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What You Should Do To Troubleshoot A Slow Computer

What You Should Do To Troubleshoot A Slow Computer

The Registry is a vital component of Windows. The Registry is an obscure database that stores a record of every activity performed through the Control Panel. Installing a new software, for example, will add new records into the Registry. These new records contain all the information needed by the OS about the installation. If the software was installed with the aid of the Windows Installer, when that software is removed with everything else being equal, those records will be removed also. But since not all installations are supervised by the Windows Installer, and not all other Registry write/delete operations are perfect, records tend to build up over time and the Registry inflates.