Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode | The method is very simple.

How to Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode

 Safe mode helps users to solve software problems by booting up Windows with limited components. There are three different safe mode options:

Safe Mode: this is a basic safe mode option with minimal working components and most users will log into this mode for troubleshooting.

Safe Mode with Networking: If you want to have access to the Internet or a network connected to the computer, select this option. In this mode you can access the internet to download drivers, software or find useful links.

Safe Mode with Command Prompt: In this mode, you have access to the command line instead of Windows. This mode is commonly used by system admins or IT programming experts.

Method 1: Safe mode using Advanced Startup Options

1. Boot into Advanced Startup Options, by clicking the “Start” menu and selecting the “Power” button. Then, press and hold the "Shift" key while clicking "Restart".

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2. Click “Troubleshoot Options”

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3. Click “Advanced Options”

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4. Click "Startup Settings"

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5. Click “Restart”


6. When the computer restarts press the following keys for options:

Enter – Normal Mode

4 or F4 – Safe Mode

5 of F5 – Sake Mode with Networking

6 or F6 – Safe Mode with Command Prompt


Method 2: Safe mode using System Configuration

1. Press “Windows key + R” to access the Run dialog box.

2. Type “msconfig” and press “OK” button

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3. In the System Configuration window, select “Boot tab”.

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4. Check the box next to “Safe Mode” and select one of the following options to boot the computer into normal, network or network mode:

Minimal – Safe mode

Alternate Shell – Safe mode with command prompt

Networking – Safe mode with networking

Then, click “OK”.

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5. Click the “Restart” button to restart the computer in safe mode.

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