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[Guide] How to boot Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 in safe mode


What is the common step to troubleshoot a PC?  is to boot PC into safe mode. Prior to Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 this has been done by pressing F8 key while booting computer.

Below trick is very easy to boot PC into safe mode. But you have to be in normal mode. Then press Win+R key (i.e open run) and type msconfig and enter as shown below.

How to boot Windows server 2012 & Windows 8, 8.1 into Safe Mode 01
Now go to Boot, check Safe Mode option and apply the settings and restart your PC to boot into the Safe mode.

 How to boot Windows server 2012 & Windows 8, 8.1 into Safe Mode 02
Once you done with your PC troubleshooting, open msconfig and uncheck Safe Mode option and restart your PC to boot into the normal mode.

 How to boot Windows server 2012 & Windows 8, 8.1 into Safe Mode 03

You can mode your PC into Safe Mode by using below method i.e. by pressing shift while booting PC. Check below guide for the same,