Do you want to know how you can perform the clean boot in Windows 11, 10, 8, or 7? This article will guide you to do it.

Clean Boot is necessary to troubleshoot various errors and problems on Windows OS. From Windows 7 to the latest Windows 11, you may need it. In fact, you should know how you can boot into a clean state on Windows. Before knowing about the procedures, you should have a bit of knowledge about the clean boot.

What is Clean Boot?

Most of the windows users are familiar with the word ‘Clean Boot‘. But, What it is? When you start using your PC, you may install a lot of third-party software and services on the PC. Most of them run something in the background. These background services start automatically during the startup of Windows. So, the Windows don’t remain fresh after startup. But, If you disable these startup items and all the background services except the required one to run Windows normally, that helps to understand the PC performance and third-party services impact on it. This is called clean boot.

In a clean boot state, Windows doesn’t load any third-party programs and services during startup. So, People prefer it to troubleshoot many windows problems specially BSOD.

When Do You Need Clean Boot?

If you face any critical windows problems repeatedly, You may require performing a clean boot. If any of the third-party programs or services are responsible for that error, it will help you to find out which programs or services are responsible. Normally, We do it when we face critical windows problems like the blue screen of death errors.

How to Perform Clean Boot?

You already know that a clean boot can help to troubleshoot various Windows errors. But, How to perform clean boot? It is not big deal. Anyone can do it easily. You can follow the steps given below to boot into the clean boot. These steps are applicable for all Windows 11, 10, 8, 8.1, 7, and some ancient versions of Windows.

Here are the steps –

run msconfig windows

Step 1: Opening System Configuration Window

  • At first, Press Windows Flag Key + R on the keyboard to open RUN.
  • Now, Type msconfig and press Enter. It will open your System Configuration window.
selecting startup system configuration

Step 2: Selective Startup

By default, You will be on the General tab. There, you will see Selective Startup. From it, Uncheck Load Startup Items. Make sure that Load System services and Use original boot configuration are checked.

disabled third party startup serviced windows

Step 3: Disabling Third-Party Services

  • At first, Go to Services tab.
  • From there, Mark Hide all microsoft services. You will find it at the bottom of that window.
  • Now, click on Disable all.
  • Click on Apply and OK.
  • Then restart your computer.

It will keep your PC in a clean boot state. It should help to identify the root of any problem caused by third-party software or service. But if you still think there is something wrong, You can uncheck Load system services and click on Apply & OK. Then restart your PC.

To return to normal boot, Just undo the changes you have done and restart your PC.

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