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How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10.

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In the Windows search bar, type in msconfig and click on System Configuration result.

Or, in the App list of the Windows Start Menu, expand the Windows Administrative Tools folder, then click on System Configuration.

Now, go to the Services tab, tick the Hide all Microsoft services option under the box, and then the select Disable all button. Finally, click the OK or Apply button to save the changes.

The next step is to open the Task Manager. You can do this either by; right-click on any blank space in the taskbar, then on Task Manager from the menu that will appear. Or use the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keyboard shortcut keys to open it.

Alternatively, in the System Configuration tool, select the Startup tab, then click on Open Task Manager.

When the Task Manager opens, go to the Startup tab. If you see any services that it publisher is not Microsoft Corporation which is still Enabled, right-click on the service, and then on Disable for all of them.

When you are through, go back to the System Configuration tool. This time, go to the Boot tab. In the Boot Options section, check the Safe boot option, then on the Apply and OK button.

Finally, Restart your computer.

See also: What Can I Disable in Task Manager’s Startup List?

Importance of a Clean Boot in Windows 10

Performing a clean boot is an important steps is finding out if the cause of the issue you are experiencing is due to a recent application or update you just install.

If after the clean boot, the issue stops, then it means you have to uninstall your recently installed application or update. Or better still, you can just perform a System Restore instead.

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