September 1, 2015

How To Boot Into Windows 10 Safe Mode On Your PC – 3 Easy Working Methods

Millions of people have installed Windows 10 on their PC’s and laptops. Lot of discussions on Windows 10 Operating System are going around the Internet. Microsoft has revamped its latest OS in an interesting way apart from the earlier settings. As it is a new Windows Operating system, people are very much inquisitive to install it on their devices. But, some people who had already installed Windows 10 are experiencing some issues like boot failures due to some incompatible installations. Incompatibility during installations include drivers or apps and to overcome such issues, booting Windows 10 into Safe mode on your PC is good solution.

Safe mode is nothing but a troubleshooting mode that can help you isolate problems on your device while installing Windows 10. Safe mode disables unnecessary programs and drivers at startup, so that you can easily determine whether it’s a basic setting or driver that’s causing your issues. Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to reboot your computer or laptop booting Windows 10 into Safe Mode. We are presenting you three easy working methods with simple steps in order to boot Windows 10 in Safe mode.

Boot into Safe Mode – Three Working Methods

There are three easy working methods in order to boot into Windows 10 Safe mode. Here is a complete guide on how to run Windows 10 into safe mode on your PC or Laptop just by following the three simple methods given below. Have a look!

1. Using Advanced Startup Options

Step 1: Initially, Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button that shows few options as Sleep, Shut down and Restart.

Boot into Safe Mode using Advanced Startup option

Step 2: Hold down the Shift key and click the Restart option. Now, by doing this way, it directly reboots your computer into the Advanced options screens.

Boot into Windows 10 Safe mode

Alternate Way of Accessing Advanced Options

  • You have an alternative way of accessing the Advanced options.
  • Launch the Settings app (Windows key + I) and navigate to Update & security > Recovery.

Windows 10 - Update and Security

  • Now, you’ll get a window showing Advanced Start-up > Restart now button. Just Click on it.

Windows 10 Advanced Start-up

Step 3:  Upon clicking Restart now button, Windows 10 will reboot and ask you to select an option.

Step 4: From the options, you need to Choose Troubleshoot.

 Windows 10 will reboot and ask you to select an option. Choose

Step 5: Now, it displays Troubleshoot screen, select Advanced Options.

Troubleshoot -Advanced options

Step 6: You can now see Advanced options screen wherein you must select Startup Settings.

Windows 10 - Aadvanced options - Startup Settngs

Step 7: Windows 10 notifies you that you can restart your device in order to change advanced boot options by enabling Safe Mode.

Step 8: Startup Settings Screen displays and then click Restart button.

Startup Settings - Restart

Step 9: Now, your PC will automatically boot into another Startup Settings screen that shows a list of startup options.

Step 10: You can choose boot options from the list of options. To get into Safe Mode, you have three different options.

  • To enable Safe Mode press the F4 key on your keyboard or ‘4’.
  • To enable Safe Mode with Networking press F5 key or ‘5’.
  • To enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt press F6 key or ‘6’.

Windows 10 - Enable Safe Mode

Choose any of the option to reboot into Windows 10 Safe mode. This is the method of booting Windows 10 into Safe mode using Advanced Startup options.

2. Boot From A Recovery Drive

You can boot into Windows 10 Safe mode from a Recovery Drive. For this, you can use the Recovery Drive app to create a system recovery USB drive in Windows 10.

Step 1: Boot from your created USB recovery drive.

Boot from Recovery Drive

Step 2: Choose your keyboard layout language. Select any Keyboard layout that you want to use or if you don’t see it in the list, press on See more keyboard layouts to get the complete list of available layouts.

Windows 10 - Choose Keyboard Layout

Step 3: Now, you need to Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot.

 Windows 10 will reboot and ask you to select an option. Choose

  • Now, simply follow the same steps as shown in the method 1 that reboots your Windows 10 into safe mode.

3. Using System Configuration Utility

This is the easiest method to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10 using the System Configuration tool. We can execute this tool using msconfig. Just follow the simple steps given below in order to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10.

Step 1: Initially, press Windows Key + R that displays Run window. Type msconfig in the box and click OK.

Windows 10-System Configuration utility

Step 2: Once the System Configuration is launched, Switch to the Boot tab and select the Safe boot option under Boot options section. Click OK.

Step 3: Below the safe boot option, there is Minimal option which you must select as the sub-option. You can also select the Network option if you want to maintain proper network connectivity in Safe Mode.


Boot using System configuration tool

Step 4: Once you set all the options, click OK and You can now reboot your device so that all the settings that you have made will be applied.

System Config- Restart

Step 5: If you have anything else to do, you can select to “Exit without restart”. Or else you can hit Restart button and your device will automatically boot into Safe Mode.

Note: Once you get into Safe Mode, you will have to instruct Windows not to boot into Safe Mode upon Next Reboot. For this, you need to simply launch System Configuration again and ‘uncheck’ the Safe boot option.

All the above three are the easiest working methods that helps you to boot your Windows 10 into safe mode. Hope this tutorial on how to boot Windows 10 into safe mode guides you in the best way to boot Windows 10 into safe mode on your PC.

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Imran Uddin

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