How to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10 — Micro Center

How to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10

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edited April 30 in Windows
Need to get into Safe Mode on Windows 10? There is a method to do that from within Windows, and a way to get to it without logging in. Here is how to do both of those methods.

If you are able to log in to your PC:

1. On the keyboard, press the Windows + R keys together to bring up the run window. Type msconfig and then choose OK.

run window msconfig

2. Choose the Boot tab.

boot tab on msconfig window

3. Check the box for Safe Mode and make sure the choice for minimal is selected.

boot tab safe boot minimal checked

4. Choose OK.

OK

5. Choose Restart.

Restart

6. Your computer will restart, booting into Safe Mode.

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If you are not able to log in to your PC:

1. Shut down your PC, and then start it back up, once it begins to do its typical startup process, shut it down again with the power button. Do this three times and let it boot up normally the fourth time.

2.  The computer will restart to an advanced boot screen - select the Troubleshoot option.



3. Select Advanced Options.

Windows 8 Troubleshooting Options

4. To access different startup modes, select Startup Settings.

Windows 8 Troubleshooting Advanced Options

5. Select the Restart now button.
Windows 8 Troubleshooting Advanced Options Startup Settings

6. To access Safe Mode with Networking, press the 5 key on the keyboard.
NOTE: The mouse does not work on this screen.
Windows 8 Troubleshooting Advanced Options Startup Settings

7. Your computer will restart, booting into Safe Mode.

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