Auslogics Registry Defrag can improve your system’s performance by compacting and improving your system’s ability to access the Windows registry.
In theory, and as programs are installed and/or removed from a system, the registry will not only grow in size but will also lose its linear structure, making it less responsive and causing increased access times.
A registry defragmentation can reverse this, eliminating useless space that was previously allocated to now uninstalled applications as well as restore a linear structure to the registry that optimizes access times.
I have come across many many registry defragmenting programs and the question that always comes to mind is: how effective can defragmenting a system’s registry in increasing a system’s speed? So, for example, if a program defragments the registry and tells me that my system can now access the registry, say, 8% faster than previously, will that translate in a noticeable difference in performance? Alas I have searched the Internet for information on this but was unable to find any research in this regard.
What I can say, however, is that it simply feels good to have the registry defragmented, and I am even willing to accept in theory that there is a performance boost even when I have no objective way to measure it.
What I like about this program:
- Transparency/reporting: it produces reports and visual representations that show exactly what it did, giving it a sense of credibility. It tells you exactly how much space was saved by the optimization process and the percent increase in registry access speed that you can expect. It even lists the registry hives that were affected (see second screenshot). In contrast to this I’ve tried other freeware registry defragmenters that did their thing without much input as to what took place.
- It’s fast: or at least seems fast; registry defragmentation seemed speedy and efficient, even for my very fragmented registry.
- It looks good: yes, that matters to me.
All in all this is a nicely designed little program that does what it promises to do in a very competent fashion.
Version tested: 126.96.36.199
Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/2000/2003.
Go to the program page to get the latest version (approx 1.5 megs).