How to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Safe mode is one of the most useful things for diagnosing problems with Windows. It loads Windows with an absolute minimum of startup items and the most basic of drivers. It’s really ugly looking, but comes in really handy if something is locking up your machine.

Windows 2000,Windows XP,Windows Vista and Windows 7 Safe Mode:

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. After the computer POSTs start tapping on F8 Key.
  3. Select “Safe Mode” and press enter.

Video Tutorial:


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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