Programs like an antivirus, system utility, and other software installed on your PC may contain processes that can cause conflicts, such as sudden freezes, blue screen of death (BSOD), performance issues, and other problems. A clean boot (by process of elimination) can help you figure out if Windows 10 is having drivers or apps problems. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to do a clean boot on Windows 10 to help you troubleshoot and determine which software is causing conflicts on your machine.

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How to do clean boot on Windows 10

Use the steps to perform a clean boot on Windows 10, use these steps: Once you restart your computer, if the problem disappears, then you’ll have an idea of what’s causing the problem, and you can address it accordingly.

If you couldn’t update the operating system, or install or uninstall a software, you can try now again. In this environment, you can also try to start a program that wasn’t working before.

How to undo clean boot on Windows 10

Use these steps to undo the changes and boot Windows 10 normally: Keep in mind that “Windows Clean boot” is not the same as “Safe Mode”. On Safe Mode, Windows starts with a minimal set of drivers and services, and it’ll continue to start third-party drivers and programs during boot.

A clean boot is meant to troubleshoot software conflicts by disabling certain third-party software, services, and drivers during startup. It’s also worth pointing out that you can also use these instructions to troubleshoot software conflicts on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. If the problem continues, then you can also start Windows in Safe Mode to further troubleshoot and determine what’s causing the issue. Usually, Safe Mode can help you to diagnose booting problems, and issues on a wired or wireless network adapter. And it’s also a recommended environment to do a virus scan. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.