Easy Ways to Enter Windows 10 Safe Mode

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

Enter Safe Mode in Windows 10

Logging into Windows using Safe Mode will help you in fixing many problems. Generally, people log into Windows in Safe Mode when there is booting problem. It loads only basic files and drivers that are required to start your Windows. In Windows 10, entering Safe Mode is different when compared to other versions of Windows OS. There are 3 different Safe Mode options-

  1. Safe Mode
  2. Safe Mode with Networking
  3. Safe Mode with Command Prompt

There are many ways to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode. Here we are going to show you all the methods-

Way #1: Using System Configuration Tool

To open System Configuration, open Run window and type msconfig. Or else go to search field and type “System Configuration”. Once you open System Configuration window, do as follows

  • Click on Boot tab and in Boot options section, select Safe boot check box
  • When you hit OK button, it shows you message which tells you to restart your computer and shows you two options i.e. Restart and Exit Without Restart
  • If you click on Restart button your system enter Safe Mode

Way #2: Using Recovery Options

  • Go to settings and click on Update and Security option
  • From the left hand side of the Update and Security screen, select Recovery option
  • From the right hand side of the screen, click on Restart Now option under Advanced Startup
  • During Windows 10 restart, go to “Troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> Startup Settings -> Restart”
  1. Press 4 or F4 to enter into Safe Mode
  2. Hit 5 or F5 to enter into Safe Mode with Networking
  3. Click 6 or F6 to enter into Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Way #3: Using Shift + Restart button

  1. Go to Start menu and click on Power button
  2. Hold down the Shift key and press Restart button
  3. When it reboots, select Troubleshoot option
  4. Next, go to Advanced Options followed by Startup Settings
  5. In Startup Settings window, click on Restart button
  6. It shows you option to start your system in Safe Mode
  7. Select the appropriate option

Way #4: Using Recovery Drive

If you have recovery drive, then you can use it to boot into your Windows 10 drive. Here are the steps to enter into Safe Mode using Recovery Drive.

  • Insert Recovery Drive into your Windows 10 and select the layout for your Keyboard
  • After selecting the keyboard, follow 3rd to 7th steps as mentioned in the Way #3

Way #5: Intruding Boot Process

When Windows automatically enters Automatic Repair Mode, select Advanced options followed by “Troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> Startup Settings -> Restart.”. Then, use 4 or F4 to enter into Safe Mode.

Way #6: Using Windows Installer Disc

  • Insert Windows installer disc and then choose the appropriate language
  • Click on Next and then select Repair Your Computer option
  • Then, select Troubleshoot->Command Prompt
  • In command prompt, type bcdedit /set {default} safeboot minimal and hit Enter to enter into Safe Mode, For Safe Mode with Networking, type bcdedit /set {default} safeboot network and hit Enter
  • Exit from the command prompt when you get the message stating that “The operation [was] completed successfully.
  • Now, click on Continue option for rebooting your computer

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