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    Question Is Registry Defragmentation useful?

    O.K.

    Registry Cleaning can be Useless or even Dangerous!

    What about Registry Defragmentation?



    Paging and Registry fragmentation
    leads to System-Performance Degradation .

    Is it true?

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    I have used registry de-fragmentation and still do but only when it gets to about 10% or more. I have never had a problem with this optimization and I do feel an improvement in speed during system start up.

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    Johnny, That is interesting. What program do you use and how much performance improvement (appr.) do you think you get?

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    Hi there,

    as you don't like Registry Cleaners (and although CCleaner was recommended somewhere here), what do you think of the sister product from this company, Defraggler?

    Does one need defragmentation programs? I'm not sure, I only know it destroyed my whole e-mail database (Mozilla Thunderbird) because I was so stupid to let run both at the same time. While the backup rendered itself useless also, I'm really stigmatized!
    Still I can't stop being tempted to download and install it! *doh*

    I hope this is not (too) OT, else I'll open a new thread.

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    What I remember reading somewhere was that, as it is the registry occupies very little space, and so in this times of fast processors, it hardly makes any practical difference if you defragment the registry...

    Free Registry Defrag is a nice freeware I've used at times.

    Check out Page Defrag too for addl info.

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    I used to defag Registry during XP days with 512 MB RAM. But now I have 2GB RAM, I don't do optimizations to speedup my 7.

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    @ whs, TuneUp Utilities 2009

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    Free Registry Defragmentation Tools:

    WinMend Registry Defrag
    WinMend Registry Defrag - Free windows registry defrag software.

    WinASO RegDefrag
    Windows Advanced System Optimizer

    Quicksys RegDefrag
    Defrag Registry | Quicksys RegDefrag
    Quicksys - Multiply your time | Utilities for Windows

    The issue still remains:
    -"Do Windows Vista and the upcoming Windows 7
    need Registry Defragmentation?"

    -Even Windows XP did Not improve their Speed and Boot-Time
    that Great after Registry Defragmentation!

    ---------- Post added at 12:03 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:01 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Beta Fish View Post
    Hi there,

    as you don't like Registry Cleaners (and although CCleaner was recommended somewhere here), what do you think of the sister product from this company, Defraggler?

    Does one need defragmentation programs? I'm not sure, I only know it destroyed my whole e-mail database (Mozilla Thunderbird) because I was so stupid to let run both at the same time. While the backup rendered itself useless also, I'm really stigmatized!
    Still I can't stop being tempted to download and install it! *doh*

    I hope this is not (too) OT, else I'll open a new thread.
    Defraggler is for Hard Disk Defragmentation; not Registry Defragmentation.

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    Hi

    Keeping the registry as compact as possible means better computer performance.

    Registry files also get fragmented due to the accumulation of several empty registry keys within it. These keys are generated when the registry entries that are removed from the registry fail to remove their placeholders. In due course, the number of these empty registry keys increases in the registry and causes registry fragmentation.


    "Registry defragmentation" performs physical defragmentation of the Windows registry file. After defragmentation your registry will acquire linear structure which will reduce application response time and registry access time. "Registry defragmentation" also removes unused entries, thus making registry even smaller in size. Do not worry if sometimes after defragmentation the registry will become smaller only by 1-5%, the key is not in size but in its linear structure, hence it determines access time.

    Usually you'll have to use "Registry defragmentation" when new program is installed/removed. You should perform defragmentations regularly, because registry's linear structure is quickly lost and as the time runs on it only becomes more non-linear.

    Free Registry Defrag

    PageDefrag
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb897426.aspx

    NTREGOPT
    http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

    WinMend Registry Defrag
    http://www.winmend.com/

    In Windows XP, the registry files are located in your WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG folder. The files have no extensions and are named DEFAULT, SAM, SECURITY, SOFTWARE, and SYSTEM. I don’t think there are many that defrags the 5 files above. This should be investigated. Or the dfraggler acts like registry optimization that is similar to registry cleaning tools.
    Last edited by ha14; 4th September 2009 at 09:50.

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    ^nice info

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