How to uninstall programs in Safe Mode in Windows 8 | 7

Sometimes programs may not uninstall in the regular mode correctly, and you may at times have to boot in safe mode to uninstall software. However, Windows Installer will not work under Safe Mode, this means that programs cannot be installed or uninstalled in safe mode without giving a specific command using msiexec in command prompt. This post will show you how to uninstall programs in Windows Safe Mode

Uninstall programs in Safe Mode

To make Windows Installer to work under Safe Mode you need to create registry entries. To know how to do it manually, click : How to make Windows Installer work in Safe Mode.

Alternatively, you can also download and use this freeware utility which automates the entire process and makes thing easier for you.

Simply download SafeMSI, boot in safe mode and then run this utility.

uninstall safe mode How to uninstall programs in Safe Mode in Windows 8 | 7

That’s it!  You will now be able to uninstall software in safe mode in Windows.

You might want to read about Safe Mode in Windows 8.

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com. Please create a System Restore Point before trying out any software & be careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware. Add me on Google+.
  • http://yethzbox.blogspot.com yethz

    a very useful tool… Thank you very much bro ;)

  • Grr

    Thanks.

    This is of great help. I run into such issues at times.

    Thanks, Grr

  • diho

    thanks thanks

  • MOBILESPACE

    great tips very usefull for other

  • Anonymous

    SO USE A DIFFERENT UNINSTALLER YOU DONT HAVE TO USE WINDOWS UNINSTALL PROGRAM IN SAFE MODE ANYHOW

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