How To Start Windows 10 In Safe Mode

Sometimes it becomes necessary to start your Windows in safe mode. Mostly to remove some stubborn programs or recovering from system crash etc. Safe mode makes troubleshooting way easier because in Safe Mode only necessary Windows services start. All other programs won’t start automatically allowing you to check which one caused error.

Starting Windows 10 in Safe Mode is quite similar to Windows 8 or 8.1. In Safe Mode Windows starts in limited functionality mode with options to start Windows with Command prompt, with Network Connection or without network connections. This tutorial shows how to start your Windows 10 PC in safe mode.

You can also take help from this video:

Now, after you have checked the video, let’s see these steps in details.

How To Start Windows 10 In Safe Mode?

Step 1

Click on Start, and select Settings. Alternatively, you can press Windows + I key combination on keyboard to open Settings.

In Settings window, click on Update & Security.

Step 2

In Update & Security, click on Recovery on left side and on the right side, under Advanced Startup, click on Restart Now.

Your PC will restart and show you startup options, click on Troubleshoot-

In Troubleshoot menu, click on Advanced options-

In Advanced options, click on Startup Settings-

Step 3

In Startup Settings, you will see the list of modes that you can use now, click Restart to continue-

After Restarting your PC, Startup Settings page will appear. Press an appropriate number key or function key to start Windows 10 in desired mode. To start in Safe Mode, press number key 4 or Function key 4(F4).

Step 4

Your Windows 10 will start in Safe Mode. Login into your Account. You will see the desktop with black background and Safe Mode written in all four corners.

You can start your Windows 10 normally by simply restarting it.

About Aslam Khan

Hi there, I am a blogger, engineer and a computer geek. I love kittens. I spend some of my time blogging besides full time job as Senior Windows Administrator. I like to learn new things.

One comment

  1. Tried hard about couldn’t start my Windows 10 in safe mode… This article helped me a lot… Thanks buddy

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