On newer Windows XP and Vista computers, registry cleaners do very little, if anything, to improve the performance or startup time of the computer.. And to clean out the minor registry items you've described will do almost nothing. The unused registry entries.
As we've discussed before about the need to reduce bootup time, it's more important to eliminate unnecessary startup programs and services.. Those registry cleaners can do more harm than good. I generally leave it alone..
Hope this helps.
I have FixIt Utilities. One of the things it can do is "clean the registry" by removing unnecessary items. Among these are Desktop Schemes (I don't use any), Unused International Keyboard Settings (there are about a hundred, and I only read English), and Unused Time Zones (Do I really need "Ekteruberg Standard Time?"
It seems that eliminating this stuff would slim down the Registry quite a bit. Good idea or no? Will this speed bootup?
Current bootup time 2 min 15 sec.
Gateway, 3 GHz, 2 GB RAM.