How do I boot directly into Safe Mode?

Answered by Jason Smith

To boot directly into Safe Mode on a Windows PC, you can follow these steps:

1. Start by accessing the Windows sign-in screen. If your computer is already turned on, you can sign out or restart it to reach this screen.

2. Once you’re on the sign-in screen, press and hold the Shift key on your keyboard.

3. While holding the Shift key, click on the Power button located on the bottom right corner of the screen. This will open a menu with several options.

4. From the menu, select Restart. This will initiate a restart of your PC.

5. After your computer restarts, it will display the Choose an option screen. Here, select Troubleshoot.

6. In the Troubleshoot menu, choose Advanced options.

7. Now, select Startup Settings from the list of advanced options.

8. Next, click on the Restart button. Your computer will restart once again.

9. After the restart, you will see a list of startup settings. To boot directly into Safe Mode, press the corresponding number key on your keyboard.

10. Windows will now start in Safe Mode, and you can log in using your credentials.

It’s important to note that the number key you need to press for Safe Mode may vary depending on your system configuration. Typically, it is either the number 4 or the number 5 key. However, it’s always best to refer to the on-screen instructions for the correct key.

Once you are in Safe Mode, you can troubleshoot issues, uninstall problematic software, or perform other necessary tasks to resolve any problems you may be experiencing with your computer.

Remember that Safe Mode starts Windows with a minimal set of drivers and services, so some features and functionality may be limited while in this mode. Once you have completed your troubleshooting, you can restart your computer normally to exit Safe Mode.

I hope this detailed explanation helps you boot directly into Safe Mode on your Windows PC. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to ask.