How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode: Boot into Safe Mode on PC

With the launch of Windows 8 in 2012, Microsoft changed the way you access safe mode. 

The option to press F8 no longer worked, and that continued into Windows 10, thought to be the last major version of Windows. In this article, we\’ll explain the steps you need to do to access it now.

What is safe mode?

Safe mode is an area of Windows which contains only a limited set of files and drivers.  No programs start automatically with Safe Mode, and your PC or laptop won\’t connect to the network, so an infection is unlikely to get worse. This means you can find and solve problems with your PC, without endangering your hardware or data.

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How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode

If you’re able to boot into Windows, it’s a simple case of going to the Start Menu, clicking Settings near the bottom, then on Update and Security.

Choose Recovery, then Advanced startup. Click on Startup settings and then Restart now and when your computer reboots you will see some options.

Choose Troubleshoot and then Advanced options, Startup settings, Restart. Then pick from the list, in which Safe Mode should be no. 4.

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