Windows 8 / 8.1 Safe Mode – Best Ways to Boot into Safe Mode

Stuart Williams
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Windows, the best and the most popular PC operating system available since decades. Recently, Microsoft had revealed a latest version of its so popular PC operating system with Windows 8.1. After getting a massive success of its previous version which was Windows 8, Microsoft brought the latest one.

Apart from everything, sometimes, things go totally wrong and hence we have to boot the system with a safe mode. Safe Mode allows your system to run smoothly with proper hardware and useful software only. So, your system won’t have to push extra efforts to restart. We are here with a special report which will teach you how you can Boot your Windows 8/ 8.1 System into Safe Mode. Details are as follows!

Basically, we came here with two different ways to boot your system into Safe Mode. Both the ways are quite simple, you just need to follow the given steps before doing applying anything on your system. Let’s get on to it and see how it will help you.

Windows 8 / 8.1 Safe Mode – Best Ways to Boot into Safe Mode

1. Since Windows 8 is developed with respect to all the Tablet PC users too, it carries a whole new system of rebooting the PC. So, if you are willing to apply F8 key to bring the boot menu, it won’t be working here in this latest system. For that you have to try another trick.

This method can only be done with your PC’s command prompt. So, you are requested to open command prompt window of your PC. You can go to your PC’s start menu and type run to bring the command prompt window. Now, there you have to manually type a proper command, which is given below, to move further with the process. If you are still confused, follow the below given steps one by one!

Step 1 : Use Windows Key and X together to bring the Windows Start Menu of your system, since it’s a newer version of Windows. In Windows 7 you can get this start menu just by clicking on to the Start Button.

Step 2 : You will be presented with a quick access menu. From this menu you have to select Command Prompt.

Step 3 : You are requested to say Yes whenever you will be asked something.

Step 4 : You will see a command window which usually looks all black, I think you are quite familiar with it as you are using a latest Windows 8 system.

Step 5 : In the command prompt window you need to type the following command manually.

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

You are requested to enter the above given command as same as mentioned. Make sure not to miss even a single word.

Step 6 : After completing the operation you would have a message saying The operation completed successfully. You’re done! Now, you can apply the F8 method to turn your system into Safe Mode.

This was the very first method, which looks quite weird. Well, the next method will get this thing done quickly!

2. The next way looks quite lengthy, however it is quite simple compares to the first way. To get started with it, you need to follow a few steps wisely. Take a look!

Step 1 : Open troubleshooting and repair feature. To do so, you have to press the Windows Key + C. Then click on to the settings option and then to Power. Now, hold the left shift key and click on to Restart option.

Step 2 : From the given menu, choose Troubleshoot option and you will be presented with a number of extra options to apply many things on your system.

Step 3 : After this, click on to the Advanced Option.

Step 4 : Now, click on to the Startup Settings and on the same page you will have a Restart Option. You need to click on to that option.

Step 5 : You will be presented a much familiar boot menu as same as like the previous Windows versions.

Step 6 : Use the arrow keys to navigate to the options. Take it on to the Safe Mode option and hit the Enter key once. You’re done! Your system will now be running on a Safe Mode.

This was the second method of running your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 system into a complete safe mode. To add more, you can be mastered with it after getting it done a couple of times by following the above given methods. Hope it will work for you!

What’s your thoughts on this? Do you know any other method of starting it in a Safe Mode? Do share your experience about the same. Meanwhile, if you have any other queries or questions to be asked, feel free to let us know. For that, put your comments down into the comment sections. We would like to interact with you. Your feedback is always welcomed! Stay tuned and get the best in technology from us!

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