How to Start Windows 8 in Safe Mode

Starting Windows 8 in Safe Mode is different from Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7. You can simply start Windows XP, Vista or 7 in Safe Mode by pressing F8 key on startup, but in Windows 8/8.1, this function is disabled. You have to use a different method to start Windows 8/8.1 in Safe ModeThis tutorial shows you “how to start Windows 8/8.1 in safe mode“.

How To Start Windows 8/8.1 In Safe Mode?

Just follow these steps:

Step 1

Go to Start Screen by pressing Windows Key on keyboard, and click on PC Settings.

In PC Settings, click on Update and Recovery-

Step 2

In Update and Recovery, click on Recovery-

In Recovery options the third option is Advanced Startup, click on Restart Now.

Step 3

Your PC will restart, and you will see three options, click on Troubleshoot

Select Troubleshoot From Advanced Startup Options
Select Troubleshoot from Startup Options

In Troubleshoot menu, click on Advanced Options

Click On Advanced Options In Troubleshoot Menu
Click on Advanced Options in Troubleshoot

You will see Advanced options, click on Startup Settings

Select Startup Settings From Advanced Options Menu
Select Startup Settings from Advanced Options

Step 4

Startup Settings will show you the options that you can change/set. Click on Restart to continue-

Click On Restart Button To Start Windows Into Advanced Options For Safe Mode
Click on Restart

On startup you will see Startup Settings. You can use Number keys or Function Key (F1, F2 …) for choosing specific option. To start in Safe Mode, press Number Key 4 or Function Key F4

Press Number 4 Key Or F4 Key To Start Windows 10 In Safe Mode
Press Number 4 Key Or F4 Key to start Windows 8 in Safe Mode

Step 5

Your PC will start in Safe Mode, Login using your account-

You will see black desktop with Safe Mode written on the corners. Windows Help and Support window will open automatically, you can close it and continue your troubleshooting.

You have successfully started your Windows 8/8.1 in Safe Mode. If you want to start it in Normal Mode, just restart your PC and it will start in Normal Mode. If you face any problems, comment below.

See also: How to Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode?
How to Start Windows XP, 7 in Safe Mode?

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