How To Start Windows 10 In Safe Mode The Right Way [3 Ways To Do It]

Fortune Osinachi
Fortune Osinachi - Freelance Writer
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Starting Windows 10 computer in Safe Mode is a great way to troubleshoot and fix problems on your computer.

The Safe Mode allows you to start up the operating system with minimal services and drivers so that you can diagnose and repair any problems that may be causing your computer.

In this article, you will learn how to start your Windows 10 computer in Safe Mode the right way.

How To Start Windows 10 In Safe Mode Via Settings

To quickly start your Windows 10 computer in safe mode can be easily done through Settings. To do this will only take a few minutes. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open Settings

Go to Start, search, and open the Settings app.

Step 2: Click on Update & Security

On the Settings screen, click on Update & Security option.

Step 3: Scroll Down to Recovery

Scroll down and tap on the Recovery option.

Step 4: Click on Restart Now

Below the Advanced startup section, click on the Restart now button.

Your computer will restart on a blue screen that has options.

Step 5: Select Troubleshoot

Select Troubleshoot from the options, and on the next screen, tap Advanced options.

Step 6: Tap on Restart

On the Advanced options screen, click on Startup Settings and after, click on the blue Restart button.

When your computer restarts, there will be a list of option for you to choose from. Simply press F4 or select 4 to start your computer in Safe Mode.

Alternatively, you can press F5 or 5 to use internet connection to run Safe Mode.

How To Start Window 10 In Safe Mode From Sign-in Screen

One of the reliable ways to start your Windows 10 computer in Safe Mode is from the Sign-in Screen. To sharply do this, follow the steps.

Step 1: Press and Hold Shift Key + Restart

While you are on the Windows Sign-in screen, press and hold the Shift Key + Restart from the power options.

When your computer restarts on the blue screen with options, select Troubleshoot.

Step 2: Tap on Restart

After selecting Troubleshoot, click Advanced options followed by Startup Settings, and then click the blue Restart button.

Step 3: Press F4 or F5

After restarting, press F4 to start your computer in Safe Mode or press F5 to start your computer in Safe Mode using internet access.

How To Start Windows 10 In Safe Mode From A Blank Screen

Starting Windows 10 in Safe Mode from the desktop home screen is very easy. To do this, apply the steps below.

Step 1: Press Windows + R

Quickly press the shortcut Windows + R.

Step 2: Enter msconfig

In the open box, type in msconfig and click OK.

Step 3: Click the Boot tab

Click on the Boot tap at the top of the screen.

Step 4: Check Safe Boot Box

On the Boot options section, check the Safe boot box, click Apply and then tap OK.


Here are the ways you can rightly start your Windows 10 computer just in case you are having issues getting into Safe Mode, so do not panic and do any of the methods listed here.

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By Fortune Osinachi Freelance Writer
Fortune Osinachi is an experienced freelance tech writer specializing in consumer technology. With 5 years of expertise, he delves into comprehensive guides for iOS, macOS, and Windows on Techvocast. His work also extends to prominent online media platforms including What Gadget, iGeekPhone, Xiaomitoday, and MobiGaming.
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