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I am using the Windows Professional XP x64 operating system and I know from its general performance that I need to clean or correct the registry. I have been unable to download such a program from the Web. Any suggestions?

Celeste StewartRegistry Cleaners Improve Performance

You are correct in deciding that a registry cleaning utility will help your computer's performance. That's because a huge number of computer errors and system slowdowns start in the registry. By fixing the problem at the root level, your computer's performance will improve dramatically. For example, the Windows registry contains tens of thousands of instructions and variables. The operating system refers to the registry for performing its functions. However, if a registry entry is obsolete, incorrect, missing, or damaged, then Windows can't follow the instructions properly or efficiently. The result: a computer error or slow performance.

The Problem with 64-bit Versions of Windows

Unfortunately, users with 64-bit versions of Windows are outside of the "mainstream." While these operating systems offer numerous benefits, they also are not as widely supported by third party software developers. Hence, you're having a tough time finding a registry cleaning utility for your operating system. Fortunately, you asked a Tech Jock who asked a major software developer for help. I contacted ParetoLogic software and asked if RegCure would work on your system. This is one of our recommended tools and a personal favorite of mine. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until 2009 when they release a 64-bit version.

Recommended Registry Cleaners

You don't want to wait, do you? I didn't think so. I did find a 64-bit registry cleaner online called CleanMyPC. This product is built for 64-bit operating systems and is fully aware of the nuances of your system. This is a commercial product that costs about $30 for a one-year subscription. A lifetime subscription is also available. They offer a free 15-day trial so that you can get a feel for the software and what it can accomplish before you buy.

In addition to working on the 64-bit version of Windows XP Professional, this software also works with the 64-bit version of Windows Vista. For those who need an alternative to RegCure and don't want to wait for the 64-bit version, consider this as an alternative. Come back to and let us know how it worked out for you.

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