How to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking?

What is Windows Safe Mode with Networking?

Safe Mode is a quite good option to fix bugs and doing certain settings in case of your Microsoft Windows operating system is not functioning well. Sometimes, your computer get into certain problems, during that, it does not functional properly. Therefore, Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking is the best way to troubleshoot the problems of your computer.

Probably, you know that it starts Windows, only in basic mode wherein limited set of files and drivers works on it. If the problem doesn’t happen in safe mode, you’ll know default settings and basic device drivers are not causing the issue.

Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

The following article helps you to know that how to start your PC in advanced diagnostic mode. There are two ways to start Windows 10 in advanced boot menu:

  • From PC Settings
  • From the Windows Sign-in Screen

Firstly, hereby describing you the simple way by using PC Settings.

Step 1. Navigate and click on Notification Area in the right bottom corner of your computer screen and select “All Settings” or another option to open Windows 10 settings is to use hotkeys “Win + I“.


Step 2. Select Update & security.

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Step 3. Click on Recovery in the left pane of the window and hit on “Restart now” under Advanced startup.

Safe Mode with Networking

Step 4. By doing above action, as a result, your PC will reboot and ask you to select an option. Then, choose “Troubleshoot”.


Step 5. Now select “Advanced Options”.

Step 6. Now choose “Startup Settings

Start Windows in Safe Mode with Networking

Step 7. Windows 10 notifies you that you are about to restart your device in order to change advanced boot options. Press “Restart”.

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Step 8. After Windows 10 reboots, you can choose which boot options you want to enable. To get into Safe Mode, you have three different options. You will see a list of options in below screenshot:

Select 4 or F4 to start your PC in Safe Mode

Select 5 or F5 for Safe Mode with Networking (if you need to use the Internet while on safe mode)

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Similarly, if you wish to know even more, that how to get into Safe Mode & Networking from the Windows Sign-in Screen. Click here!!

[Read: Boot Windows XP, Vista & Windows 7 in Safe Mode]

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2 thoughts on “How to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking?

  1. I was try to use the safe mode networking but unable to get it done because I was not doing it the right way. After following the steps mentioned in your article I finally did it.

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