How does internally defragmenting and compacting my Windows registry help my computer boot faster?
The Windows registry is a database that stores settings and options for Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Data is stored in the registry in hundreds of keys and sub-keys.
Your registry contains information that Windows continually references during operation, such as:
- profiles for each user;
- the applications installed on the computer;
- the types of documents each application can create;
- property sheet settings for folders and application icons;
- what hardware exists on the system;
- and the ports that are being used.
As you operate your computer, Windows and programs constantly query the registry for information. As programs are installed and uninstalled, your Windows registry becomes internally fragmented from the addition and removal of registry entries.
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Over time, the registry ends up with a lot of blank cells. When new items are added to the registry, these blank cells remain unused, causing the registry to grow much larger than the size of the actual data it holds.
A bloated registry results in:
- slower boot time;
- slower system operation;
- and slower application performance.
To reduce this bloat you must defragment and compact the registry, which will result in faster system access to your registry settings and faster Windows operation, including start up!
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