Delete Registry Keys

If you delete certain registry keys in Windows, also called registry entries, it can give your PC a speed increase, although in most cases a minor one. Not many people know there is a way you can do this manually. Although removing registry keys by yourself is a time-consuming process, it gives you total power over which keys you delete or not. This comes in handy when you need to delete a certain registry key of a certain program. Below is explained how to delete registry keys Windows 7, Vista and XP.


Backup Your Windows You Delete Any Registry Keys

Delete Registry KeysThe first thing you should always do when you delete or edit something in the Windows Registry is making a backup of it. You can do this the following way:

How To Delete Registry Keys

Remember, never delete a registry key when you aren't sure of if you can delete it or not. Some registry keys are needed for crucial programs that you need to keep your PC running safely, or keep running at all. Always try to find out which key you are deleting and which programs it's used for. When you think you made a mistake and you want to correct it you can always use the backup of your registry that you made.