Starting Windows 8 in Safe Mode

With the introduction of Windows 8.1 some may be finding it difficult to bring up Safe Mode by the old method of constantly tapping on F8 as the system starts up.

Here’s how to start your Windows 8.1 based PC in Safe Mode:

  • Restart your computer but keep the Shift key pressed while you do it

  • Select Troubleshoot

  • Select Advanced Options

  • Select Startup Settings

  • Select Enable Safe Mode and then press Restart

Even though it is more of a process getting your computer in to Safe Mode, there are a few other options available now like the ability to refresh your PC which are definitely worth taking a look at it when your computer gets in to trouble.

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