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Clean boot in Win 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro

    Clean boot in Win 8


    On the Microsoft KB page How to perform a clean boot in Windows, they say that in Win 7 you should disable startup items from the General tab.

    But in Win 8, even though Selective Startup and Load Startup items are shown the same way on the General tab, they say to instead disable the startup items from Task Manager>Startup tab. (On my Win 8 computer, Task Manager>Startup tab is only showing 5 items, seems like there might be more that are not showing).

    Any idea why MS is suggesting doing it that way, when the old way would still seem to work?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Vincenzo,

    Usually, that where they'll always be at, but you can use the tutorial below to see all startup programs.

    Startup Items - Manage in Windows 8

    If you like, see also: Troubleshoot Problem with Clean Boot in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    OK thanks
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.
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