Since, the popular F8 Key Method of booting Windows Computer into Safe Mode has been disabled in Windows 10. We are providing below other methods to Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode.
Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode
When you Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode, your computer starts up using only the most necessary apps and services.
This allows you to isolate and identify programs or drivers that might be causing problems on your computer.
There are multiple ways to Start Windows 10 Computer in Safe Mode, you can select any method that suites your case.
1. Enable Safe Mode Using System Configuration app
The easiest way to Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode is to use the System Configuration App.
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Run.
2. On Run Command Window, type msconfig and click on OK.
3. On the next screen, click on the Boot tab, select Safe Boot with Minimal option and click on OK.
4. On the pop-up that appears, click on the Restart option.
When your computer Restarts, it will be in Safe Mode with a Dark Background and you will see the words “Safe Mode” on all 4 corners of your screen.
2. Boot into Safe Mode Using Shift + Restart
It is possible to Enable Safe Mode on your computer right from the Login screen, without the need to Login to your User Account.
1.Press and Hold Down the Shift Key on the keyboard of your Computer and click on Restart.
2. Continue holding the Shift key, until you see the computer Restarting.
3. When your computer Restarts, you will see “Choose an option” screen. Click on the Troubleshoot option.
4. On the Troubleshoot screen, select Advanced Options.
5. On the next screen, click on Startup Settings.
6. On Startup Settings Screen, click on the Restart button.
7. On the next screen, you will see a bunch of Startup options. Press the F4 Key to start your computer in Safe Mode.
As you can see from above image, you can also boot your computer in Safe Mode with Networking and Safe Mode with Command Prompt option by pressing F5 and F6 keys.
3. Boot into Safe Mode Using Recovery Drive
If your computer is not starting, you will need a Windows Recovery Drive to Boot your computer in Safe Mode.
Luckily, you can still make a Windows 10 Recovery Drive by going to another computer running Windows 10 operating system.
1. Insert Windows 10 USB Recovery Drive into the computer and Restart your computer
2. After the computer Boots up from Recovery Drive, you will be prompted to select Keyboard Layout.
3. On the next screen, click on the Troubleshoot option.
4. Navigate to Advanced options > Startup Settings and click on the Restart button.
5. After your computer Restarts, press the F4 key to Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode.