How to do a Selective Startup and Avoid Software Conflicts during Installation?

by Raphael Nikolai on May 7, 2012

in TroubleShooting

We all encounter installation issues at some point in time. While most softwares are designed to install smoothly with your operating system, this is unfortunately not the case at all times.

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Most installation issues are caused by software conflicts on your computer. This means that you may have a software installed on your computer that is preventing the software from installing.

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If you encounter such issues during installation, I recommend doing a selective startup on your computer. You can do this by going to your system configuration by typing “msconfig” on the run dialog box.

Inside msconfig, go to the startup tab and hit disable all items listed and click apply.

It is also recommended that you disable non-microsoft services from your computer. You can do this by checking the “hide all microsoft services” and clicking on disable all.

Note that you need to restart your computer to enable all changes made through the System configuration tool (msconfig). You can revert all changes made by reversing the entire process.