How to Make Windows Installer Work In Safe Mode.

KB ID 0000177 Dtd 17/10/11

Problem

Quite why Microsoft have it disabled I don’t know.

install in safe mode

But to enable it you need to do the following.

Solution

Option 1 (If you are in “Safe Mode”).

1. Click Start > in the Search/Run box type cmd {enter} then type the following,

REG ADD “HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSafeBootMinimal MSIServer”/VE/T REG_SZ /F/D”Service” {enter}

2. Then type in the following,

net start msiserver {enter}

Option 2 (If you are in “Safe Mode”).

I had a problem doing this with a Windows 7 machine the other week. So instead I simply ran the following .reg file.

Allow install in safe mode.

Which if you want to take a look does this:


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSafeBootMinimalMSIServer] @=”Service”

Then manually started the installer service:

net start msiserver

install in safe mode

Option 3 (If you are in “Safe mode with Networking”).

1. Click Start > in the Search/Run box type cmd {enter} then type the following,

REG ADD “HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSafeBootNetwork MSIServer”/VE/T REG_SZ/F/D”Service” {enter}

2. Then type in the following,

net start msiserver {enter}

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