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How to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

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Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

If you want to start the Windows 10 in Safe mode and the “conventional F8 method isn’t working” then it’s not a big issue. To resolve the issue, we have created this guide to help you out in booting the Windows 10 in Safe Mode.  There are many ways in which Windows 10 can be rebooted. In this guide, we will try to cover all possible ways to boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode. Before taking you to guide let me tell you what is Safe Mode in Windows 10.

Safe Mode in Windows 10

Safe Mode has always been the most preferred way of troubleshooting. The Windows load with only the required drivers and files and keep the unrequired files and drivers at bay to prevent any problems from occurring. The size of icons in Safe Mode will be larger. Your Windows version will be written at the center and Safe Mode will be displayed in all four corners of the screen. Most of the drivers will not work but you can access your keyboard and mouse. Safe Mode will use the standard VGA graphics mode. Many other changes will be noticed in Safe Mode. Actually, this is Safe Mode how it looks like.

Ways to dual boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

1. Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode using F8+Shift key

Pressing the Shift+F8 keys on the keyboard has been the most widely used method to boot Windows in Safe Mode while the Windows load. Then it will come to recovery mode where you can select Safe Mode.

If you are performing a dual boot it is necessary to make sure that Windows 10 is set to default OS from the same Boot option.

2. Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode using system configuration

The system configuration can be used to launch Windows in Safe Mode.

  • Open Windows 10, by pressing the Windows + R key.
  • Open ‘Run’, and enter msconfig in it.

How to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

  • Click on ‘OK’.
  • The System Configuration dialog will open.
  • Here move to the “Boot” tab and select Windows 10.
  • In the “Boot options”, select “Safe boot” and Safe Mode type.

Guide to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode using system configuration

  • Keep it to “Minimal” if you want to access the regular Safe Mode. Click “OK” to apply the changes you have made. Restart the computer when prompted by the system.
  • Windows 10 will launch in Safe Mode.

3. Boot in Safe Mode using Shift and restart keys

There is an option to hold the Shift key and restart the computer to access the troubleshoot boot options. From there you can easily navigate and access the safe mode option.

  • Click on the start button and click the “Power” button.
  • Press and hold the ‘Shift’ key and click on the ‘restart button.
  • This combination of keys will work best for Windows shut down dialog as well as sign in screen.

Guide to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode using Key combination

  • This will restart your computer and open some basic boot options on the screen as shown. , Click on the ‘Troubleshoot’ option from the screen.
  • In the Troubleshoot option, you will see an option to ‘Reset Windows 10’ and an option to access “Advanced options”.
  • Click on “Advanced options”.

Guide to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode using Key combination

Guide to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode using Key combination

  • Click on the ‘Startup Settings’ and click on ‘Restart’ to access the advanced boot options.  

Guide to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode using Key combination

  • Your computer will restart again and load advanced boot options.
  • There will be many options including Safe Mode options where you need to use numerical keys to select the right option.

Guide to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode using Key combination

  • After the last step Windows 10 will start in Safe Mode.

4. Add Safe Mode Option in the Boot Menu

You have the opportunity to add Safe Mode in the boot menu option. This is a very important step to restart the computer in Safe Mode. For adding Safe Mode you need to first and foremost create the entry in the boot menu.

  • To create the entry in the boot menu, right click on the start menu option.
  • Select the ‘Command Prompt (Admin).
  • This opens an elevated Prompt Window.
  • Enter the command ‘bcdedit /copy {current} /d “Launch Windows 10 Safe Mode”
  • Press the enter key.

Guide to Add Safe Mode option in Boot menu

Guide to Add Safe Mode option in Boot menu

  • This will create an entry in the boot menu with the name “Launch Windows 10 Safe Mode”. Here “Launch Windows 10 Safe Mode” is the name of the entry. Now the entry is created. Assign Safe Mode function to it.
  • Go to System Configuration again by typing msconfig in the “Run” dialog.
  • Go to the “Boot” tab and select the new entry you just created.
  • Select “Safe boot” from the “Boot options” and select the Safe Mode type below it.

Note: Make sure that the “Make all boot settings permanent” option is checked.

  • Click on the“OK”, option.
  • You will be prompted to restart immediately or restart later,
  • Then choose the desired option and the Safe Mode entry will be added in the boot menu.

Guide to Add Safe Mode option in Boot menu

Guide to Add Safe Mode option in Boot menu

  • If you want to remove the entry from the boot menu, then just go to system configuration and select the entry.
  • Click on the ‘Delete’ option.

5.  Boot in Safe Mode on Windows 10 Using Recovery Drive

If you have created a Windows 10 recovery USB drive or disk then you can make use of the safe mode.

  • Attach the Recovery USB drive to your computer and boot it. 
  • When you see on the screen ‘Choose an option’ load the content from USB.
  • Once the contents are loaded select keyboard.
  • Once the keyboard is selected you will be taken to the next screen. Select Troubleshoot option.

Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode Using Recovery Drive

  • Now select the Advanced options.

Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode Using Recovery Drive

  • Click on the ‘Startup Settings’ and click on ‘Restart’ to access the advanced boot options. 

Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode Using Recovery Drive

  • There will be many options including Safe Mode options where you need to use numerical keys to select the right option.

Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode Using Recovery Drive

  • After this step Windows 10 will start in Safe Mode.

6. Boot Windows 10 on Safe Mode Using Automatic Repair Mode

This option is very useful if you need to access the Windows recovery drive or other methods are not working.

  • Start the Windows 10 when you see the logo with dots encircling it. Press and hold the computer’s power button. This action will force shut down the computer after a short delay. Repeat the process three times and you see Windows screen showing ‘Loading Repairing option’.

Guide to Boot Windows 10 Using Automatic Repair

  • Do not shut down the computer and let the windows automatically complete the process.

Guide to Boot Windows 10 Using Automatic Repair

  • Soon a new page will open and select Advanced options on it. Then Basic boot option will appear on the screen. Select the ‘troubleshoot’ option.

Guide to Boot Windows 10 Using Automatic Repair

  • Now select the Advanced options.

Guide to Boot Windows 10 Using Automatic Repair

  • Click on the ‘Startup Settings’ and click on ‘Restart’ to access the advanced boot options. 

Guide to Boot Windows 10 Using Automatic Repair

  • There will be many options including Safe Mode options where you need to use numerical keys to select the right option.

Guide to Boot Windows 10 Using Automatic Repair

  • After this step Windows 10 will start in Safe Mode.

Conclusion:

These methods if carefully implemented step by step will enable you to access the Safe Mode whenever needed. One should always add Safe Mode in the boot menu to make sure that the Safe Mode option is available whenever the need arises. If you did not set up the Safe Mode, then a force shut down will help Windows 10 to access Safe Mode option.

Windows 10 offers its users a lot of interesting features and advanced boot options to troubleshoot the problems one may face in Windows 10. There are many ways to access the Safe Mode of Windows 10 and dual boot the system. if you are unable to boot the Windows in Safe Mode, a recovery of installation drive will help. If you feel this article helpful please like, share and share our facebook page and keep visiting our website for such tutorials.

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