4. Perform a Clean Boot
Performing a clean boot for your computer reduces conflicts related to software that can bring up the root causes why you can’t install drivers on Windows 10.
These conflicts can be caused by applications and services that start up and run in the background whenever you start Windows normally.
How to perform a clean boot
In order to successfully perform a clean boot on Windows 10, you have to be logged on as the administrator, then follow these steps:
- Select System Configuration
- Select Hide all Microsoft services box
- Click Disable all
- Go to Startup tab
- Click Open Task Manager
- Close Task manager then click Ok
- Reboot your computer
You will have a clean boot environment after all these steps are carefully followed, after which you can try and check if you still can’t install drivers, or if the problem is gone.
If you want to know how to add or remove startup apps on Windows 10, check out this simple guide.
5. Perform a System Reset
Performing a reset allows you to choose which files you want to keep, or remove, and then reinstalls Windows. Here’s how to get started:
- Click Start
- Click Settings
- Click Update & Security
- Click Recovery on the left panel
- Click Advanced options
- Click Reset this PC
- Click Get started and choose an option either Keep my files, Remove everything, or Restore factory settings
Note: all your personal files will be deleted and settings reset. Any apps you installed will be removed, and only pre-installed apps that came with your PC will be reinstalled.
If you’re having trouble opening the Setting app, take a look at this article to solve the issue. Need more info on how to factory reset your PC? Read this article and find out everything you need to know.
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