Dec 202014
 

According to Microsoft and Wikipedia’s definition, safe mode is a diagnostic and troubleshooting mode of a computer operating system. With it, you can fix some issues on your PC like system boot issue, password forgotten and so on. It starts your computer in a limited state and only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started.

Then here is the question: how do you boot into safe mode in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7? This blog is right here to explain on starting Windows 8.1/8/7 in safe mode.

 

1. How Do I Get into Safe Mode on Windows 7?

Step 1. To start in safe mode Windows 7, you need to remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer at first.

Step 2. If your computer only installs a single OS, continually hold F8 key before Windows logo appears; if your computer has more than one OS, use arrow key to highlight the operating system you want to start in safe mode and then press F8.

Step 3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight the safe mode option you want, and then press Enter.

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2. How Do I Get into Safe Mode on Windows 8/8.1?

Way 1. Use Shift + Restart” Keys to Start Windows 8/8.1 in Safe Mode

The first way to boot Windows 8/8.1 into safe mode is using Shift +Restart keys.

Step 1. After logging into your Windows 8/8.1, press Power button at Windows login screen. Then press and hold Shift key on your keyboard and click Restart.

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Step 2. Then orderly press “Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart > F4/F5/F6” to start safe mode in Windows 8/8.1.

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Way 2. Use F8 or Shift +F8 to Start Windows 8/8.1 Safe Mode

When starting Windows 7 in safe mode, you can definitely use F8 key. But some users complain that F8 is no longer feasible for starting Windows 8/8.1 safe mode.

Another prevailing method on some websites is using Shift +F8. You just need to boot your PC and press Shift +F8 before Windows 8 or 8.1 starts loading.

But as Windows 8/8.1 is designed with a very fast boot procedure, you may fail to interrupt the boot procedure with your keypresses.

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