How to start Microsoft Windows in safe mode with networking

This tutorial will show you step by step how to start Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 in safe mode with networking.

Microsoft Windows “Safe Mode with Networking”

Safe mode starts Windows in a basic state, using a limited set of files and drivers. It can help you troubleshoot problems on your PC.

Safe Mode with Networking also loads the network drivers and services you need to access the Internet and other computers on your network.

How to start Microsoft Windows 10 in safe mode with networking

1. Click on the Start menu button.

2. Click on the power button.

3. Hold the [Shift] key down and click on Restart.

An options menu will appear.

4. Click on Troubleshoot.

5. Click on Advanced options.

6. Click on Startup Settings.

7. Click on Restart to restart your PC.

8. When the startup settings menu appears, you press the [5] key on your keyboard for Safe Mode with Networking.

How to start Microsoft Windows 8 in safe mode with networking

1. Click on the Start menu button.

2. Click on the power button.

3. Hold the [Shift] key down and click on Restart.

An options menu will appear.

4. Click on Troubleshoot.

5. Click on Advanced options.

6. Click on Startup Settings.

7. Click on Restart to restart your PC.

8. When the Startup settings menu appears, you press the [5] key on your keyboard for Safe Mode with Networking.

How to start Microsoft Windows 7 in safe mode with networking

1. Start your PC and keep tapping on the [F8] key repeatedly until a menu appears.

2. When the Advanced Boot Options menu appears, you select Safe Mode with Networking.

3. Press Enter.

How to force Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or 10 to start into safe mode with networking without the F8 key

1. Open Windows System Configuration.

Three ways to open System Configuration:

2. Click on the Boot tab.

3. Select the Safe boot option.

4. Select the Network option.

5. Click on the OK button.

Force Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or 10 to start in safe mode with networking

6. Click on Restart to restart your PC.


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References:

Microsoft.com

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