How do I enter Safe Mode in Windows 8?

Last Update: 2012/10/30

Booting Into Safe Mode on Windows 8

  1. To boot into Safe Mode you need to hold the Shift button and press the F8 key, this will sometimes boot you into the new advanced “recovery mode”, where you can choose to see advanced repair options
  2. You will need to click on the Troubleshoot option.
  3. Then select Advanced Options.
  4. Choose the Windows Startup Settings option.
  5. Finally hit the Restart button on the bottom on the menu.

When the system reboots you will be able to boot into a menu similar to the Advanced Boot Options where you can select a number that corresponds to which mode you’d like to restart the system in.


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