How to enter Windows 10 Safe Mode

The Safe Mode in Windows loads the operating system just enough so you can start and use basic functions. It is mostly used for troubleshooting or if the system cannot boot normally. In this post we will see how you can start the safe mode of Windows 10.

Before Windows 10, you used to start starting safe mode with the F8 key when you turn on your computer. Then you chose to boot into Safe Mode or Safe Mode with networking, among the advanced options. But now things have changed a bit, and here we will show you how to enter Safe Mode in Windows 10.

Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode

The simplest and most direct way to enter Safe Mode in Windows 10 is by pressing the Shift key and clicking Start / Shutdown > Restart.

This will cause the PC to reboot to Advanced Boot Options.

Alternatively you can go to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery. And then click the Restart now button within the Advanced startup section .

When the computer restarts, on the following screens you must choose these options in the same sequence: Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings  > Restart.

Now the final window will appear, in which you must choose the number of the option with which you want to start Windows 10 safe mode:

  • 4) Enable safe mode. It will start Windows with only the essential resources.
  • 5) Enable safe mode with networking. You will be able to connect and browse the Internet or other networks, so it is the ideal option if you need to download something to solve a problem.
  • 6) Enable safe mode with Command Prompt. Access the CMD command line.

When you make your choice, Windows 10 will start in safe mode and you can try to fix the problem you are having with your computer. If you can’t fix it, try restoring your system, repairing Windows, or restoring factory settings.

Enter Windows 10 Safe Mode from Boot

If Windows 10 won’t start, the above procedure won’t help you. In this case, you must enter Windows 10 safe mode directly, using one of these two ways:

A) Restart the computer 2 or 3 times in a row. These continuous or forced reboots should launch advanced system recovery or automatic repair options. Even if you cannot enter the desktop, you can restart with the key combination Ctrl + Alt + Delete or directly use the power button.

B) Use a Windows installation or boot media. Try one of the following:

  • Use a Windows 10 installation disc.
  • Download the Windows 10 ISO and create an installation disc or USB, as shown here.
  • Use a bootable USB or disk that you have on hand or that you can create on another PC.

When you have any of these elements, follow these steps:

Set the BIOS to boot the PC from the DVD or USB stick, or use the F12 key at startup to choose the boot option directly.

When selecting to boot from one of these devices, you will probably get a message like � Press any key to boot from CD or DVD / USB. “You must do it before the timer expires.

After starting with the disk or USB, on the next screen you must choose Spanish in the list of languages, and click Next.

On the next screen, in the lower left, click Repair your computer.

Exit safe mode

To get out of safe mode, simply reboot the system. When it restarts and loads the desktop, it will no longer be in safe mode.

We must be clear that when changing system configurations in safe mode, when you return to normal mode these changes will be reflected. For example, if you uninstall a driver or remove a device, those changes will remain after the reboot.

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