Different Ways to Boot Windows 10 / 8 Into Safe Mode

Do you want to know how to boot Windows into Safe Mode? Windows Safe Mode option is a process to troubleshoot your computer and solve the Windows problem. Using Safe Mode option in windows you limit the Windows software and drivers to run Windows with required only settings. If your system is not booting properly and having some issues then to resolve these problems, you can try Windows Safe Mode option.

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Boot Windows Into Safe Mode

In Windows 7 and previous versions you could get into Safe Mode by pressing F8 key from keyboard on system start-up. But in Windows 8 and 8.x we have more options to get into Safe Mode.


MSConfig Boot Option

It’s very easy way to boot into Safe Mode using System Configuration Tool (msconfig.exe).

Press Windows + R keys from keyboard to open Run command window and and type msconfig. hit OK to open Windows System Configuration.

In Boot option tick Safe Boot and click Apply and restart your computer.


Start-up Boot Menu

You can also enter into Safe Mode If you modify Boot Loader settings. Using below command it will enable Text-Base Boot menu. To modify Boot Loader Setting open Windows Command Prompt with Admin privileges and type Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes, You will see success message.


Now reboot you computer and press F8  and you will notice few Windows Safe Mode options.


If you want to turn off this Text-Base boot menu run the following command in cmd. Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu no


Restart Holding Shift Key

Windows 10 / 8 troubleshooting wizard is great option to solve some critical system problems to access this simple press and hold Shift key from keyboard and click on Restart button.


This will take some time to load wizard, once done you will get into a wizard where you need to choose “Troubleshoot” option.


Select Advanced Options from Troubleshoot window.


Now select an option named Start-up Settings in Advanced Options to change Windows start-up behavior.


Here windows will inform you that if you “Restart to change Windows options such as Safe Mode etc. Click on restart button at bottom right corner.


Your computer will restart and display 9 options to select one of them. Each option will selected by F1 to F9. Means you want to select “Enable Safe Mode” placed on 4th number, Press F4 key to select or press F5 key to select 5th option “Enable Safe Mode with Networking” and so on.

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Boot UI Tuner App

There is an app called Boot UI Tuner. This app will get you into Safe Mode without pressing any key. Download Boot UI Tuner and run as Administrator.

In “Behavior” tab check the option called “Always Display Advanced Boot option instead of Boot menu” and click Apply.


Boot UI Turner also allow you to play with some hidden Windows options like Windows boot logo, Loader animation, etc.

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