How To Boot Into Safe Mode Back In Windows 10 By Pressing F8

Starting Windows 10 is a normal task, but what happens when you feel trouble in operating windows, or want to restart in Safe Mode and F8 key doesn’t give you normal safe mode menu, what you will do now? Just follow these simple steps and boot into safe mode by pressing F8 key


Safe Mode of windows loads the operating system with the minimal set of system files and device drivers – just enough to start and operate the Windows OS. In window’s Safe Mode, the startup programs, add-ons, do not run. We only boot into Safe Mode, when we need to troubleshoot some issues occurred by some application or antivirus or any external app. This post will tell you how you can boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode. There may be other ways, but we will cover the most convenient way or you can say it the traditional way.

Less talk straightforward and let’s cover about restarting windows 10 in Safe Mode by pressing F8 key. Simply restarting in Safe Mode alone, where only the most essential parts of Windows are loaded. It can be enough to fix some errors and troubleshoot windows, but the usual F8 key method no longer works in windows 10 – it’s been disabled to speed up boot times in latest windows 10.


Yes, we know we said f8 key no longer works in Windows 10, but you can activate it. Here’s how you can activate it.

Steps to Boot Into Safe Mode using F8 Key

You can search cmd in Cortana and right click on cmd then select run as administrator or Right-click the Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu that appears  (this isn’t the usual Start menu).

Click the Yes button if prompted to allow the app to make changes to your PC.


 Boot Into Safe Mode


Type — or copy and paste — the following set of instruction into the Command Prompt window and press the enter key:

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

You should now be able to enter Safe Mode when restarting Windows 10 by pressing [F8].


 Boot Into Safe Mode


Just shutdown windows 10 and now while booting press F8 and you can see your old safe mode option.

Also Read: How To Customize Windows.

I hope you will like the above steps to enable f8 mode in windows 10, if you like this article then share it with your friends and if you have any trouble in above steps feel free to comment in the comment section down blow.



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