Dusting the Computer from the Inside?

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Infopackets Reader Raymond T. writes:

" Dear Dennis,

It must be nice to know how all the rubber bands and wheels work to make the computer operate.

I have been a computer user since 1982. Back then, I owned a Radio Shack TRS80 Mk 11, or a 'Trash 80', as they were called. It had stick figures that walked across the screen, stopped in the middle, turned and said, 'Hi ray!', so I just had to buy it. ;-)

But now I am 65 and my memory is not as good as it used to be; in fact, I am getting to the stage where technology she gets better and memory gets worse. So, I want a program that will have a look at the guts of my computer, clean up as much as it can so that it gets 'dusted' as you put it in one of your articles.

Now, whilst Registry Mechanic is fine for the Registry, that doesn't necessarily clean up all the bits and pieces, does it? I would be happy to give Registry Mechanic a try, but if I thought it was the one answer, but there may be a better program that looks after the whole gizmo. You know what I mean? Well, anyway, its good to sit and talk but I gotta go and wash the cat. "

My response:

I thought I was the only one who washed my cats ;-) I have two cream-colored, long-haired Himalayan Blue-Point kitties that need lots of love (and grooming).

With that aside, I think you'll find the answer to your question after reading the article below. It's my Top 10 Must-Have PC Utilities list and it explains (very briefly) what each utility does, and why you would need it. There are optional links to in-depth reviews that follow:

Top 10 Must-Have PC Maintenance Utilities

Also see:

Registry Mechanic vs. WinOptimizer Platinum

I hope that answers your question.

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