How to Start Windows 8 in Safe Mode
Starting Windows 8 in Safe Mode is not a typical method that we have already familiarized ourselves. Since Windows 95, the OS gives us direct access to safe mode by tapping F8 on keyboard just before Windows loads. On Windows 8 systems, things got a little different. Instead of showing a command prompt-type screen, Safe Mode for Windows 8 is now lively with graphical objects.
But unlike the previous versions of Microsoft operating system, Windows 8 is not pre-configured to run this function. You must manually enable Safe Mode in Windows 8 by going through Boot Configuration Data.
Now, follow these steps to start Windows 8 in Safe Mode.
1. Typical F8 is still the key. Just as before, press this key after turning on the computer and right before Windows 8 begins.
2. You will now see the Advanced Boot Options menu (Choose an option).
3. Click on “Use another operating system. Continue with another installed version of Windows.”
On that menu, you will see other systems if you are running in multiple OS versions. Definitely you will choose Safe Mode. This will load necessary drivers and software before it brings you into Windows 8 Safe Mode environment. If you will notice, once log-in onto Safe Mode, only minimal sets of programs are loaded. Only critical process and required drivers comes with it.