How to enable and boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10/8/7

Safe Mode is one of the easiest ways to solve different problems related to software crashes, computer hang/lag, driver problem, hardware diagnoses, service management, etc. If you are using Windows computer and want to enable and boot in Safe Mode on Windows 10/8/7, here are some easy steps to get that done. Before going forward, you should know the benefits of Safe Mode in Windows computer.

What is Safe Mode?

Safe Mode is such a state when your system can detect a problem related to different crashes, driver issues, startup problems, and so on. In other words, you can trouble Windows problems using Safe Mode. If you are getting any problems that are somehow related to the core Windows program, you can certainly fix that issue with Safe Mode.

Different types of Safe Mode

There are mainly three types of Safe Mode available on Windows 7 and later versions. Those are-

  • Minimal Safe Mode: You can fix basic problem with this mode since it doesn’t run with any driver or any other administrative tool.
  • Safe Mode with Networking: You can use your networking on your computer if you boot into Safe Mode with Networking.
  • Safe Mode with Command Prompt: If you want to perform various command line tasks, you should boot into Safe Mode with Command Prompt. In this case, you can find Command Prompt after booting up your computer.

You need to choose one of these three variations in the following steps.

Enable and boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10

Method #1 – Using System Configuration Window

  1. Press Win + R, type msconfig and hit Enter button.
  2. Go to Boot tab.
  3. Make a tick in the check box that says Safe boot and select Minimal.

enable and boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10

  1. Hit the Apply button and restart your computer to boot into Safe Mode.

Method #2 – Using Recovery

  1. Press Win + I to open Settings Panel.
  2. Go to Update & security > Recovery.
  3. Click on Restart now button under Advanced startup.

boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10

  1. You should find a Continue button on your screen when your computer will boot up.

enable and boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10

  1. Select Advanced options.

Enable Safe mode in Windows 10

  1. Select Startup Settings.

How to boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10

  1. Click on Restart button to choose one of the Safe Mode types.

Enable Safe mode in Windows 10

  1. On the next screen, you should find various types of Safe Mode. You need to choose one. To choose press the corresponding digit.

How to boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10

  1. After that, your computer will start into Safe Mode with that selected settings.

You can perform this method only when you can start your computer. If you cannot boot your computer, you need to press the Shift + F8 buttons right after getting the beep sound. If you are using Windows 7, you do not need to press the Shift button.

How to disable Safe Mode in Windows?

If you are in Safe Mode and you want to go back to the normal startup, you need to follow these steps-

  1. Press Win + R, type msconfig, and press the Enter button.
  2. In the Boot tab, remove the tick from the checkbox that says Safe boot and click on Apply
  3. Now restart your computer.

That’s it! Hope this solution would be help you to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10/8/7.

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