If you’re bogged down by some problem that requires you to boot Windows 8 into safe mode, well it’s not as easy as booting Windows 7 into safe mode. Pretty much like everything else, Windows 8 has hidden safe mode option under a few layers of system options.
Though, there are few ways to boot Windows 8 into safe mode, but we’d like you to use the easiest method to deal with the panicky situation, you’re into.
Repeated pressure on F8 key would yield you no rewards. Not the option to start Windows 8 into safe mode. We’re dealing with the new-age operating system and that requires some smart work to get under the skin.
How To Boot Windows 8 Into Safe Mode
Boot Windows 8 Into Safe Mode Via System Configuration
If you’ve a flight to catch, here’s the easy-peasy method that would boot your system into safe mode. In Windows 7, with the help of F8 key, you can get to the safe mode while booting. But with Windows 8, things have changed.
1. To boot Windows 8 into safe mode, start your computer system, yes normally.
Win Key + X, open ‘Run’ command box and type “ms-config”. Hit the Enter key.
3. From the System Configuration dialog box, under the Boot tab, check Safe boot option. Click ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’ to finalize the option
4. You’ll be prompted to restart the system. Restarting the computer would boot Windows 8 into safe mode.
But configuring Windows 8 to boot into safe this way, would always boot your system into safe mode. Though, once you’re through your work, just reverse the procedure explained above to boot Windows 8 normally. That is, un-check the ‘Safe boot’ option from the Boot option tab.
Cool Tip: Disable Auto Lock Windows 8.
That’s one way to boot your system into safe mode. There’s one more that rides you through several Windows 8 options along with the safe mode. Here’s how to get to it.
Boot Windows 8 Into Safe Mode Holding Shift While Restart
Win Key + C to open the charms menu. Hold Shift key while restarting Windows 8. You’ll be welcomed with more than few options to tend to.
Now choose Advanced Options from the next window.
Now, the last option, Start up settings to change Windows start up behavior.
All these options will be at your disposal as you hit the Restart button.
Among all the options, press Key 4 to enable safe mode in Windows 8. Press the ‘Enter’ key if you’d like to return to your operating system.
After all these steps you’d be welcomed to safe mode in Windows 8.
It wasn’t easy to go through plethora of Windows system options, but they’ve hidden all the sensitive options in these few layers as shown. Do share if you’re not able to log into safe mode in Windows 8 or 8.1.