2 Easy Methods to Run Windows 10 in Safe Mode

You may need to troubleshoot different processes, and for this purpose, running your Windows 10 in safe mode is very much important. The main reason as to why users run their windows in safe mode is to resolve multiple issues.

If your operating system can boot successfully, it will let you log on your PC through an administrator account. This can make entering into the Safe Mode a lot easier. However, if you can’t log on to the admin account, and only have a secondary account then operating system offers no startup that lets you enter the safe mode. But this can be made possible with two easy steps explained below with images.

Method 1: Entering the Safe Mode through Run Box

  • Firstly, log on to the Windows 10 with any of administrator account. Usually, there is a single administrator account, but some PCs might have more than one.
  • Once you log in and the desktop screen appears, hold the “Windows + R” key on your keyboard. This will open up the “Run” command box. You can also open the RUN program by right clicking on the Windows icon, and then navigate the Run option.
  • Once the box appears, type “MSCONFIG” in the command box and press OK. run config
  • You will see a new box of “system configuration”. Here you have to go to the Boot tab from the top available options. System configurations
  • Under the Boot tab, you can see the boot options. Check the “Safe Boot” option along with the relevant settings as in the image below.
  • Now click OK and you will get a new message from system configuration to either “Restart” or “Exit without restart”. You have to choose the “Restart” options. This will restart the Windows in Safe mode. However, you can also choose the second option, but this will run in safe mode only when you start the computer next time.

system configuration options

Method 2: Entering Safe Mode through Shift + Restart Combination

If you are looking for an alternative method, then using Shift + Restart combination is an easy method of doing so.

Firstly open the start menu by clicking on the Windows icon in the lower left bottom of your Desktop, and navigate the “Power” button. Click on it!

Power button

Now, hold the Shift Key and tap on the Restart option from the power button. The same rule applies on the Sign In screen, where you can click on the power button and then hold the shift key and tap on restart button.


Next the Windows 10 will reboot and put forth three options to choose from. You have to select the “Troubleshoot” option.


Now on the next screen of Troubleshoot click on Advanced options.

advance settings

Next choose the Startup settings.

startup settings

Now, you will finally reach the stage from where you will have to choose the “Safe Mode” option and then restart your computer.

safe mode restart

Once the Windows 10 reboots, it will further give you nine different instructions. However, the 4th, 5th and the 6th ones are relevant for you. Pick the one that suits your needs, and proceed to work in Safe Mode.

safe mood options

I hope that both of these methods worked perfectly for you. In case you are having issues at any stage, let us know in comments. We’ll get back to you with a proper solution in the least time possible.