How to Boot Windows 8 in Safe Mode

This tutorial will show you how to boot up Windows 8 in safe mode


In this tutorial we are going to show you how to boot windows 8 in safe mode– something that has been made more challenging compared with previous versions of windows.

Step # 1 – Opening the Run Command

First of all you need to navigate to the desktop if you are in Metro view, do this by clicking on the “Desktop” application. Now you need to open the “Run” command window, to do this press “Windows Button” and “R” on the keyboard.

The Run window

Step # 2 – Changing the Boot Options

In the box in this window type “msconfig” and click the “OK” button. This will open the “System Configuration” window. In the tabs at the top of this you need to click “Boot”. Under “Boot options” check the box to the left of “Safe boot”. Click “OK”.

Selecting boot options in System Configuration

Step # 3 – Restart and Boot in Safe Mode

A dialog box will appear asking whether you want to restart your computer, click the “Restart” button and the computer will begin to shutdown. This is how to boot windows 8 in safe mode and you need to wait for the machine to start up again. Log-in, and you will see that it has successfully booted into safe mode.

Windows 8 safe mode