How to Perform Clean Boot in Windows 10 / 8 / 7

How to Perform Clean Boot in Windows 10 / 8 / 7

June 4, 2019 By Xtremerain Editorial Team

    Sometimes, You will need to perform clean boot to troubleshoot common problems in Windows 10, 8.1, 8 or 7. But, Do you know how to do it properly? This article contains all relevant information that will help you.

    Most of the windows users are familiar with a word ‘Clean Boot‘. Maybe, Many users don’t know how to do it and what is it. When you open your PC, It also loads some third-party startup items and services. Sometimes, These services affect your computer performance and also create various problems.  But in 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 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 is responsible for that problem, It will fix the problem or help you to find out which programs or services are responsible for your problem. 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 you a lot. Now, It’s time to know how to do it on your PC. It is not complex. Anyone can do it easily. I’ll show you the steps to do it. It will work on any versions of windows including windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7 etc.

    Here are the steps –

    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.

    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.

    system config gen

    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.

    hiding ms service system config

    • Click on Apply and OK.
    • Then restart your computer.

    It will keep your PC in clean boot state. It should fix your problem. 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.