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How to boot in to Safe Mode in Windows 10 easily

by AshwinOctober 28, 2015

Windows 10, while a good operating system as it is, has its own set of complications.

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One of the things in it, which isn’t user friendly, and yet very essential to know, is how to boot in to Safe Mode.

Microsoft changed the way to boot into the troubleshooting mode, and you can no longer try the legacy way of tapping the F8 key to bring up the boot options, just after you started the computer.

Most people recommend to edit the MSConfig options to enable safe boot, or even changes to the system’s BIOS settings. That is not easy for every user to understand, and sometimes making the wrong changes can even harm your computer.

But don’t fret, it is not that hard to boot Safe Mode in Windows 10. The method we are going to use doesn’t involve changes to MSConfig or anything complex at all. And we have also included the images of all the major steps involved, to make the tutorial as simple as possible.

How to boot in to Safe Mode in Windows 10:

Assuming your computer is booted in the normal mode of Windows 10, follow the steps given below.

1. Click on the Start Button.

2. Next, click on the “Power” option.

3. Press and hold the Shift key, and click on the “Restart” option.

4. Your computer should now open up a new screen as shown above.

5. Click on Troubleshoot, and then on the Advanced options and finally select Startup Settings.

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6. Here, the screen should display a number of options which will be available during the next boot.

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7. Now click on the “Restart” button, don’t worry you will be picking the mode you want in the next two steps.

8. Your PC should reboot and bring up a screen with various boot options.

9. Select the mode you wish to boot into by using the Function keys  (F1-F9) or by pressing the corresponding number next to the listing. Safe mode is the 4th option so just press 4.

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10. And your PC should boot in to Safe Mode (assuming that’s what you selected).

To return to the normal mode of Windows 10, simply restart the computer.

Safe mode is very useful for testing if your PC works fine without all the apps loaded. It can also be very handy when you have to uninstall an Anti-Virus, or when you have to run a uninstall utility to remove all traces of the anti-virus. Drop a comment below to let us know if you found this guide useful.

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