How to Boot into Windows 10 Safe Mode

If you are proficient in using Windows 10, then you must have observed that the earlier way of pressing F8 or SHIFT+F8 doesn’t work anymore. These once useful methods stopped working because the procedure of Windows 10 has become swifter than before. However, this shouldn’t make us jump to the conclusion that Windows 10 is no more safe. Windows 10 helps you in recognizing issues with Windows 10 machine. If you are facing problems of slow boot ups or are concerned with malware, then the best available option is to boot up it in a safe mode. It will ensure that all the essential parts of your device are running correctly.

How to Boot into Windows 10 Safe Mode

What is Safe Mode?

Booting a computer will launch the essential files and drivers in safe mode. There will be no third party app, other tool or the cosmetic feature when you gain access to the desktop. Standard safe way resists access to the Internet, the safe mode, on the contrary, allows you to access web through Wi-Fi. Although safe way is of no use if you feel that the problem lies with virus, malware or the data.

Why launch in the Safe Mode?

Starting in safe mode may be useful, but you won’t be able to start Windows in a normal manner. If you found that your system is infected with malware and has unstable hardware drivers that are taking you to that blue screen of death. Safe mode will help you in fixing this.  If you get a problem with your system and you are not able to fix it, then you must go to the safe mode. It will surely help you in preventing any further damage. It doesn’t come with a 100% guarantee of solving everything, but it is a good way to avoid any of the malicious activity from getting worse.

How to Start Windows 10 in Safe and Secure Mode?

Whenever you boot to Safe Mode in Windows 10, then the operating system loads minimal user interface only with drivers and essential services required for it to function. This mode will give access to fix troubles because it doesn’t load data that can ever cause a Windows crash.

  1. Take help of Shift+Restart on Windows 10 Sign In screen.
  2. If you are not able to log into Windows 10 but you can get to Sign In screen then tap and hold the SHIFT key on the keyboard.
  3. With the previous process continued, tap power button and Tap Restart in the menu that appears.
  4. When Windows 10 restarts and you are asked to choose an option, then select Troubleshoot.
  5. Go to the Advanced options on the Troubleshoot screen.
  6. In the Advanced options screen, select Startup Settings.
  7. It may happen that you don’t see this option at first.
  8. If you don’t see then tap the link saying See more recovery options.
  9. Now, click the Startup Settings option.

Windows 10 claims that you may restart your system for changing advanced boot options including enabling Safe Mode.

  1. Press Restart.
  2. So now the Windows 10 starts again, you may select which boot options are to be enabled.
  3. You have three options to get to the Safe Mode:
  4. Safe Mode with Networking- Enter 5 or F5.
  5. Safe Mode with Command Prompt- Hit either 6 or F6.
  6. Standard Safe Mode- Hit 4 or the F4 key on the keyboard for starting it.

Now you are all set to log into Windows 10 Safe Mode.

Emily Williams is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Emily has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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