how to boot windows 10 in safe mode

Enable Safe Mode on Windows 10
how to boot windows 10 in safe modeAfter upgrading to Windows 10, you might find out that you’re unable to access the Safe Mode by pressing F8 key during the startup. This can be frustrating especially when you can’t start Windows normally. In this post, I’ll explain why F8 no longer works and show you other ways to enter Safe Mode on Windows 10.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
Why can’t you access the Safe Mode using F8?
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
On previous versions of Windows such as Windows 7, at the beginning of the boot, you’re able to press the F8 key to access the Advanced Boot Options menu, where you can enable Safe Mode. But on Windows 10, the F8 key doesn’t work any more. No matter how many times you’ve tried. You must be wondering why this happens. Is it removed from Windows 10?
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
Actually, F8 key is still available to access the Advanced Boot Options menu on Windows 10. But starting from Windows 8 (F8 doesn’t work on Windows 8, either.), in order to have faster boot time, Microsoft has disabled this feature by default. That is to say Windows 10 boots too fast to have any time to let anything interrupt. If you want to use the F8 key to access the Safe Mode, you need to enable the feature manually. 

how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
How can you get F8 work again?
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
F8 boot menu feature is disabled on Windows 10 by default. The good news is you can get it work again with the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) Edit command. BCD Edit is a tool written to control how the operating system is started. You can use it to enable F8 boot menu easily. Just follow these steps:
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
1) On your keyboard, press Windows logo key and R key at the same time to invoke the run command.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
2) Type cmd then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to open an administrator command prompt. (Don’t just press Enter or click OK as that won’t open the command prompt in an administrator mode.)

how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
3) Copy the following command and paste it in the Command Prompt. Then on your keyboard, press the Enter key.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
4) Reboot your PC. Before the Windows logo appears, press F8 to access the Boot Options menu (see below screenshot). Then select Safe Mode.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
Note: You can get F8 work again only when you’re able to access Windows. If you can’t start Windows normally, you need to use other effective way.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
How to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10?
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
Except F8, there are other numerous ways to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10. In this post, you’ll learn the easiest ways. If you run into a serious problem (for example, blue screen) and can’t start Windows normally, please use Way 1 to enter Safe Mode. If you’re in Windows Normal Mode, please use Way 2. If you boots to the login screen (you may call it sign-in screen), please use Way 3.

how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
Way 1: Enter Safe Mode when you can’t boot normally
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
Safe Mode loads with a minimum set of drivers, software and service. Usually, when Windows doesn’t start normally, Safe Mode starts with no problem. It’s useful for you to troubleshoot the problem there.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
This way works effectively when you can’t boot Windows 10 normally.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
1) Ensure your PC is off.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
2) Press the power button to turn on your PC, then hold the power button down until PC shuts down automatically (about 5 seconds) . Repeat this more than 2 times until you see the Preparing Automatic Repair (see below screenshot).
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
Note: This step is aim to bring up Preparing Automatic Repair screen. When Windows doesn’t boot properly, this screen pops up and Windows attempts to fix the problem by itself. If you’ve seen this screen at the first time when you power up the computer, skip this step.

how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
3) Then wait for Windows to diagnose your PC. 
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
4) Click Advanced options, then the system will bring up the Windows RE (Recovery environment.) screen.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
5) On the Windows RE (Recovery environment) screen, click Troubleshoot.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
6)  On the Troubleshoot screen, click Advanced options.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
7) Click Startup Settings to continue. 
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
8) Click Restart. The computer restarts and another screen opens showing a list of different startup options.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
9) On your keyboard, press the 4 number key to enter Safe Mode without network. (If you need to do some online research after boot into the safe mode, press the 5 number key to enter Safe Mode with network access.)
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
Way 2: Enter Safe Mode from Normal Mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
If you’ve started Windows normally, you can boot into the safe mode using the System Configuration tool. The System Configuration tool allows you to configure how your PC starts, the boot procedure, the startup items, etc.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
Follow below instructions to open the System Configuration tool and set Windows starts in Safe Mode. Just 4 steps:
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
1) On your keyboard, press the Win+R (Windows logo key and R key) at the same time to invoke the Run box.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
2) Type msconfig and click OK. Then the System Configurations will open.

how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
3) When System Configuration opens, click the Boot tab. Under Boot options, check Safe boot then click OK.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
4) When you’re prompted to restart your computer to apply these changes, click Restart then you will boot into the Safe Mode.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
IMPORTANT: If you want to start Windows 10 in Normal Mode, ensure Safe boot is unchecked.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
Way 3: Start Safe Mode from the login screen
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
If you can boot to the login screen, you can enter Safe Mode from the login screen. The steps are similar with the steps of Way 1.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
1) On your keyboard, hold down the Shift key.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
2) While holding down the Shift key, on the login screen (you may call it sign in screen), at the bottom right of the corner, click the power button then select Restart. Then Windows will bring up the Windows RE (Recovery environment) screen.

how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
3) On the Windows RE (Recovery environment) screen, click Troubleshoot.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
4)  On the Troubleshoot screen, click Advanced options.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
5) Click Startup Settings
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
6) Click Restart. The computer restarts and another screen opens showing a lot of different startup options.
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
7) On your keyboard, press the 4 number key to enter Safe Mode without network. (If you need to do some online research after booting into the safe mode, press the 5 number key to enter Safe Mode with network access.) 
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
how to boot windows 10 in safe mode
Hope the instructions in this post help you boot into Safe Mode. If they’re not working for you, please feel free to leave your comments below and let me know how it can improve. If you have any ideas or questions, please also let me know. Thanks for your reading.

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