How To Access Safe Mode In Windows 10

Accessing safe mode is useful when trying to troubleshoot Windows problems or to optimize the system settings. Earlier versions of Windows had the option of pressing F8 during system boot to launch safe mode. However in Windows 8 and 10, the process of booting into safe mode is a lot different.

Here is how to enable safe mode in Windows 10 :

First, through Action Center go to All settings and choose Update & security.

windows 10 action center

windows 10 system settings

Next, click on Recovery and from Advanced startup section, click on Restart now.

recovery options in windows 10

From the options displayed, select Troubleshoot.

troubleshooting options in windows 10

And then Advanced options.

advanced recovery and troubleshooting options in windows 10

Select Startup Settings from the Advanced options list.

startup settings in windows 10

Finally, hit Restart.

restarting after selecting startup settings in windows 10

Finally, either use number keys associated with various options or function keys F1-F9 to choose Enable Safe mode.

windows 10 safe mode screen

Windows 10 will now reboot into safe mode.

All done.


  1. Toolsforpc says:

    Great post about the save mode access on Windows 10, I really liked it.