Accessing Safe Mode in Windows 10
- by Hannah N
- in Tutorials
- Use the System Configuration tool (msconfig.exe) to enable Safe Mode
If you can log into Windows 10, the easiest method to boot into Safe Mode is to use the System Configuration tool. You know this tool by its file name: msconfig.exe.
- Please search the words "system configuration" in start menu Or " msconfig" in Run.
- In the System Configuration window, click the Boot
- In the Boot options, select the "Safe boot"
- Finally, click OK.
- Windows 10 displays "you may need to restart your computer to apply these change." If you still have unfinished tasks, select "Exit without restart" or you can restart at that moment. After Windows 10 reboots, it goes straight into Safe Mode.
- Use "Shift + Restart" on the Windows 10 sign in screen.
If you cannot log into Windows 10, but you can get to the Sign In screen:
- press and hold the Shift key on the keyboard. With this key still pressed, click the Power button and, in the menu that opens, click Restart.
- Windows 10 restarts and asks you to select an option. Choose Troubleshoot.
- On the Troubleshoot screen, go to Advanced options.
- On the Advanced options screen, choose Startup Settings. Depending on your Windows 10 computer, you may not see this option at first. If you won't see it click or tap the link that says "See more recovery options." Finally, click the Startup Settings
- Windows 10 says that you can restart your device to change advanced boot options, including enabling Safe Mode. Press Restart.
- After Windows 10 restarts one more time, you can choose which boot options you want to be enabled. To get into Safe Mode, you have three different options:
- Standard Safe Mode - press the F4 key on your keyboard to start it
- Safe Mode with Networking - press F5 key
- Safe Mode with Command Prompt - press either F6 key
Please login to Windows 10 Safe Mode with a user account that has administrator permissions, and perform the changes you want.