How To Boot to Safe Mode in Windows 8

by windowsiso on September 9, 2012

The boot option has been completely revamped in Windows 8, therefore the way how to get into the safe mode also has changed. It’s easier, has more options, and gets no more fighting with the boot time to get the right moment pressing the F8 key.

Here is a quick instruction showing you how:

First, boot to the Advanced Boot Options. Not sure how? Here are 3 way of doing so.

Then, once in the boot options, go to Troubleshoot.

Boot to Safe Mode - Troubleshoot

Then, Advanced options.

Boot to Safe Mode - Troubleshoot - Advanced options

Then, pick Startup Settings.

Boot to Safe Mode - Troubleshoot - Advanced options - Startup Settings

Click Restart button.

Boot to Safe Mode - Troubleshoot - Advanced options - Startup Settings - Restart

The computer then reboots. Before it goes into the normal Windows 8 system, it displays the Startup Settings instead. You will see 3 Safe Mode options listed there.

  • Press F4 to Enable Safe Mode
  • Press F5 to Enable Safe Mode with Networking
  • Press F6 to Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Boot to Safe Mode - Startup Settings

Once one of the 3 options is chosen, the system continues to reboot and goes into the mode you expected.

That’s it.

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