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How To Boot Into Safe Mode in Windows 8


Generally Window users prefer using safe mode for troubleshooting their PC. In Previous versions of Windows we can boot into safe mode by pressing the F8 key at the time of booting. But with the release of Windows 8 everything is changed. The boot menu is completely changed in Windows 8, by default users can’t activate safe mode by pressing F8 key. So, the users definitely missing safe mode whenever they find difficulties to run their computer and trying to troubleshoot. But nothing to worry about it, you can enable the Safe Mode in Windows 8 PC. It is actually deep hidden into the recovery options, to enable it you have to do some extra effort. You have to follow the steps bellow to enable the safe mode in Windows 8.

Enable Safe Mode in Windows 8 Advanced Startup Options

  1. Go to new boot screen then select Advanced Startup Options
  2. Select Troubleshoot option.
  3. Select  Advanced option in the Troubleshoot menu
  4. In the Advanced Options window, select startup Settings to enable the Safe mode
  5. Windows will prompt you to restart the PC
  6. Now you will be able to boot into Safe Mode in your net booting

Enable Safe Mode in Windows 8 using Windows System Configuration
You can also enable the safe mode using Windows System Configuration, which is easier than the above steps.

  1. Press Win+ R to open run window
  2. Type msconfig and press enter, to open System Configuration window
  3. Select the Boot tab and check the box against Safe boot
  4. Click apply

Enable Safe Mode in Windows 8 using command prompt

Before following the steps you need to run your computer with administrator privilege.

  1. Type cmd in the  start screen
  2. Type bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy in command prompt and press enter
  3. A after pressing enter your can see this massage The operation completed successfully

Restart your computer, on next booting you can enable the Safe Mode by pressing F8 hey in Windows 8. If you want to restore the changes, open command prompt and type the following command:

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard.

You can follow any of the above methods to enable the Safe mode in Windows 8. Please comment if you find the article useful.

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