Registry Booster Review

by Rod Dunne on July 16, 2010

in Articles, Registry Cleaners Articles, Tips and Tools

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This Registry Booster review looks at the 2010 edition of this ever popular product. Registry Booster has been one of the best and most used registry cleaners on the market for the past number of years so this version had a lot to live up to. Thankfully it doesn’t disappoint.

Usability

The application for 2010 is now using a new install process and the Registry Booster download file size has been reduced. This means it is a lot quicker to download and the installation process will have it installed in minutes. This is also the first version to support the Windows 7 operating system.

As with the previous user interface it has deliberately been kept quite simple. The basic functionality of scanning and repairing the registry are its main functions. The scan process is free to try and you only need to pay in order for Uniblue Registry Booster to run the registry repair and complete its computer repair jobs.

The scan results are displayed back with severity levels to let you know how severe the fault is with the registry. This lets you gauge whether or not you need to purchase the license to clean registry faults or in some cases you could remedy the issue yourself (e.g. removing applications for which a registry problem was detected).

Support and Services

With such a simple tool it hardly needs a heavy duty support system. Uniblue do have a support section to their site along with details of known issues. Note that this is a different product to PC Booster by Inkline.

Value Added Features

One key additional feature is the automated back-up function. Prior to running any PC repair jobs the software makes a duplicate copy of your Windows registry for you that can be used at a later stage if it becomes corrupted (e.g. from virus damage). This is a great feature to have as maintaining versions of the file are one of the easiest ways to fix PC errors.

Possible Disadvantages

The registry defragmentation feature will clean registry files of data that has been dispersed across the file. This function doesn’t appear heavily in other applications so its inclusion in the product seems more like marketing spiel than a useful slow computer fix. If the tool provided some before & after performance data to show how the defragmentation could speed up Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 then perhaps this feature be more immediately useful.

Conclusion

Registry Booster is one of the stalwarts of registry repair and cleaning tools. While it is a simple tool, it does work very well and just about any Windows owner could operate it. Thankfully, Uniblue have focused its use purely on resolving registry problems and not gone overboard with the functionality so this version is just as effective as previous editions.

Alternate Tools

  • Registry Easy: Cleans, repairs and optimizes the registry file. Free Scan | Registry Easy Review
  • RegCure: A fully featured registry and system optimizer that supports Windows 7. RegCure Review
  • XP Repair Pro: Registry and system repair and optimization that scans for over 60,000 common computer errors. Free Scan.. | XP Repair Pro Review

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