Safe Mode is a useful trick when you have minor bugs in your Windows operating system. The old system for accessing Safe Mode is no longer used due to increased speeds of Windows 10 booting. Your computer will reload everything quickly enough that you will not have time to perform all the necessary steps.
So, what do we suggest now?
Don’t worry -- there are still plenty of ways to enter Safe Mode. The following methods we discuss for rebooting Safe Mode are available whenever you need them next.
Use the System Configuration tool
This is one of the easiest methods to reboot your system in Safe Mode. Simply hit the Windows key + R, then type “MSConfig” into the box that pops up. This should bring up the System Configuration menu.
Go to the Boot tab at the top and choose to reboot in Safe Mode, then click OK. At that point, Windows will ask if you want to restart now or exit without restarting. If you still have work to save, exit without restarting. Otherwise, go ahead and restart your computer.
How to Boot Windows in Safe Mode using Shift + Restart
This is another easy method to access Safe Mode.
To begin, click on the Start button, and then click on the power button. Now, while holding the shift key, click restart.
When Windows reboots, it will ask if you want to troubleshoot or return to Windows 10. Choose to troubleshoot.
On the next screen, choose “Advanced Options” followed by “Startup Settings” on the following screen. At this point, Windows will tell you your other options, but you will simply need to choose to restart your computer.
After Windows 10 reboots, choose the Safe Mode option that you prefer. You can enable Safe Mode by pressing the F4 key on your keyboard.
Access Safe Mode with Networking by pressing F5 on your keyboard. Finally, you get Safe mode with Command Prompt by pressing F6 on your keyboard. Choose the version that works best for your current needs.
The Recovery option
Press the Windows key + I to access your Settings. Once there, go to Update & Security followed by Recovery. Under the Advanced Startup option, click Restart now. When the computer restarts, follow the steps in the Shift + Restart topic to get to the Safe Mode options.
Interrupt the normal booting process
Somewhat similar to the old Safe Mode tricks, by interrupting the boot process you can convince your computer to enter Safe Mode.
While your computer is booting, hit the reset or power button. Do this four times in a row, and you’ll see that Windows is Preparing Automatic Repair. When that loads, go to Advanced Options instead of Restart.
This will take you to the same troubleshooting page in Shift + Restart so you can follow the same instructions as mentioned above.
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