How To Clean Your Registry in Microsoft Office

If you're having problems with your Microsoft Office program, you might need to clean the Registry. Virtually anything you do on Microsoft Office and the data and files needed to run this program are housed in the Registry, and having it clean and uncluttered will result to its greater efficiency. Here are some of the guidelines to remember if you need to clean your Registry in Microsoft Office:

  • Keep a back-up. Remember, though it's very useful that you clean up your registry to ensure the maximum efficiency of Microsoft Office, do know that the downside to this is that tinkering with the Registry just might result in lost files and programs. That's why it's important that you keep a back-up copy of your registry (this is true for any registry clean-up) so you could easily recover whatever files or data are accidentally deleted or altered.
  • Run Microsoft Office Diagnostics. Microsoft Office Diagnostics is a program that will help you identify and repair problems associated with Microsoft Office. This solution is actually as easy as pie. First, go to the "Start" button at the bottom left-hand corner of your screen. Click on "All Programs", then go to the Microsoft Office folder. Choose the "Microsoft Office tools" icon, and finally, click on "Microsoft Office Diagnostics". Once you click on Microsoft Office Diagnostics, you will find a pop-up box appear. Click on "Continue," to let the Diagnostics proceed. The program will then undertake 5 different tests, with the last step being a registry scan. Depending on the speed of your processor, this test can last from as little as 2 minutes to as long as 10 minutes. It's best that you run the Diagnostics without having other programs running. This will ensure that the program will run at maximum speed.
  • Try other downloadable Registry cleaners. There are a number of registry cleaners that are available online, not just for Microsoft Office but for other programs and operating systems as well. Running registry cleaners will enable your PC to run at maximum speed and efficiency. Again, do remember to have a backup (or two) of your registry just in case. Some of the websites that you could check out for downloadable registry cleaners include the following:, and
  • Consider consulting a professional. Technically, you could do your Microsoft Office Registry cleaning easily with the tools and procedures mentioned above; however, if you're specially uncomfortable about your tech skills it might be a wise move to consult with a professional instead. That's because tinkering with your computer registry can be quite risky, and a mistake could mean added stress and hassles for you. The trick is to consult with a professional and ask detailed questions, so you could do this procedure yourself in the future. 

Remember, it definitely is worth it to take the time to maximize the efficiency of your Microsoft Office program. As this is likely one of the most important tools of your trade, cleaning up your Registry will mean your higher work efficiency, as well. Good luck, and hope this helped!


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