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How to Restart in Safe Mode Windows 8.1


Windows 8.1 is a popular operating system used by millions of users around the world. Like any other software, it may encounter issues that require troubleshooting. One common troubleshooting technique is to restart the computer in Safe Mode, which allows you to diagnose and resolve problems by loading only the essential drivers and services. In this article, we will explore the process of restarting Windows 8.1 in Safe Mode and provide step-by-step instructions to help you navigate through this troubleshooting method effectively.

Windows 8.1 Restart in Safe Mode:
So your looking to booting windows into safe mode with networking. You can use CMD prompt and type what we have below or with Windows 8 or 7 or Windows Vista, start System Recovery Options using your installation media or a system repair disc. Unfortunately, this process doesn’t work with Windows XP.

With Command Prompt open, execute the correct bcdedit command as shown below based on which Safe Mode option you’d like to start:

Safe Mode with Networking: bcdedit /set {default} safeboot network

Than go ahead and reboot the system and it should boot windows into safe mode.

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