5 Ways to boot Windows 10 into Safe Mode When F8 Is Disabled

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Running your computer in Safe Mode means running your computer in the least possible system software and drivers to off-load your computer from malware. It means that you are working in a “safe” environment on your computer.

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The Windows 10 has however disabled the F8 way of entering into Safe Mode because the developers believe that the system with Windows 10 already runs in a safe environment and does not require this feature. However, if you are still looking for alternative options for this then we have a list of options available for you to run your computer in Safe Mode.

Follow These Steps To Start Your Computer In Safe Mode:-

Using Shift + Restart Option On The Login Startup Screen To Start Your Computer In Safe Mode:

Follow these steps to know how to do it:

STEP 1:

Turn on your computer but do not log in using your id and password, if your computer is already turned on then sign it out to reach the login screen.

STEP 2:

Click on the power icon on the right hand corner of your screen at the login screen. In the list of options that appear after pressing the power button, click on Restart tab while pressing the “Shift” key on your keyboard.

STEP 3:

This will restart your computer and you will see few options on your screen. Out of those options choose the Troubleshoot option to get options to resolve your issue.

STEP 4:

Choose the “Advanced options” tab from the options that appear on your screen upon clicking on the troubleshoot tab.

STEP 5:

Now, click on the “Startup settings.

STEP 6:

On this new window, press the restart button at the bottom of the page then select “Enable Safe Mode” option.

STEP 7:

After this, your computer will start in Safe Mode and if you want to get back to normal mode you can simply restart your computer.

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Booting Into Safe Mode Using A Recover Device:

Windows 10 has an option of creating a recovery device in form of a USB device with your system recovery on it.

Recovery Drive

STEP 1:

Insert your USB device in the computer and search for Create Recovery Device in the search tab.

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STEP 2:

Grant permission by clicking on the Yes command and follow the instructions provided there.

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STEP 3:

After you are done creating a recovery device, select the “advanced startup” option under the recovery tab and click the Restart button.

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STEP 4:

Select your preferred keyboard layout on the next screen. On this screen follow the following:

Troubleshoot => Advanced Options => Startup Settings => Restart.

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STEP 5:

Now click on the Enable Safe Mode option to reboot your computer in safe mode. Your computer can return to Normal Mode by simply restarting it again.

How To Enable The F8 Key To Run Your System Into Safe Mode:

Windows 10 disabled the F8 key to provide a better experience in terms of speed and efficiency of your computer. However, if you are willing to compromise the credibility of your computer over the F8 command then you are free to follow the below steps to get back access to the old comfortable F8 method of starting your computer in Safe Mode:

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STEP 1:

Open the Command Prompt in your system by simply searching cmd on your search bar.

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STEP 2:

Right-click on the Command Prompt tab that appears and click on Run as Administrator and grant permission by clicking on Yes on the next dialogue.

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STEP 3:

On the Command Prompt screen, type “bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy” without the quotation marks and press Enter to proceed.

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STEP 4:

You will be notified with a message stating that your operation has been successfully performed. Upon seeing this message, restart your computer so that the changes may take place.

STEP 5:

However, if you change your mind after doing this and want to reset your settings then you can do so by opening the Command Prompt again and by typing the following command, “bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard” without the quotation marks to reset your default settings. Restart your computer afterwards to let the changes take place.

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Use Of System Configuration (Msconfig.exe) Tool To Boot Into Safe Mode:

Despite being the lengthiest and slowest method, this method is by far the most safest way to boot your computer into Safe Mode. If you are looking for safest method to boot your computer into Safe Mode then follow the step by step instructions below:

STEP 1:

Turn on your computer and start the run command by pressing Windows + R key simultaneously

msconfig

STEP 2:

In the run box, type msconfig.exe and press Enter key.

STEP 3:

On the new window that appears, click on the Boot tab.

boot options

STEP 4:

Under the boot tab, check the Safe boot checkbox with the following choices:

  • Minimal
  • Alternate Shell
  • Active Directory repair
  • Network

Make your choice according to the problem faced by you and click “OK”

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STEP 5:

After that, restart your computer to let the changes take effect. Also, this will allow your computer to start in Safe Mode every time. If you are looking to revert your changes then repeat Step 1 and 2 without selecting the Safe mode tab.

Using Window Recovery Options To Boot Your Computer Into Safe Mode:

STEP 1:

After turning on your computer, open the settings window on your computer.

settings window

STEP 2:

From this window, select “Update and Security

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STEP 3:

Select the recovery tab from the options present on left hand side of your screen.

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STEP 4:

Click on the Restart button present under the Advanced Startup option.

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STEP 5

On the next window, click on the troubleshoot option.

STEP 6:

Now click on Advanced Options.

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STEP 7:

Now click Startup Setting and Restart your computer.

STEP 8:

From the next window, select Enable Safe Mode option.

Your computer will now boot into Safe Mode. You need to restart your computer to get back to normal mode.

These are some of the ways to reboot your computer into Safe Mode on your Windows 10 PC with F8 disabled. Stay tuned for more amazing fixes!

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