Wanna remove unnecessary/invalid entries in your Windows Registry? Since the registry is a crucial database that stores settings for all hardware, software and user preferences on your computer, by default it is not supposed to be accessed or edited, Incorrectly modifying registry could trigger serious issues like system malfunction.
But if you want to clean up the unused keys and values in the registry, you must keep in mind that, you should only delete entries in it by taking the safe, proper method.
Before cleaning up your registry, make sure to do the following things:
1. Create a system restore point
2. Back up the whole registry
Click the Search icon, type regedit in the box, and hit Enter key to open it up
If prompted for confirmation, provide confirmation in the UAC window
Right click on Computer in the left pane, and choose Export
Type a name for the backup file in the Export Registry File dialog
Select a location to store the file, and then click Save button
3. Reboot system into Safe Mode
How to clean up unused entries in the cluttered registry? After creating a restore point and making a backup copy of registry, you can delete invalid items by these steps:
At the end of this post, we still need to warn you that improper modification on the registry could result in a damaged Windows Registry, which could lead to a range of symptoms, such as excessive CPU utilization, poor functionality or random crashes. Don’t forget to do the preparations if you feel the need to clean up your registry.