Get to safe mode and other startup settings in Windows 10


From Settings

To start Windows in safe mode or get to other startup settings:

  • Select the Start button, then choose Settings .

  • Select Update & security > Recovery.

  • Under Advanced startup select Restart now.

  • After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.

  • After your PC restarts, select a startup setting by pressing the corresponding number.

From sign-in screen

If you can't open Settings, get to startup options from the sign-in screen:

  • On the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down while you select Power > Restart (in the lower-right corner of the screen).

  • After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.

  • After your PC restarts, select a startup setting from the list of options by pressing the corresponding number on your keyboard.