SafeMSI.exe enables program uninstall option in Windows Safe Mode

Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode for Windows that starts your PC in a limited state. This is useful when you are not able to troubleshoot your PC properly in the normal mode.

However, if you want to uninstall a problem causing program in Safe Mode, normally you can’t without a registry tweak.
This is because, in safe mode Windows starts in a limited state, so the required Windows Installer service isn’t started so most programs can’t be uninstalled.
SafeMSI.exe is a tiny potable tool designed to uninstall programs very easily in safe mode. This utility will do a registry tweak and launch the Windows Installer service with a click.

If you want to uninstall a program in safe mode (You can enter into Safe Mode by pressing F8 key when the computer boots up), just run the tool SafeMSI.exe in Safe Mode, you don’t need to edit the risky registry by hand.
SafeMSI.exe is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7 and can be downloaded it free at source. [Via]

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


  1. Harry Bates

    Jan 2, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Thank you very much for the positive comments. If there are any improvements needed to the tool, feel free to let me know at:

    It was coded originally back in 2004, so it may need updating for Windows 7. From what I heard, it does work fine.

    You can find my other tools at by searching “Harry Bates”.

  2. Matin

    Jul 28, 2010 at 8:29 am

    SafeMSI.exe is good 🙂

    • Kannan

      Jul 29, 2010 at 4:01 am

      Hi Matin,
      Welcome and thanks for reading!

  3. Arafat Hossain Piyada

    Jul 27, 2010 at 5:59 am

    A must have tool for software tester, thanks for sharing this.

    • Kannan

      Jul 29, 2010 at 4:03 am

      Arafat,Yes it is useful for installing/uninstalling in Windows Safe Mode

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