If you uninstalled an application (one or several) using the standard method of uninstalling Windows, then the system might have mentioned software. They take up disk space, reduce OS performance. From this manual you will learn how to remove traces of the program from the registry manually, without third-party optimizers and "cleaners".
Completely remove traces from the registry
At the end of the article, you can watch a video with a detailed explanation if the text manual seems too complicated and confusing to you.
Ideally, perform the procedure below each time after removing an unnecessary program. So you spend less time. Or, once a week, spend 5-10 minutes cleaning the registry from "junk".
It is better to work a little with the pens and the head:
- Open the registry editor by writing "regedit" in the "Run" console (called by the combination Win + R ) or search for Windows:
- In the window that opens, you will see several folders. We will work with two - CURRENT_USER and LOCAL_MACHINE:
- Inside each of them we find the directory "SOFTWARE" containing a list of software - sometimes the name of the application is indicated, but more often - the development company. You should look inside the subfolder to see the software:
- We strongly recommend that you back up your Windows registry before making changes. To do this, go to the "File" - "Export ..." menu. Specify an arbitrary file name, save location and branch:
- To restore from backup, just run the REG-file and agree to make changes to the registry. Now you can start deleting traces - select, press Del on the keyboard or through the context menu:
In this way, you can remove all references to the program from the registry. At the end of the procedure, restart the computer.
And here is the instruction on how to remove traces from the file system: