Details of Safe Mode in Windows® 7
How do you enter Safe Mode in Windows 7?
Starting the system in Windows 7 Safe Mode can help users diagnose and solve many serious issues, especially when starting Windows normally is not possible. Safe Mode usually starts Windows 7 with a set of drivers and files. Startup programs usually don't run in Safe Mode and only the basic drivers required to start Windows are installed. If users want to perform troubleshooting then it is best to start Windows 7 in Safe mode. If users are running a virus or spyware scan the scans are faster, which can save more time.
The following points are some of the ways to enter Safe Mode in Windows 7:
- Start Windows 7 Safe Mode without F8
- Through advanced boot options
- Through system configuration
Start Windows 7 Safe Mode without F8
In order to restart the system in Safe Mode, users should first click on 'Start' and then 'Run'. If Windows 7 Start menu doesn’t have the 'Run' option showing, hold down the Windows key on the keyboard and press the 'R' key. Users should now be looking at the Run dialog box. Users should type 'msconfig' in the Run box and then press 'Ok'. Users should take a look at the system configuration window. Click on the 'Boot' tab to check the boot options Windows 7 has to offer. Here users can verify the option titled 'Safe Mode' in the system configuration Window. Users should also make sure that minimal Safe Mode is the default Safe Mode option.
Through advanced boot options
In this method, users should first boot the Advanced Boot options screen and then use the arrow key to select the S afe Mode. After selecting it, press 'Enter'. After finishing the process, users can then restart the system from the Start menu in order to go back to the normal boot mode.
In order to start Windows 7 in Safe Mode, users should go to the Start menu first and then type 'msconfig' in the search box and press Enter. If it is driven by User Account Control, then users should click 'Yes'. The select Windows 7 at the top, then check dot 'Minimal' and 'Safe Boot'. Click on 'Ok' and restart the system. The system will now restart and can start Windows 7 in Safe Mode.
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