Remember when once upon a time all you had to do to start Windows in safe mode was go all Woody Woodpecker on the F8 key during boot? Well in Windows 10 it seems you have to do just a little more...
- On the login screen click on the power icon (lower right) then hold the shift key while clicking "Restart" from the popup menu.
- During the reboot you will get a "Choose an option" menu. Click on "Troubleshoot".
- On the next menu click on "Advanced options".
- On the next menu click on "Startup Settings".
- On the next screen click "Restart".
When the system restarts you should get a numbered menu where pressing "4" will enable safe mode.
See how Microsoft has made vast improvements to the way you use your computer (heavy sarcasm)?
A simpler way, but one that requires you to make a change that you must later undo, is
- Run msconfig.exe
- select the "Boot" tab.
- Select "Safe Boot"
- Click "OK"
Every boot after that will be a boot into safe mode until you undo the changes in msconfig.
So what exactly was wrong with F8?