WHEN DOES AN ERROR BECOME A PROBLEM?
Errors in Windows registry commonly occur when you install several different programs for the same task and then uninstall the ones you didn’t like i.e. try different image viewers/editors and then uninstall the ones you didn’t like – the one you left could stop working as it is supposed to. Errors, such as “product already installed”; installation errors; Windows Installer (MSI) errors; file association (file extension) errors; application compatibility problems; app updating issues; can occur even if you install and uninstall different versions of the same app. But why?
Developers and bugs! Humans forget things, make mistakes. Software developers today are still humans. They are often in a hurry to release the new version. They do not have much time to test the software in different scenarios. Each new version fixes, improves or adds something. This is the main reason for so many version numbers of programs i.e. 7.12.09.105. A lot of freeware apps are made by developers that develop them in their spare time – not enough time for testing. There are many old freeware apps highly recommended all over the web, but they are neither updated nor tested. You can see the following clause in lots of software license agreements:
“WARRANTY DISCLAIMER – THIS PRODUCT IS DELIVERED TO YOU ‘AS IS’ AND WITH ALL FAULTS. WE DO NOT WARRANT THE PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS YOU MAY OBTAIN BY USING THIS PRODUCT…”
Problems you might experience on your personal computer is closely related to the number and the quality of the software you install on it.
Errors you might see when you run a Registry Cleaner are not critical, and some are not even errors. You might have thousands of such errors on your computer and never notice a system slowdown or experience any problems. Windows can handle millions of registry keys and values without any problem because of its structure. Did you know that programs like Microsoft Office install tens of thousands registry keys and values? Does installing Microsoft Office or another big software package slow down your system? Of course not!