View Full Version : Windows Update in Safe Mode

19-08-2012, 08:53 PM
Is there any legitimate reason why M$ has decided that this isn't allowed?

20-08-2012, 09:14 AM
Safe mode is for trouble shooting and fixing, its runs only whats needed in the way of Drivers and Services. Windows update service doesn't run in safe mode, so the update wont work.

20-08-2012, 09:41 AM
You could probably start the update service, but I don't know why you'd want to, as wainuitech mentioned it is for diagnostics.

20-08-2012, 03:19 PM
My thinking is "safe mode" could be called "minimal mode"

It's barely enough to get Windows started. Typically used when the file system, device drivers or autostart services are seriously messed up.

I usually use it only when I want to remove something, so I can try to add it back on startup.

The Error Guy
20-08-2012, 04:01 PM
Most times my computer won't boot even safe mode doesn't cut it. When I mess up I like to make it worthwhile :devil