Updating Windows® 7 in Safe Mode
Find out more about updating Windows 7 in Safe Mode
Windows 7 is the latest and best operating system from Microsoft. This OS comes preloaded with many features such as Windows Aero, Windows Defender, Windows Gadgets etc. Windows 7 also makes the system installed with it more secure and stable. Like previous versions of Windows based operating systems, even Windows 7 has an operational mode called safe mode. Safe mode is an operational state in which system would be working on very few services. There are three types of safe mode. Normal Safe mode, safe mode with networking and safe mode with command prompt. Safe mode can be used to diagnose and fix any issues with the working of the system and Windows 7 users can even update the OS when the system is in the safe mode In order to update Windows 7 in safe mode, users have to first access the safe mode by tapping the 'F8' function keys before Windows OS is loads. Windows 7 users can either install the updates when the system is in the safe mode or if users want to perform an online update of the OS, the safe mode with networking would have to be chosen.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding benefits of updating Windows 7 in safe mode:
- Avoids malware issues
- Quicker update
- Reduces chances of errors
Avoids malware issues
Updating Windows 7 in the safe mode ensures that malware related problems would not come up during the update process. As system would be operating on minimal system services, even if there are some malware infections within the system, they would not be started up along with the OS and users would be able to complete the update process without errors.
Updating Windows 7 involves changing some system files on the OS. Updating the Windows 7 OS in the safe mode of the system would be faster than carrying out an update in the normal system operational mode. This is because in the safe mode system memory would not be used up by any other application and also in case of carrying out an online update, the bandwidth would be fully allocated to the update process thereby users would be able to complete it quickly.
Updating Windows 7 in the safe mode would greatly reduce the chances of errors coming up on the system. This is because none of the applications installed on the system would be running in the background and even if there are some incompatible applications within the system, the update process would not be affected in anyway.
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