How to do a clean boot in Windows 8.1?

PapaRiver

I was having some problems with installing the recent update for Windows 8.1, and read a suggestion that I perform a clean boot and try it again. Ok, but how do I do a “clean boot” with Windows 8.1?

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jimlynch
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How to perform a clean boot in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

"A clean boot is performed to start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This helps eliminate software conflicts that occur when you install a program or an update or when you run a program in Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista. You may also troubleshoot or determine what conflict is causing the problem by performing a clean boot."

jellyfish25
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Check this link with a detailed guide: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/23382-troubleshoot-problem-clean-boot-windows-8-a.html

MrsMith
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"1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. Or, if you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.

 

2. Type msconfig in the search box, and then tap or click msconfig.

 

3. On the Services tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then tap or click Disable all.

 

4. On the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click Open Task Manager. 

 

5. On the Startup tab in Task Manager, for each startup item, select the item and then click Disable. A screenshot for this step.

6. Close Task Manager.

 

7. On the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click OK, and then restart the computer."

 

Source - Microsoft Support 

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