SafeMSI - How to install / uninstall application in Safe Mode

7/10/2012 0 Comments

By default, in Windows 7 installing and uninstalling programs is disabled. In Safe mode has limited essentials services running. This causes problems with some installer. 

You may ask why would I want to install/uninstall program from Safe Mode? Well, lets say your machine gets infected by fake virus or some other reason. 

To start Windows Installer in Safe Mode:
1. Restart your computer and press F8 before the Boot Menu or splash screen.
2. Copy paste the following code on the RUN box "REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\MSIServer" /VE /T REG_SZ /F /D "Service""
3. Type "net start msiserver" on the Run box to start the MSIServer.

After this is done, you should be able to install/uninstall application from safe mode.