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Thread: How to start Windows Installer in Safe Mode in Windows Vista

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    John Guest

    How to start Windows Installer in Safe Mode in Windows Vista

    Subject explains it all. I need to remove iTunes (as the latest update is
    causing a blue screen), my desktop only boots in safe mode w/o networking.
    Needless to say, Windows Installer is disabled in safe mode (iTunes depends
    on Windows Installer). I tried the Windows XP knowledge based article to
    start the installer service, to no avail. Any help would be greatly
    appreciated.
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    JCC

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    Dave Guest

    Re: How to start Windows Installer in Safe Mode in Windows Vista

    Start > Run > Type 'msconfig' > OK > Boot > SafeBoot etc...

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    John Guest

    Re: How to start Windows Installer in Safe Mode in Windows Vista

    Tried that, no success. Tried again just to make sure and no success.
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    embecee Guest

    Re: How to start Windows Installer in Safe Mode in Windows Vista


    John did you have any success? i am dealing with a similiar issue and
    cannot find the key.


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    embecee

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    Bert Kinney Guest

    Re: How to start Windows Installer in Safe Mode in Windows Vista

    Hi,

    What is the exact problem?

    If the system only boot to safe mode, then run System Restore from there and
    restore the computer to just before the problem started.

    How to use System Restore in Windows Vista:
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/restoresysv.html

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    uvbogden Guest

    RE: How to start Windows Installer in Safe Mode in Windows Vista

    Most of us are used to installing an application update over an existing
    version of the program. However, for many programs in Vista, the old program
    must be completely uninstalled before the update or new program can be
    successfully installed. Download and installation of programs or updates
    sometimes fails, leaving broken install debris. Normal uninstall processes
    on Vista are generally inadequate, often leaving program remnant files and
    orphaned registry entries on your system. Buildup of this install/uninstall
    debris can block normal program installation, impair proper program
    functioning, generate any number of error messages, and degrade Vista
    performance.

    Complete removal of broken installs and incomplete uninstalls is essential
    for normal install processes to occur. You can do this retroactively, after
    debris buildup has accumulated to the point of major computer malfunction,
    using a good registry scanner/cleaner. It is preferred to do this
    proactively, cleaning file remnants and registry entries after each
    uninstall, preventing debris buildup. Proactively, you can remove this
    install/uninstall debris manually with help from Windows Install CleanUp
    Utility or you can use Smarty Uninstaller.

    The best way to remove all the remnants of a partially uninstalled program
    or a broken install is to use Smarty Uninstaller. This program will scan
    your system and list all the programs on your computer, including "broken"
    parts of programs. It will then run the program's uninstaller (if present),
    and then rescan to list any pieces left on your system. Clicking Cleanup
    will then remove all traces of your program and installation of the new or
    update program can then proceed normally.

    A link to Smarty Uninstaller and other information about install/uninstall
    problems can be found at the following tutorial. For information on removing
    an empty listing from your Programs and Features, see the second tutorial.
    The third and fourth links are to good registry scanner/cleaner programs. If
    the preceding doesn̢۪t solve your problem, see the fifth link about your
    Repair Vista Options.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/87...ram-vista.html

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/86...all-entry.html

    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    http://wisecleaner.com/download.html

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...-sequence.html

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