3 Ways to Boot Windows 10 Into Safe mode

Windows 10 has some of the favorite features for its users. But the functioning of Safe Boot in Windows 10 still consists of the same scenario. Safe Mode is not visible easily and is kept hidden. It generally fixes the problems, if not all, but most of the problems that persist in the operating system.

Safe mode helps in troubleshooting, loading some drivers or resolution to the application fallacy, and thus also deals with such numerous issues. Now if you want to boot Windows 10 into Safe Mode, below are the few different tweaks that you can choose and go ahead.

How to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode


Using System Configuration, Boot Windows 10 Into Safe mode

  • On the search box of the Cortana at the bottom area, type the word msconfig afterward strike (press) the Enter.
  • You can see System Configuration Desktop app with an icon at the top of the result.
msconfig in Cortana search box
  • System Configuration window will be popped up.
  • Now take yourself to the Boot tab.
Boot tab of System Configuration window
  • On the lower half of the window, go to Boot Options.
  • Select the checkbox Safe boot.
  • Then under the Safe boot, select the option Minimal.
Boot Windows 10 Into Safe mode
  • Click Apply and Ok.
  • Exit yourself from the System Configuration.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Now press F8 key when the windows startup booting goes on.
  • And then opt for the Safe Mode option in the advanced boot menu.
  • You are into the Safe Mode.


Via Troubleshoot option of Recovery, Boot Windows 10 Into Safe mode

  • Go to Windows 10 Start Menu.
  • Click on the Power icon and let it display its options.
  • Now hit the SHIFT key and click on the Restart option (when you click the Restart option keep hold the SHIFT key on your keyboard).
restart option on power button in start menu
  • Reboot will be done and you will be taken to the Recovery
  • Here, click on the Troubleshoot.
Troubleshoot choice in choose an option Window
  • After that, click the Advanced options.
Advanced options choice on troubleshoot window
  • Now on the succeeding screen, click Startup Settings.
startup settings in Advance options during troubleshoot windows 10
  • Then click on the Restart button and let your PC reboot.
enable safe mode option in startup settings in windows 10
  • Startup Settings will come on screen after the reboot.
  • Press F4 function key to enter into Safe Mode.


Through Bootloader, Start Windows 10 into Safe Mode

  • Launch an elevated Command Prompt to start the process, right click on the Windows logo on the left nook of the taskbar to open Power Menu.
  • Opt for the Command Prompt (Admin) on this menu.
  • Choose Yes, if asked by User Account Control.
  • Copy and paste the following command –

Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes

Bcdedit command into elevated command prompt in windows 10
  • Restart Windows and press F8 function key during the booting of Windows.
  • The textual boot menu will come on screen.
 textual boot menu
  • Then to get the boot menu, press F8.
  • Next, select Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking.
  • Press Enter.
  • When your work in Safe Mode is done, turn off the text based boot loader and get access to the graphical one by providing the following command –

Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu no

These are the 3 ways, using any of which you can boot Windows 10 into safe mode.

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Love to play with Windows 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.

7 thoughts on “3 Ways to Boot Windows 10 Into Safe mode

  1. I am -in fact my laptop is, Microsoft seems to have not allowed any control to the user! – involved in the giant task of Windows 10 update for the last 3 days – and the system is on for over 12 hours now n I have no clues as to what’s happening.it’s a frustrating experience. Any help is appreciated.

  2. Thank you so much, Wayne.

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  5. Boot means Start, bro.

  6. Does anyone understand “boot” I can’t get into windows, so, I can’t use the features you are suggesting.

  7. All these solutions rely on your ability to see your monitor. If you load up the wrong resolution and your screen goes blank, there is no hotkey to get you to Safe Mode. The workaround would be to false start the pc until you get a message asking you if you want to access ~safemode. It doesn’t say that, but it comes close. Accept the argument and go to safe mode. Once you’re in, make the corrections to your resolution, or accept the default until you get back to normal and you are done.

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