Many programs store information about themselves in the Windows XP/2000 registry; these programs add new file extension associations and install components of their own. Far too often, the unistallation methods used by these programs fail to remove their information from the registry adding unnecessary bloat. After several series of installation/uninstallation, the Windows XP registry becomes bigger and bigger; computer power declines and program access times increase. The Scan Registry tool of WinTools.net serves for periodic cleaning of the registry and for correcting incorrect registry records.
Run WinTools.net and select Scan Reg tool:
Press Scan button and wait for the end of the scanning process:
Press Remove All button to remove unused registry keys.
Note: Use WinTools.net: Scan Reg for periodical cleaning of XP Registry to reduce the number of unnecessary keys to free up registry. All removed keys will be placed to Backups list of Scan Reg tool. You can always restore removed keys if you have need of doing this.
Manual removing of the registry keys:
Some programs after the uninstalling process or after their removing from PC leave their own registry keys in registry. If you want to take your registry clean and fast you must remove these keys manually from the registry using Application and Uninstall tabs of WinTools.net. For example: two programs ExtraMAME and FlatOut were removed from a PC but the keys about these programs is still storing its registry of XP. Remove it manually.
Select necessary keys and press Remove button.
Note: All the removed keys will be placed to Backups list of Scan Reg tool. You can always restore removed keys if you have need to do this.