NTREGOPT

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1j
  • Total Downloads:
    35,627
  • Date Added:
    June 15, 2006
  • File Size:
    472.47KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Recover a little Windows Registry space with this simple, yet effective, freeware compactor. NT Registry Optimizer's interface couldn't be easier to use; you either click OK to start the process or Cancel to stop it. During the optimization process, NTREGOPT displays the name of the hive being optimized and shows a bar that loosely reports the percentage left to complete.

Our testers found NTREGOPT fast without taking too much of the system's CPU resources. However, it ran best when all other programs were closed. It doesn't make any changes to Windows Registry entries, but is merely rebuilding the hives to eliminate dead space. After the program completes the optimization process, it displays the old and new sizes of the Registry. The percentage of space recovered varies greatly from system to system, but most test systems saved at least 5 percent. You must reboot your system to complete the process.

NTREGOPT fails with a safe error message if you attempt to optimize a second time without the reboot. The program is effective, efficient, and simple to run. Anyone comfortable editing the Windows Registry will find this Hive compactor a useful tool.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"silly silly application."

June 04, 2014  |  By thejohnscott

 |  Version: NTREGOPT 1.1j

Pros

none really.

Cons

Messing with the registry is dangerous and should never be done unless there is a very specific problem.

Summary

Doesn't really seem to do anything beneficial. Why oh why? To reclaim a few MB's messing around with the registry is a dumb idea.

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5 stars

"Seems to work as expected"

April 12, 2014  |  By Mark R. Jones

 |  Version: NTREGOPT 1.1j

Pros

Small download, GUI is simple to use.

Cons

None that I can comment on

Summary

Many experts will say that registry cleaning is not necessary but seem to agree and/or suggest that registry optimization is a good idea.

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5 stars

"6+ years of reliable performance"

March 30, 2010  |  By docholliday80

 |  Version: NTREGOPT 1.1j

Pros

Free, fast, easy to use, very stable in Windows XP.

Cons

Lack of post XP support

Summary

Used this app for years and is the most stable way to compact the registry that I have found, never had a problem after 100's of times running this and the performance on my XP box has always been as good as new.

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2 stars

"Killed my pc"

August 08, 2009  |  By theallcanadian

 |  Version: NTREGOPT 1.1j

Pros

The first time I used it I saw an impressive increase in my computer's performance.

Cons

The second time I used it, NTREGOPT corrupted my registry and it took me a few days to repair it.

Summary

Efficient but dangerous

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4 stars

"does a good job"

April 12, 2009  |  By andrew.adams33

 |  Version: NTREGOPT 1.1j

Pros

like the way it organises the registry. Speeds up my system for short time.

Cons

boost it gives does not last past a few hours.

Summary

easy to use

Updated on Feb 13, 2011

still one of the best programmes I can find which are free to use.

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5 stars

"Awesome software"

January 03, 2009  |  By wayne333333

 |  Version: NTREGOPT 1.1j

Pros

Very small program, Easy to use. One click and its done

Cons

None that i am aware of

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1 stars

"WARNING !!!!!"

June 08, 2008  |  By sogetthis

 |  Version: NTREGOPT 1.1j

Pros

WARNING !!!!!

Cons

WARNING !!!!!

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4 stars

"Not sure what it did."

May 24, 2008  |  By limtzhng

 |  Version: NTREGOPT 1.1j

Pros

The program is small and executed quickly.

Cons

Will someone, CNET Editors perhaps, explain what is the difference between compacting and compressing. If they mean the same thing, I sure hell don't want my registry files to be compressed. As far as I know, compression means the compressed files have to be 'uncompressed' in order for the O/S to read it and it actually slows down the process. If this is the case, how does one undo what this little program did? Another downside is, this program has not been developed since 2005. Is this as good as it gets?

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5 stars

"Excellent"

March 11, 2008  |  By einstein999123

 |  Version: NTREGOPT 1.1j

Pros

I highly recommend this if you have a tendency to tweak with your system and/or like installing and uninstalling software.

Cons

I wouldn't really recommend this for novices, as one should always be careful with the registry, but instead Auslogics Registry Defrag.

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4 stars

"Does boost performance."

January 31, 2008  |  By Zane77

 |  Version: NTREGOPT 1.1j

Pros

This program is very simple and easy to use. When I opened NTREGOPT it has a small window, that says welcome this program optimizes the registry files of your windows.

Next I click ok to start the process then it will optimize the registry. Now another window appears with the results of my computer. Registry optimization is complete, current registry size 28,872,704 bytes reduced to 28,041,216 bytes, which is a 3% reduction.

Cons

Does require computer to be restarted to activate the optimized registry.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Lars Hederer
Publisher web site http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/
Release Date June 15, 2006
Date Added June 15, 2006
Version 1.1j
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 472.47KB
File Name ntregopt-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 35,627
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
 
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