Starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode was nothing but a piece of cake. All you had to do is press Shift+8 to interrupt the boot process. However, the process to boot windows 10 in Safe Mode is not that straightforward.
Some users even think that Safe Mode isn’t possible with Windows 10, but that’s not the case. There are quite a few methods to do that. So, if you’re a Windows 10 user who is struggling to find a method for the same, then hang tight because we’re going to guide you through all of it.
In Safe Mode, only the apps and features that are essential to run the Windows OS are at work. And it is used to diagnose any problem with the computer. That is why people also refer to Safe Mode as Diagnostic Mode.
Sometimes, a PC automatically runs in Safe Mode whenever there is an issue with the windows. And if it doesn’t, then you can boot Windows in Safe Mode by yourself.
The very first method to boot Windows 10 in safe mode is through the Start menu. Follow the steps mentioned below:
Enable Safe Mode
This option is used to start Windows 10 safe mode with a minimum number of drivers. You can initiate this mode by pressing the 4 or the F4 key on the keyboard.
Enable Safe Mode with Networking
This option should be chosen if you want all the network drivers working when the Windows restarts. Press the 5 or the F5 key on the keyboard to go with this option.
Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt
If you have a good knowledge of computer commands, then this option might work for you. If not, then stay away from this option because using this, the operating system starts in Text Mode. Use the 6 or F6 key to move forward with this option.
You’ll now see that the Windows has restarted in the Safe Mode.
If the first method didn’t work for you, then you can try that same method with the lock screen. All steps are the same, but you have to get to the Restart option using the lock screen instead of the start menu.
System Configuration tool lets you do a lot of things, and one of them is booting Windows 10 in safe mode.
The last method we are going to discuss can be followed by opening the Windows 10 Settings app.
From hereon, the entire procedure will be similar to what it was with the first two methods.
If you are learning how to run Safe Mode in Windows 10, then you should also know how to exit the mode. But you’d be relieved to know that there is nothing to learn. To exit Safe Mode, all you have to do is Shut Down or Restart your system.
However, if you’ve used the System Configuration tool to run safe mode, then you have to revert to the older settings to exit the mode.
You have to get back to the Boot tab in the System Configuration tool and uncheck the Safe Boot option. The system will now run in normal mode the next time you restart it.