How to do a clean boot on Windows 8.1, 7 and Vista

By | June 10, 2014
Windows Clean Support


Most of the people who use Windows-based PC are familiar with safe mode, actually safe mode is nothing but a method to start the PC using minimal resource or hardware and installed drivers to run computer faster and also it’s also very easy to go into the safe mode, just power on the button and press the F8 button and you are done!.

Windows Clean Support

But we are not much familiar with the Clean boot state, the purpose of performing is same as we have seen in safe mode but the method is totally different. Clean boot state is used to troubleshoot and diagnose major windows issues. Suppose suddenly you starts getting errors, unwanted shutdowns that you computer cannot detect  then you can go for this. All versions of Microsoft Windows supports Clean Boot such as Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Vista.

The prior reason of getting unwanted error is hardware failure or driver missing, in both the case you can follow the steps to make your PC run smoother and faster by performing clean boot on Windows 8.1, 7 and Vista. Steps which are provided below are simple and easy to follow but still you get any difficulties doing this can drop a comment below for help and assistance. So let’s begin Clean boot on windows 7.

Right now I have windows 7 running on my PC but have tried this on all the platform which we talked earlier. So don’t worry if you have different OS than me.



How to do a clean boot on Windows 8.1, 7 and Vista

If you are logged in and don’t have administrator privileges then log off first and log-in with the account which has administrator access. Now open run command on your PC, press Windows Key+R, type in msconfig and click OK.



Clean Boot-Run Command

A new Service window will open next after executing the run command, click the Services tab in the window.

Clean boot - System Configuration

In the Services you will so many listed services with manufacturer details and status that show the particular service is running or stopped. At the left bottom of the window you will see an unchecked check box labeled Hide all Microsoft services, you need to check it. Soon you will see all services of Microsoft has disappeared.



Now click on Disable, By following these two steps, you have effectively turned off all services from third-party software developers from your computer. All Microsoft services remain intact and ready to load when you reboot Windows.

Click OK, you will ask to restart your computer take effect these changes you have made to your device. Reboot your device.

Clean boot - System Configuration

At the time of restarting you windows will throw some error message that few software and hardware are missing, don’t bother about that, these errors are normal.

Unlike the Safe Mode, a Clean Boot allows you to disable all non-Microsoft services and applications to troubleshoot a PC running Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Once disabled, you can start turning third-party services back on to diagnose your computer.