crash.
You should then clean out all the items you no longer need. Most computers have programs that should be uninstalled. An example is Adobe Reader. If you don’t want this program to be deleted you should clean the registry of all the obsolete entries.
Another thing to consider is removing programs that are not being used. A good example would be Internet Explorer. When you repair your computer with registry cleaners your computer should be running faster and smoother. The reason for this is because the computer will no longer be making programs take up space on your hard drive. You will also notice an increase in performance when surfing the internet and using programs like Word.
Lastly, you should clean out your recycle bin and “spinning bins”. These are 2 important recycle bin locations but very often are not cleaned properly by most people. They should be cleaned at least once a week. You can find out how many files are in your recycle bin by right clicking on your computer and going into the options. There you will be able to see the size of the recycle bin.
How often should I wipe my computer before repair? This ultimately depends on how often you use your computer and what you do with it. The more you use it, the more likely you will need to clean your computer before repairing it.
If you have been using your computer a lot and do a lot of technical work, then you should probably clean your computer every few days or so. If you do not use your computer much at all, then it should only take you a week or two to clean out the registry cleaner. If you have children that are constantly on the computer, then it may be best to wipe the registry clean about once a month. Again, you can find out how many registry files are left to delete from the control panel by going into the control panel and then under “processing”.
How many times should I clean my computer before repair? Every couple of days is a good rule of thumb. If you never touch your computer then it should only take you a couple of minutes to clean out the registry and the recycle bin.
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