Various Ways to Enter Safe Mode in Windows 10

Back in the day, it was easy to access Safe Mode. All you had to do was use the F8 key. However, the release of Windows 8 took that away and now the F8 or Shift-F8 shortcut can be utilized during the computer’s boot process only if you have a spinning-platter based hard drive and a legacy BIOS.

However, there are numerous ways to enter Safe Mode in Windows 10 and we are here to share them with you.

  1. Logon screen
  • at the logon screen, hold The Shift key
  • click Restart
  • while the device is restarting, click Troubleshoot
  • go to Advanced Options, then Startup Settings
  • click Restart
  • when the device will restart again you will see a list of options, select the fourth or the fifth option to Safe Mode or Safe Mode With Networking
  1. Windows 10 installation media
  • boot the computer
  • click Next in the Windows setup screen
  • click Repair Your Computer
  • select Troubleshoot, then go to Advanced options
  • go to Command Prompt and type the following command:

bcdedit /set {default} safeboot minimal

  • press Enter
  • close the command prompt
  • click Continue to boot into Safe Mode
  1. Settings
  • click the Start button
  • open Settings
  • select Update & Security, then Recovery
  • go to Advanced Startup
  • select Restart Now
  • after the computer restarts you will see a list of options, select the fourth option for Safe Mode and the fifth one if you wish to Safe Mode With Networking
  1. System configuration
  • click the Start button
  • type msconfig in the search bar and press Enter to launch the System Configuration app
  • click the Boot tab
  • select the Minimal option in the Safe Boot box
  • click OK and Restart to enter Safe Mode
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