Windows 10 safe mode When and why you should use it ?

Windows 10 is one of the most popular operating system that is available to the common public today. Almost all the laptop that are manufactured except Apple come with Windows pre installed in them. Even some Apple devices use Windows 10 with the help of boot camp. Because windows is so widespread and easy to access people just find it convenient to use the operating system.

Every operating system comes installed with the SafeMode which can be used in the times of emergency. The safe mode system has been put into place ever since Windows Vista. Many people don’t know that a safe-mode is in existence even in Windows 10 devices. With the help of the safe-mode you might lose most of your features that Windows 10 office.

The safe-mode is a full proof method of saving your operating system from any kind of virus attack and work to remove it easily. The safe-mode for Windows 10 is pretty much a fail safe, put in place in order to keep in check both the hardware as well as the software.

WHEN TO USE WINDOWS 10 SAFE MODE

SafeMode is essentially a Diagnostic method kept in place in order to make sure that your device does not get corrupted. The safe-mode just runs the most basic software processes that are necessary to start an Operating System in a digital environment. In Windows the safe-mode is mainly used to remove any Rogue virus activities as well as almost all malicious content. In this mode most of the non core functionalities are disabled which makes it easier to identify the problems within your operating system.

TYPES OF SAFE MODE

  • SAFE MODE

In this you get access to almost all Windows features as well as the graphics user interface. This is recommended for regular users who are trying to figure out their issues with the operating system.

  • SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING

With the help of safe-mode enabled along with networking you get access to the internet while you are in the safe-mode so that you can look up issues that are causing problems to your device.

  • SAFE MODE WITH COMMAND PROMPT

This mode with command prompt something that is left best to the professionals. This type of  mode does not have the windows graphics user interface but instead just a command prompt window. This is useful for people who are extremely updated with the the security norms of Windows devices.

HOW TO BOOT INTO SAFE MODE

Even the safe-mode feature has been put in place sense Windows 7 there have been some changes made into the way you can boot into safe-mode. In order to reduce the Windows 10 boot times the F8 key by default has been disabled and hence if you are facing some problems and you wish to enter the safe mode right of the bat then you can’t do so. The F8 key safe mode feature needs to be re-enabled manually before you can boot into it directly.

ENABLE SAFE MODE

In order to enable the F8 hotkey for booting into safe-mode while Windows 10 startup you have to make changes to the boot configuration data. The BCD edit tool is something that can be used to change how your Windows device behaves on startup. Here’s how you can enable safe-mode –

  1. Press the windows key and search for run. Or alternatively press the Windows key + R.

  1. Type in CMD and press ctrl + shift + Enter to start it with administrator permissions.
  2. When command prompt runs as administrator simply copy paste this command –
bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

This should enable the F8 key function for booting into SafeMode. Simply press the F8 key right before the Windows logo appears in order to jump into the SafeMode selection screen.

HOW TO BOOT INTO SAFE MODE FROM NORMAL MODE

Windows 10 also gives user the ability to to switch from normal mode to safe-mode directly without messing up their boot times. Here’s how –

  1. Open up Run.
  2. Type in msconfig and press ok.

  1. This would open up the system configuration tool.
  2. Head over to the boot menu.

  1. In the boot menu click on SafeMode to enable it and press ok.

  1. The should prompt you to restart your computer, do so to switch to SafeMode from normal mode.

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