Enable Uninstall in Safe Mode

bluescreen

This post will show you how to enable the ability to uninstall programs when in safe mode. This can help if you have installed a driver or some other piece of software that may have blue screened your computer.

Guide

Launch your computer into safe mode and then run the following from a command prompt:

REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\MSIServer" /VE /T REG_SZ /F /D "Service"

Then you need to start the MSI service by running the following from the command prompt:

net start msiserver

Then go ahead and reboot your machine into Safe Mode again. Then try and uninstall a program from the Control Panel. You should now find that it allows you to do so.

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