is an advance system utility to locate duplicate files on your system, search & delete superfluous files and junk, locate & fix system registry errors, and find and remove application MRU lists. You can also compact the registry hives to the minimum possible size. It has an ability to backup and restore the entire system registry.
is a command line application developed by Nirsoft for exporting data from offline registry file located on another disk drives. It is also capable of exporting registry keys and values from corrupted registry files, which comes useful in instances when you are unable to export registry file or even access it from Windows build-in registry editor. It requires two or three parameters to be passed for performing the operations correctly.
By default, Windows 7 build-in Notepad does not show the status bar (at the bottom of the window). However, it is necessary at times to know basic statistics of the document like number of lines consumed and current column location. By doing a little tweaking in Windows Registry, you can easily make the status bar apparent in Notepad. In this post we will let you know how to enable the status bar of Notepad.
is small portable utility which lets you easily remove all the superfluous content from your system. As it offers mobility you wont need to install the application and check for a any compatibility issues. It supports multitude of file types which includes; system temporary files, private data in registry files, browsers cache, cookies, etc.
is a robust application which caters 10 most useful Windows tools. The idea behind the built is to provide users with various Windows build-in tools under one window for performing multiple routine tasks. Prominent features include; Backup & Recovery, Process & Program management, Start-up & Services settings, and System audit.
If you’ve been using the system which hasn't been scanned in a long time then it might contain tons of clutter, redundant registry files, browsing traces and cookies. Even though many tools have been developed to clean up the system and offers multiple solutions along. FCleaner
is one free powerful tool built to clean up your system from all sorts of clutter. Primarily it is designed to clean and optimize registry & disk usage by removing superfluous content. Apart from merely a disk optimizer, it includes multitude of features, which will let you perform other Windows build-in functions like; Application Uninstaller, Startup Manager, and lot more.
I have said this before and I will say it again, back up your registry
. You never know what could happen next. If the computer is acting strange, some features are disabled, or you are getting weird error messages, then your registry is probably corrupted. A single bad software can pretty much mess up the registry settings. Windows Registry acts as a central database for all system and user applications that require interacting with other core system components and utilities while performing the tasks.Although Windows has the ability to fix Windows Registry, it often fails to restore the old registry keys, making it difficult for users to manually find and resolve the issues. For this reason, it's advisable to create a complete backup of Windows Registry, so that you can replace the new registry keys with old ones. Today, we came across a small utility called Windows Registry Repair
, which has been tested to work on Windows 7.
is a recently launched unique all-in-one tweaker for Windows. It is a light-weight tool which lets you disable almost any feature that you don't need and also helps in optimizing your system's performance.
is a light weight portable tool which lets you perform a handful of simple tweaks. It lets you perform common windows tweaks with a single click otherwise you would have to manually edit the registry or follow tiresome steps to get the same results.
If any updates have been downloaded and are available for your Windows operating system then you see the Install Updates and Shut Down popup notification option before shutting down the computer, but what if you don't need this option even if the updates are available. Below I have explained the step by step process to disable this setting, it involves some small changes in the Windows Registry.
Editor's Notes: I don't recommend disabling this option since keeping Windows up-to-date is the best way to secure the computer. This can only come useful to those professional users who have full control over their computer and don't want to install specific updates at the moment.
Like previous versions of Windows, Windows 7 lets you tweak with core system utilities and change their functions according to your requirements. It includes Microsoft Management Console
snap-in called Local Group Policy Editor
, which enables you to change System and User Configurations. Apart from Windows core utilities, it allows you to enable/disable Windows features. For example, you can restrict users from accessing Windows Control Panel applets, disable Personalization options etc. You may know that Windows
has the ability to backup user and system data files. This setting is enabled by default in Windows 7, but if you don't need the backup and restore function, then go through the following simple steps to disable automatic backup feature.
You might have often seen that when you shutdown your Windows, all open applications are also terminated with it. But if you want that you should be asked to save you work before system goes to shutdown, you can easily enable this setting. You will need to make simple changes in the registry configuration.
Windows registry can become clogged after heavy activities and Windows 7 registry is no different. You will find registry keys left by uninstalled programs, trail applications, and badly programmed software. Once your registry gets filled with junk/useless keys, it directly effects your system performance. So which utility would you use to clean up Windows 7 registry? I have found Auslogic Registry Cleaner to be the best. Read More
Windows 7 lets you arrange your windows in an intelligent way with the help of Smart Window Arrangement
. For example, it lets you maximize the window by dragging it to the top and minimize the window by dragging it to the bottom to the taskbar. Although it is very useful feature but if you find it distracting then it is not a big deal to disable it.
Many software leave their traces in the Windows registry even through you have properly uninstalled them. When your registry is full of such traces(junk keys), your Windows performance is effected. Wouldn’t it be great if you could see what has changed in your registry and then take proper measures to remove the junk keys?
Back in February, I mentioned few ways to reinstall trial software when trial period has expired
. One reason the trial software cannot be reinstalled is because during the reinstallation process it detects the previous key from Windows registry and deny another installation. Wouldn’t it be great if you could see which key was added in the registry and then remove it more easily?
A few weeks back when I installed Windows 7, everything looked great, until I right-clicked the desktop. I always tend to keep my context menu clean and clutter-free. Since I am not a big fan of fancy Windows Gadget, removing it from the desktop right-click context menu makes sense.
Note: Before making changes to the registry, make sure you have backed up your Windows Registry, to learn how to backup, click here.
Sometimes when you uninstall a program and the uninstaller turns out be be corrupt, you have to manually remove the program from your computer by deleting the folders and shortcuts. But how will you remove registry items? Some of these registry items are left due to program errors, misapplied registry hacks, etc. Problems also arise when users transfer or delete programs without realizing that many registry entries are aiming to the old location. When such unwanted registry keys are left untouched, it can directly effect your computer’s stability and performance.
There are many registry cleaners out there like CCCleaner, etc, but one tool has recently garnered my attention. Little Registry Cleaner is a free opensource utility for cleaning obsolete or unwanted items from Windows Registry. Read More
One of our reader asked a simple question, “Do you have any idea how to reinstall trial software?
(after trial period)?” A simple Google search shows that most people are looking for it’s solution. I have two methods which you can try, one of them should definitely work.
Method 1: Backing Up Registry
Most trial software add a key in your system registry by tweaking it. When you uninstall a software after it’s trial period has expired, all files are deleted except the keys in the registry. Therefore when you try installing it again, it detects the key and gives you a message like for e.g, “Your trial period has expired”.
So the best way is to make a backup of the registry before installing any trial software. And when finally your trial has expired, you can uninstall the software, restore backup and try installing the software again. I have written a post explaining the steps of making a backup of your registry
Do you want to free up your RAM memory a little in Windows 7/Vista? You don’t need any software to clean up the memory, you only need to perform some basic maintenance tasks, that's all.
Do you get annoyed with the word Shortcut
written next to every new shortcut you make in Windows 7/Vista? If yes, then you should consider removing it. The best possible way that I could find to remove it was through Registry hacking which doesn't require any 3rd party tools to be installed.