How To Boot Windows 10 In Safe Mode

You have installed Windows 10 on your computer or upgraded from Windows 7 / Windows 8, but do you know how to access Safe Mode in Windows 10 ? According to Microsoft, Safe Mode is a troubleshooting option that start your computer in a limited mode, and only loads some necessary files and drivers to run Windows.

If you want to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode, I just want to let you know that it’s very similar to Windows 7 as well as Windows 8/8.1. If you got any issue with your drivers or apps, Safe Mode is a useful way to help you figure out the cause of issues. Take a look below for step by step guide to learn how to boot into Windows 10 Safe Mode.

Also read: How to setup Windows Hello in Windows 10.

How to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode From Recovery

1. Click on Windows 10 Start Menu.

2. Click on Power icon.

3. Press and hold SHIFT key on your keyboard and then click on Restart option.

Windows 10 Recovery Mode

4. Your computer will turn off and turn on in the Recovery mode. Select Troubleshoot option.

Windows 10 Troubleshooting Mode

5. Select Advanced options.

Windows 10 Advanced Options

6. Select Startup Settings.

Windows 10 Startup Settings
Windows 10 Startup Settings

7. Click on Restart to reboot your computer.

Safe Mode in Windows 10
Boot Into Windows 10 Safe Mode

8. You will see three different options to access into Safe Mode in Windows 10. Just press the appropriate number key (4,5,6) to access into Safe Mode.

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Safe Mode In Windows 10

Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode Using System Configuration Tool (msconfig.exe)

This is one of the easiest methods to access into Windows 10 Safe Mode. The fastest way to access into System Configuration Tool is type msconfig in the Run app. Or you can use Cortana to open the System Configuration Tool by enter: system configuration.

Have you read: Remove Default Apps From Windows 10 Using PowerShell ?

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Use Cortana To Open System Configuration Tool

Use Cortana To Open System Configuration Tool
Use Cortana To Open System Configuration Tool

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After you have enabled Safe boot in Boot options, click on OK. The System Configuration will ask you to Restart the computer now or Exit without restart. You can choose Restart to boot into Windows 10 Safe Mode immediately or choose Exit without restart if you still have work to do and then restart later to access Safe Mode.

Restart or exit without restart
Restart or exit without restart

I hope this article can help you to boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode and figure out the causes of troubles on your computer like drivers issues or apps issues. If you have any question, feel free to ask.