Uniblue RegistryBooster Review
The RegistryBooster utility has been discontinued but most of the functions that made this program so popular are now integrated within the SpeedUpMyPC computer optimization utility.
For the sake of the RegistryBooster review and tutorial, we have an older computer that is running slow with occasional lockups so I thought I would try RegistryBooster, made by Uniblue software, to see if it helps and show a walkthrough or tutorial of the process.
This is a review of the older version.
The computer is an older average system that has been used for about 2 ½-years. It is an Intel Pentium 4 CPU at 2.6GHz with 512 MB of RAM running Windows XP Professional. The computer has only been used for basic office tasks and for no reason slowly started showing signs of aging.
Before installing RegistryBooster, I checked the resources and boot-time. The computer took one-minute and ten-seconds to boot to a usable desktop. I took a screenshot of the performance and resources being used from the Windows task manager. Looks like about 225 MB of available memory and 41 processes running before running RegistryBooster.
I then Installed RegistryBooster. It was an uneventful installation.
RegistryBooster automatically did a scan when it was launched and quickly came up with this notice:
This next screenshot shows the system overview before repairing the registry. Note the system registry health is low.
This RegistryBooster screenshot shows the interface and the scan results with all of my 372 invalid registry entries. I also have two choices. I can create a backup of the registry or I can repair the registry.
RegistryBooster boasts that it is safe but just to be on the safer side, I clicked to do a backup of the registry. This is a recommended step.
The backup of the registry completed uneventful. Remembering that Uniblue boasts that RegistryBooster is the most trusted and safest registry cleaner and Microsoft Certified Partner, I clicked to repair the registry.
Once I clicked to repair the registry, the following screen popped up telling me that I should do a complete backup of the registry. I just did that but after reading the message, I would have no choice but to do another backup so I smacked Yes.
RegistryBooster went through its repair utility uneventful and told me it completed the repair.
When RegistryBooster was complete, it recommended that I reboot the computer.
I checked the boot time and the free memory. The computer rebooted quicker, fifty-five seconds to a usable desktop gaining a full 15 seconds, freed up about 40 MB of available memory and lowered my running processes. Very impressive so far.
It seems my registry health is now medium. I tried another registry scan and it came up with no errors. Wonder what Registry defrag will do to the performance.
Shortly after clicking on the Defrag Now button, I was asked to reboot the computer, naturally, I smacked Yes to reboot.
This shot shows the performance after a reboot.
The registry defrag freed up more memory and RegistryBooster tells me that my registry is healthy. It looks like we gained another 45 MB of available memory. The computer just feels healthier too, a faster, well oiled machine again.
RegistryBooster is a very impressive product. A grand total of about 85 MB of available memory freed up just from running the RegistryBooster registry scan and registry defrag. The performance of the computer is noticeable too. The apps open faster and it hasn’t locked up yet like it was before the test. RegistryBooster is a highly recommended solution for your registry problems.
On a scale of Bytes to Brontobytes, RegistryBooster gets a Brontobyte!
Just for the fun of it I did a restore of the registry from the backup that was created earlier in this tutorial. The restore is a very important feature to have working just in case the registry repair process did not work. I picked the manual registry backup that was done earlier in the RegistryBooster review.
The restore of the corrupted registry went well, the Windows Task Manager tells that story quite well. The computer actually lost about 54 MB of available memory by restoring the registry. RegistryBooster just works!
In the next review, let's see if the Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC utility can increase the performance even more.
The UniBlue PowerSuite 2013
A computer needs to be cleaned up in more ways than the average person has time for. The file system needs to optimized at regular intervals. The hard drive needs defragmenting. The registry needs to be defragged and optimized. Outdated system device drivers can slow your PC to a crawl. The UniBlue PowerSuite combines MaxiDisk, a new version of SpeedUpMyPC that combines all of the functionality of RegistryBooster into one package, and DriverScanner all for one low price in one easy to use package to keep your computer running at its peak performance. See the Review of the UniBlue PowerSuite here