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Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 11 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts

Troubleshooting Windows can be a complex process due to the many different drivers, settings, and programs interacting simultaneously. This varied environment may lead to software conflicts that manifest in a number of ways. This varied environment may lead to software conflicts that manifest in a number of ways, often times as Windows struggling to start up properly or updates failing to install.

A clean boot starts Windows with a minimal set of drivers and startup programs, so that you can determine whether a background program is interfering with your game or program. This is similar to starting Windows in Safe Mode, but provides you more control over which services and programs run at startup to help you isolate the cause of a problem.

This tutorial will show you how to perform a clean boot to start Windows 11 using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs for troubleshooting application conflicts.

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