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7 Ways to Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode - Part 1

Jul 12, 2018

After using Windows 10 system for a while, you may find that it is impossible to get into safe mode in the old ways (the ways boot into safe mode for Windows 7).

How can we log in to Windows 10 safe mode especially when we fail to log in to Windows 10 desktop? As far as I know, there are 7 ways to boot into Windows 10 safe mode.

If you can log in desktop, you can use the 1, 2, 3, and 4 methods.

If you cannot log in desktop, you can use the 5, 6, and 7 methods.

Let's take a look and see all the ways we can get into Safe Mode in Windows 10.

1, Use System Configuration Tool (msconfig.exe)

This is the common way for all Windows versions.

(1) Press Win + R, type msconfig.exe to open System Configuration

msconfig

(2) Click or tap Boot tab

(3) Tick Safe boot option

(4) Click OK to save changes

msconfig

After Windows reboots, it will go directly into Safe Mode.

2, Use Advanced Startup options in Settings

(1) Press Win + I to open Settings

(2) Select Update & Security

(3) Click or tap Recovery in left menu

(4) Click Restart now under Advanced Startup on the right area.

(5) Select Troubleshoot

(6) Select Advanced Options

(7) Select Startup Settings

(8) Click Restart

(9) Use number key 4 or functions key F4 to boot into minimal Safe Mode System will restart and go to the advanced boot options.

Win10 settings

3, Use the “Shift + Restart” combination.

If you have logged in to the desktop:

(1) Select the Start button, then choose the Power button.

(2) Hold down the Shift key then select Restart.

Win10 power

From sign-in screen:

(1) Click or tap the Power button in the lower right corner.

(2) Hold down the Shift key then select Restart.

Win10 power

4, Use the shutdown command with parameters

(1) Press Win + R to open Run window

(2) Type shutdown /r /o, and press Enter to run this command

use command to get in safe mode

The system will restart and go to the advanced boot options, then you can select login safe mode. Similar like method 2, choose Troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> Startup Settings -> Restart -> Use number key 4 or functions key F4.

Continue to read 7 Ways to Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode - Part 2

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