Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Jen M

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to boot into safe mode on Windows 8 computers. There are two ways to do this. The first is to press and hold the shift key and then press "F8" during the boot-up of the computer. From there, select "Safe Mode". Let's look at another way, a much easier way. We can access safe mode from within Windows 8.

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Steps

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    Press and hold the Windows key, and press "R"
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    This opens the "Run" window.
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    In the "Open" field, type "msconfig" and press the "Enter" or "Return" key, or click "OK"
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    In the "System Configuration" window that opens, click the tab marked "Boot"
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    From here, click the empty box next to the words "Safe boot"
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    Now we can change the "Safe boot" modes
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    We can set it to "Minimal", "Alternate shell", "Active Directory repair" or "Network". Click "OK". Now, every time we restart our computer, we will be booted into safe boot.
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    To revert this, repeat the process
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    Open "Run" and then type "msconfig" and then click the "Boot" tab and click to remove the checkmark next to "Safe boot". Then click "OK". If we restarted the computer, the system would log in to a normal Windows 8 account.
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    Click "Restart"
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    In our case, we will click "Exit without restart". If we had actually made changes, we would restart it.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to boot into safe mode on Windows 8 computers
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Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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