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avextraxjp



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:41 am    Post subject: defragmenting the registry Reply with quote

Is there such a thing as defragmenting the registry?
What programs can I use for this purpose.
would it improve the efficiency of the computer?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:26 am    Post subject: Regisrty Defrag Reply with quote

The registry is quite simply data files that are stored on the hard drive. It is just a database of settings. These files cannot be defragmented within Windows itself as the files are constantly in use. Over time these files will become fragmented, and if you can defragment them, then potentially the OS may work slightly faster.

I don't think this is a major issue, unless a system has had quite a lot of software installed on it. However there is certainly not going to be a negative impact on doing so. You can try Free Registry Defrag which claims to defragment your registry.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does CCleaner come with this feature?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I don't think Ccleaner has this feature. It clears out unnecessary registry entries, but doesn't defragment the registry.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's an option to defrag PQ service in Vista Windows defragmenting
Is defragmenting PQ service the same as defragmenting the registry?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PQService is the name of a different partition on your hard drive that was put there by Acer. This is a hidden partition and should not be touched. It has nothing to do with your registry. Windows Vista does not have the facility to defragment the registry.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

after CCleaner PC works evidently faster and no registry defrag is necessary, according to my practice. but, if needed, You can use two ways:
1. backup registry and restore ir again
2. to see for registry compact feature under windows itself
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