Starting Windows in Safe Mode with Networking

Starting Windows in Safe Mode with Networking

Starting Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 in Safe Mode with Networking:

1.Repeatedly tap the F5 or F8 key while the computer is booting.
2. At the Boot Options screen select Safe Mode with Networking, and if prompted, administrator. The screen will look different because the video driver is not loaded. That will return to normal after a reboot. In the interim you can right click the desktop and change the Display resolution for easier navigation.

To start Windows 8 in Safe Mode with Networking:

1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
(If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
2. Under PC settings, tap or click General.
3. Under Advanced startup, tap or click Restart now.
4. On the Choose an option screen, tap or click Troubleshoot, then click on Advanced Options.
5. Tap or click Startup Settings.
6. Tap or click Restart.
7. On the Startup Settings screen, choose Safe Mode with Networking.
8. Sign in to your PC with a user account that has administrator rights.

To start Windows 8.1 in Safe Mode with Networking:

1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
(If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
2. Under PC settings, tap or click Update and Recovery.
3. Tap or click Recovery
4. Tap or click Advanced Startup
5. Tap or click Troubleshoot
6. Select Advanced Options, then tap or click Startup settings and choose the Safe Mode with networking option from there.

Windows 10 Safe Mode with Networking:

Click Start> Settings> Update & Security> Recovery
Under Advanced startup, click: Restart Now
Click: Troubleshoot> Advanced Options> Startup Settings> Restart (button)
Press on your keyboard: 5 (this is Safe Mode with Networking)

*To run PC Matic, you may need to go to Start>Programs>PC Pitstop>PC Matic if the desktop icons are not present.

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