Starting Windows 8 in Safe Mode may seem difficult, especially if you are familiar with the previous versions of Windows operating systems. In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8/8.1. Although both versions have different interfaces, the steps are identical.
Method 1: Using the MSConfig Command
The first method involves using the MSConfig command. To start, open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys, then type msconfig, and click OK. The dialog box will display multiple options. Move to the BOOT tab, and select Safe Boot in Boot options. Confirm the changes by pressing Apply and OK. Windows 8 or 8.1 will ask you to restart the PC, which will then boot into Safe Mode. Once you have completed the work, revert back the changes by following the same procedure. Open Run by pressing Windows + R keys, type msconfig, and click OK. Go to the BOOT tab and deselect the Safe Boot option. Confirm the changes by pressing Apply and OK. Restart the PC to enter normal PC mode.
Method 2: Using the Shift + Restart Option
The second method may require more attention because it involves selecting options during the start-up. When the OS boots completely in normal mode, open Charm Bar, then Settings, then Power. Press Shift and select Restart (Shift + Restart). A blue screen with multiple options will appear. Select Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options, then Startup settings. The screen will display multiple points of what you can do by changing startup settings. Confirm by selecting Restart. A few options will appear, and you can select them using numbers on the keyboard. To enable Safe Mode, press 4 on the keyboard. Windows 8/8.1 will boot into Safe Mode. To boot into normal mode, restart the PC.
These methods are easy to follow and can help you enter Safe Mode on Windows 8/8.1. If you face any issues, feel free to comment below. Do share or thumb up this post if you find it useful.