How to access Safe mode in Windows 10

Safe Mode (also known as safe mode) in Windows is considered a really useful environment when the computer’s operating system is corrupted, infected with a virus.

Safe mode is used to restore the system and sometimes you need to enter Safe Mode to remove a third-party application or remove viruses.

How to into to Safe Mode in Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10? You refer to the content below.

When do you need into Safe Mode in Windows?

The computer has a blue screen after installing incompatible software or there is a conflict between the old and newly updated driver.
When this error, you can enter Safe Mode to remove the software or driver that causes blue screen error on your computer.

The computer is infected with a virus and does not allow you to install any anti-virus software to protect your computer.
You can enter Safe Mode and use the rescue disk of anti-virus software such as Kaspersky, Rescue Disk, … and proceed to eliminate viruses in your computer.

Method 1. Access Safe Mode from System Configuration

Step 1: Open the Run dialog box (Use the Windows + R key combination) → Then type: msconfig in the Run window.

Step 2: System Configuration interface appears → Proceed to select Boot tab.

Then, select the Safe Boot box. There are 2 options to keep in mind:

  • Minimal: Normal Safe Mode input, can not connect to the Internet.
  • Network: Safe Mode can connect to the Internet

After selecting Safe Mode, select OK and proceed to restart the Windows computer.

Method 2: Access Safe Mode via Command Prompt

Step 1: Open the Run dialog box (Windows + R key combination) →Input Command Prompt

Step 2: In the Command prompt window, input the command below and Enter:

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

Finally, restart Windows. When the computer has just started to boot, select F8 to into Safe Mode


Note: You can completely enter Safe Mode on Windows 7 by method 1 or method 2. However, normally for Windows 7. You just need to press and hold the F8 key when the computer starts to boot was able to enter Safe Mode.

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