How to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10

If you’ve used Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 for a while, you might have noticed that the “old ways” of booting into Safe Mode no longer work. By that, we mean trying things like pressing the F8 or Shift + F8 keys on your keyboard while booting.

These methods stopped working in normal cases because the boot procedure became faster than ever before.

The same is true when we’re talking about Windows 10. Such actions don’t work. But that doesn’t mean Windows 10 has no Safe Mode. It’s just that to get to it, you have to follow other procedures. In this video we’ll take a closer look and see how you can get into Safe Mode in Windows 10.

Safe mode starts Windows in a basic state, using a limited set of files and drivers. It can help you troubleshoot problems on your PC. For example, if the problem doesn’t happen in safe mode, you’ll know that default settings and basic device drivers aren’t causing the issue.

There are two versions of safe mode: Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking. They’re quite similar, but Safe Mode with Networking includes the network drivers and services that you’ll need to access the Internet and other computers on your network.