Safe Mode has been there for years since the starting of Windows as it provides you a safe entrance to your PC when it is attacked by viruses or any other malfunctioning. The safe mode is basically a lite version of the Windows that gives you a chance to look at the situation and check for any troubleshoots that you can try. Though it has a very unpleasing interface which takes you back to the 80s, it’s actually necessary to keep the processes going on.
Entering Safe Mode in Windows 10
If you are trying to get into the Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key and not getting the desired result, you definitely need to read this as the method for getting into the Safe Mode in Windows 10 is a bit different. Follow these steps to navigate to the Safe Mode when you are on the login screen.
- On the log-in screen, hold down Shift, and then click the power button on the screen.
- Remember not to press the physical power button on your PC/ Laptop but the one that is shown on the right bottom of your screen.
- Now choose the Restart option from the available ones and the Windows will ask you for the desired option to restart by saying “Choose an option.”
- Choose Troubleshoot> Advanced options> Startup Settings> Restart
- Now you’ll be taken to the Windows Startup Settings where you need to pick the appropriate one among the different options
- The first Safe Mode options should be 4, with the other Safe Mode options following after.
- Just press the number key for the Safe Mode that you want
Exiting Safe Mode in Windows 10
Obviously, you don’t want to keep running your PC in safe mode all the time and after setting things up, you have to come out of the safe mode. Here’s how you can do that:
- In the start menu, search for msconfig and press Enter
- It will take you to the System Configuration feature where you have to look for the Boot tab
- In the Boot tab, you’ll see many options under the Boot option
- Uncheck the “Safe boot” and select OK
- Restart your Windows 10 and you’ll see your computer come back to life