How to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. Safe mode is useful for troubleshooting problems with programs and drivers that might not start correctly or that might prevent Windows from starting correctly.

One of the most common steps when troubleshooting a PC is to boot into Safe Mode. For a long time this has been achieved by pressing the F8 key, this all changes with Windows 10 and its Automatic Repair mode.

Now, this doesn’t mean Windows 10 has no Safe Mode, you just need to use different methods to boot it. There are, in fact, a few different methods of booting your system into Safe Mode.

Tip: Overall, All safe mode methods are divided into two parts, First when Windows is Normal running, Second when Windows is not executed correctly.

 

Method 1: Start Safe Mode from Windows Settings

  1. Press Windows logo key + I on your keyboard to open Windows Settings. If that doesn’t work, click the Start Menu button in the lower-left corner of your screen, then select Settings.
  2. Select Update & Security, then from Left Sidebar Select Recovery.
  3. Under Advanced startup, select Restart now.
  4. After your Windows 10 restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
  5. After your Windows 10 restarts, you’ll see a list of options. Select 4 or F4 to start your PC in Safe Mode. Or if you’ll need to use the Internet, select 5 or F5 for Safe Mode with Networking.

 

Method 2: Safe Mode with “Shift + Restart” on the Windows 10 Start Menu

  1. Click on Start Menu icon (the lower-left corner of desktop).
  2. Select Power icon.
  3. hold the Shift key down and click on Restart option.
  4. After your Windows 10 restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
  5. After your Windows 10 restarts, you’ll see a list of options. Select 4 or F4 to start your PC in Safe Mode. Or if you’ll need to use the Internet, select 5 or F5 for Safe Mode with Networking.

 

Method 3: Safe Mode with “Shift + Restart” on the Windows 10 Sign In Screen

  1. Restart your PC. When you get to the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down while you select Power > Restart.
  2. After Windows 10 restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
  3. After Windows 10 restarts, you’ll see a list of options. Select 4 or F4 to start your PC in Safe Mode. Or if you’ll need to use the Internet, select 5 or F5 for Safe Mode with Networking.

 

Method 4: Safe Mode with System Configuration

  1. Click on Start Menu icon (the lower-left corner of desktop).
  2. on The Start Menu, Type msconfig and push Enter button.
  3. in the System Configuration window, Select Boot Tab.
  4. in the Boot options Section, Click on Safe boot (Minimal or Network) then Click OK button.
  5. System Configuration wants you to Restart your system and in the next boot, your windows booting safe mode.

 

Method 5: Safe Mode with Windows 10 installation Drive

  1. First, you need to Boot system with Windows 10 installation DVD (flash,etc).
  2. on The first step of Windows Setup, click Next button.
  3. on The next step of Windows Setup, Select Repair your Computer option.
  4. Then, click on the Troubleshoot option.
  5. in The Advanced Options Section, Select Command Prompt option.
  6. on The Command Prompt window, type Below Command and press Enter, then close Command Prompt.
  7. bcdedit /set {default} safeboot minimal (bcdedit /set safeboot minimal).
  8. finally Choose Continue option for restart your PC and Boot Safe Mode.

Tip: Method 5 Command Can be Execute on the Windows Normal Boot, through Right Click On The Start Menu icon, and Select Windows PowerShell (Admin).