How to Boot Windows 10 into Safe Mode with Networking?

What is Windows Safe Mode with Networking?

Sometimes, your computer gets into certain problems, during that time, it does not function properly. Therefore, Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking is the best way to troubleshoot the problems with your computer.

Safe Mode is quite a good option to fix bugs and perform certain settings in case your Microsoft Windows operating system is not functioning well.

You probably know that it starts Windows, only in basic mode wherein a limited set of files and drivers works on it. If the problem doesn’t happen while in safe mode, you’ll know that the 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 how to start your PC in advanced diagnostic mode. There are two ways to start Windows 10 in the advanced boot menu:

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

First, I will describe the simple way by using Windows PC Settings.

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


Step 2. Select Update & security.

update & security

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 the 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.

Start Windows in Safe Mode with Networking Share on X

Step 8. After the Windows 10 reboot, you can choose which boot option you want to enable.

To get into Safe Mode, you have three different options. You will see a list of options in the screenshot below:

Select 4 or F4 to boot your Windows into Safe Mode

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

safe mode networking

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: How to Boot Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 in Safe Mode?]

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2 thoughts on “How to Boot Windows 10 into 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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