How to perform clean boot in Windows 10/8/7

If you have been using Windows OS for a quite few time, you might know that Microsoft often releases some patches to fix various problems. However, if your computer is still showing some problems such as it is frequently freezing, drivers are not working correctly, some hardware has stopped working suddenly, etc. you can perform clean boot in Windows 10/8/7 to diagnose this kind of problem within moments.

There can be different problems when you need to perform clean boot instead of performing Safe boot on Windows computer. If you do not know what clean boot is, the following information may help you a lot.

What is clean boot?

Clean Boot is such as virtual functions of Windows computer that allows users to find out the culprit that is slowing down your computer or freezing different app windows even now and then. When you run a computer is clean boot state, it disables all the services and items from startup to check whether any software or driver is making problems or not. It starts up with minimal drivers those are mandatory, no matter what.

As there is no particular option to perform this boot, you need to do some work on your own to get such feature. However, in most of the cases, it has found to be a solution to such problems as mentioned before.

Therefore, if you want to perform clean boot in Windows 10/8/7 computers, you can follow these steps.

Perform clean boot in Windows 10 and Windows 8/8.1

  1. Press Win + R, type msconfig and hit the Enter button. It will open System Configuration window.
  2. On the General tab, select Selective startup boot option and make sure the Load startup items option is not checked.

 How to perform clean boot in Windows 10/8/7

  1. Switch to Services tab.
  2. Click on Hide all Microsoft services. It would hide all pre-installed services or essential services from the list.
  3. Make sure rest of the services are checked and hit the Disable all button.

 How to perform clean boot in Windows 10/8/7

  1. Open Task Manager and switch to Startup
  2. Select all the items and click on Disable.
  3. Restart your computer and check whether it is running smoothly or not. In other words, you need to check whether your PC is performing normally or not.

As the heading says, these following steps are mainly for Windows 10, and Windows 8/8.1 computer since Microsoft has changed a couple of options in the “System Configuration” panel. Therefore, do perform all the five steps as mentioned earlier and then follow the following steps to perform clean boot in Windows 7.

Perform clean boot in Windows 7

  1. On the System Configuration window, switch to Startup
  2. Select all the items and click on Disable.

No matter what OS version you are using, you must need to restart your computer to check whether drivers or everything is working fine or not. After confirming, it’s time to find out the culprit. Therefore, you need to enable all the services and apps one by one to check which is creating problems.

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