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How to Boot into Safe Mode on any version of Windows

What is Safe Mode ?

Safe mode is an application software, used to fix malware and unstable software problems. Booting into Safe mode is proved to be the best way to troubleshoot and fixing problems, it will boost up the task of fixing malwares or any problem, but the functionality of the computer will be reduced.

In Safe mode you have all the administrative rights, as it boots without loading any third party software, the resolution of the PC will be reduced if booted into Safe mode. Safe mode will start your computer with only basic services and functionality that are needed just to start the operating system.

If your PC got in trouble with some problem, you should boot into Safe mode to fix it as Safe Mode is used to fix unstable or malware software problems. In the previous versions of Windows, booting into Safe mode was very easy task. In this post you will learn how to boot into Safe mode on any version of Windows.

Boot into Safe Mode on any version of Windows

Boot into safe mode on Windows 7, Vista, or previous versions

Safe mode in Windows 7 or any previous version can be accessed by pressing “f8” as the operating system boots.Your PC will be booted into Safe mode.

Boot into safe mode on Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows 10

Tradition to access Safe mode by pressing “f8” as the system boots, will no longer work in Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows 10. Windows 10 has recently launched and millions of people have upgraded their PC to Windows 10. To boot into Safe Mode on Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows 10, safe mode can be accessed by pressing “shift + f8” or a special UI is needed. First try “shift + f8”, if it doesn’t help then try this procedure to boot into Safe Mode.

1. Open Run Command.
To open Run Command press “Windows Key + R”.

2.   Type the following command and hit enter.


boot into safe mode


3. Now System Configuration window will pop up, now click on “Boot” and go under Boot options. Select Safe Boot, click Apply and hit OK.


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4. After Clicking OK, you will see a system configuration message.

5.  Just Restart your Computer and it will Boot into Safe Mode.

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  1. I can’t seem to reboot in safe mode while plugged into a monitor. I have no other choice as my computer screen is broken. Any other ideas?

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