How to Boot Windows in Safe Mode

How to Boot Windows in Safe Mode

Whenever the computer got some functional error or other kinds of issues other users recommended switching into a safe mode to check it. If you are using windows 10 and you might notice that you try the old method of safe mode like mashing that F8 key or pressing Shift + F8 key at a specific time. These methods now not work in windows 10. Windows 10 manufacture start to focus to make their operating system faster. So that’s why these old methods are now disabled in windows 10. To boot Safe mode in windows 10 in not change. We show all methods to boot in safe mode.

What is Safe Mode?

Safe mode is a built-in troubleshooter feature and diagnostic mode of a computer operating system. Safe mode is different from normal boot mode. In this Windows safe mode, there are only essential system programs and services are to allow to start up at boot. In other words, we can say that the safe mode operating system reduced the functionality, which is helpful to identify the solution of error or corrupted problem. This mode is basically used to solve the correct system and any kind of system problem that occurs in your operation system.

How to Boot in Safe Mode on Windows 10

 

Method 1. Use “Shift + Restart” on the Windows 10 at Windows login or Startup

If you want to go to Safe mode you should have to open the Windows recovery environment. In recovery mode the there are number troubleshooting option is available and, in this list, safe mode is also available there.

Now what you have to do when your computer at the log-in screen. hold down your SHIFT key on your keyboard that key should be still pressed and click on the Restart button.

Boot in safe mode by Shift + right click method
Boot in safe mode by Shift + right click method

If you are log-in in your windows you can also do it the same process from the Start button.

Click on Start button After that click on Shutdown icon and then Hold Down Shift Key and Click on Restart.

Boot in safe mode by Shift + right click method
Boot in safe mode by Shift + right click method

After that process, it will give you a list of options. At there you can access Windows Troubleshoot tools. Click on Troubleshoot

How to Boot Windows in Safe Mode
How to Boot Windows in Safe Mode

In troubleshoot option click on Advanced options

How to Boot Windows in Safe Mode
How to Boot Windows in Safe Mode

Now on the Advanced options screen, click on Startup Settings.

How to Boot Windows in Safe Mode
How to Boot Windows in Safe Mode

When you click on Startup Settings. When you click on that it will say that you Restart to change windows options such as list low-resolution mode, debugging mode, boot logging, Safe mode, and other you should have to click on the Restart button

How to Boot Windows in Safe Mode
How to Boot Windows in Safe Mode

After that Windows will restart, it will show a list that you can choose which boot options you want to be enabled. So you should have to enable Safe mode, So there are 3 different safe modes that you can choose:

  • Enable Safe Mode by pressing 4 or F4 key
  • Safe Mode with Networking by pressing 5 or F5
  • Safe Mode with Command Prompt by pressing 6 or F6
How to Boot Windows in Safe Mode
How to Boot Windows in Safe Mode

 

Method 2. Enable Safe Mode by System Configuration tool (msconfig.exe)

You can enable safe mode easily from System Configuration. This is the easiest method to enable safe mode. If you are login in windows 10 you just follow things to do.

Open your Run Windows by pressing (Windows + R) and type “msconfig.exe”. Alternative open your windows search and type “System Configuration”.

Open System configuration
Open System configuration

When System Configuration opens click on Boot tab under boot options you will see safe boot check that to enable safe mode.

Enable safe mode from system configuration
Enable safe mode from system configuration

When you click on the OK button, there will be a pop-up. It will notify you of the change you have made to apply need to restart your computer. If you are done you work then click on the “Restart Now” button. Make sure that you save your previous unsaved work. If you still have work to do, then click on Exit without restartButton and restart your computer when you have done your work. It will straight open windows safe mode when you restart your computer

You can also choose additional options for safe mode. Which describe bellow what action it performs:

  • Minimal: This Safe Mode operates the minimal number of drivers and services will run with standard Windows GUI (Graphical User Interface) Minimal Safe Mode will display the minimum resolution of 800×600.
  • Alternate Shell: This Safe Mode will run a Command Prompt, without the Windows GUI. This type of mode Requires knowledge of advanced text commands of command prompt. You will operative mode in text command without a mouse pointer.
  • Active Directory Repair: This Safe Mode will access specific machine information, such as hardware models, print queues, contact information, etc. If we install new hardware which not successfully installed, or that data is corrupt the active directory, This Safe Mode can be used to restore system stability which repairing the corrupted data or adding new data to the directory to fix that.
  • Network: This Safe Mode with run the necessary services and drivers which are required to networking, with the standard Windows GUI.

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Method 3. Enable Safe Mode by Windows Settings Recovery

The other easiest method to enable safe mode from windows settings just follows the instruction which is given below.

  • Open Windows Settings by pressing (Windows + I).
  • When Windows Settings open click on update and security.
  • In the left-side panel click on recovery, in right side panel under Advanced Startup.
Enable Safe Mode by Windows Settings Recovery
Enable Safe Mode by Windows Settings Recovery

After that use the same procedure which we discuss in the method. Is a short explanation click on troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings and then click on the Restart button.

  • Enable Safe Mode by pressing 4 or F4 key
  • Safe Mode with Networking by pressing 5 or F5
  • Safe Mode with Command Prompt by pressing 6 or F6

 

Method 4: Tapping the Old Method of F8

The most common and most used method to enable safe mode was pressing the F8 button when your computer startup. When you pressing F8 Button during startup it will give you a list of options. That method is now disabled by default, but you can enable that option from the command prompt. Just have to follow some instruction which is given below.

  • First of all open, your command prompt by right click on the start menu and select Command prompt (Admin). A popup window will appear from the user account control, click on the yes button.
Tapping the Old Method of F8
Tapping the Old Method of F8
  • In command prompt type
bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
Enable legacy boot from command prompt
Enable legacy boot from command prompt

Now you can enable safe mode by pressing F8 at startup.

If you want to disable the legacy boot command open your command prompt (Admin) again. And type this

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard

That all. These are the method to enable safe mode easily.

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