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In not so technical terms, the Windows registry is a complicated database that the Microsoft Windows operating system uses to keep track of settings and other options.

The Windows Registry contains lots of information about your computer and it’s operating system including what hardware is in your computer, what software is on your computer, how your Operating system is set up, user specific settings and more.

The Windows Registry isn’t really something you want to toy around with if you’re not sure what you’re doing. It can break Windows very, very easily.

However, you you add and remove software (legitimately or whether it’s adware/malware) your Windows Registry can become corrupt and full of redundant entries, slowing down the Operating system and creating errors and other problems.

It’s good to give your registry a clean once in a while. There are lots and lots of registry cleaners out there. Some do better jobs than others.

Luckily there are sites like which review and detail registry cleaners to help you decide what is best for you.

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