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How To Start Windows 7 in Safe Mode?
1 . Press F8 Before the Windows 7 Splash Screen
Starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode is an excellent next step when
starting Windows normally is not possible. Safe Mode only starts
the most important Windows 7 processes so, depending on the problem
you're having, you might be able to troubleshoot or even fix the
problem from here.
To begin entering Windows 7 Safe Mode, turn on or restart your PC.
Just before the Windows 7 splash screen shown above appears, press
the F8 key to enter Advanced Boot Options.
2 . Choose a Windows 7 Safe Mode Option
You should now see the Advanced Boot Options screen. If not, you
may have missed the short window of opportunity to press F8 in the
previous step and Windows 7 is probably now continuing to boot
normally, assuming it's able to. If this is the case, just restart
your computer and try pressing F8 again.
Here you are presented with three variations of Windows 7 Safe Mode
you may enter:
Safe Mode - This is the default option and is usually the best choice. This
mode will load only the absolute minimum processes necessary to
start Windows 7.
Safe Mode with Networking - This option loads the same processes as Safe Mode but also
includes those that allow the networking functions in Windows 7 to
work. You should choose this option if you think you may need to
access the internet or your local network while troubleshooting in
Safe Mode with Command Prompt - This version of Safe Mode also loads a minimum set of processes
but starts the Command Prompt instead of Windows Explorer, the
usual user interface. This is a valuable option if the Safe Mode
option didn't work.
Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, highlight either the Safe
Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, or Safe Mode with Command Prompt
option and press Enter.
3 . Wait for Windows 7 Files to Load
The minimum system files necessary to run Windows 7 will now load.
Each file being loaded will be displayed on screen.
Note: You don't need to do anything here but this screen could
provide a good place to start troubleshooting if your computer is
experiencing very serious problems and Safe Mode won't completely
If Safe Mode freezes here, document the last Windows 7 file being
loaded and then search Lifewire or the rest of the internet for
troubleshooting advice. Check out my Get More Help page for some
more ideas beyond that.
4 . Login With an Administrator Account
To start Windows 7 in Safe Mode, you must log on with an account
that has administrator permissions.
Note: If you're not sure if any of your personal accounts have
administrator privileges, logon using your own account and see if
Important: If you're not sure what the password is to an account
with administrator access, see How To Find the Administrator
Password in Windows 7 for more information.
5 . Make Necessary Changes in Windows 7 Safe Mode
Entry into Windows 7 Safe Mode should now be complete. Make any
changes you need to make and then restart the computer. Assuming
there are no remaining issues preventing it, the computer should
boot to Windows 7 normally after a restart.
Note: As you can see in the screenshot above, it's very easy to
identify if a Windows 7 computer is in Safe Mode. The text "Safe
Mode" will always appear in each corner of the screen when in this
special diagnostic mode of Windows 7.
Minimum hardware requirements for Windows 7
Additional requirements to use certain features:
Windows XP Mode (Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise): Requires
an additional 1 GB of RAM and additional 15 GB of available hard
disk space. The requirement for a processor capable of hardware
virtualization has been lifted.
Windows Media Center (included in Home Premium, Professional,
Ultimate and Enterprise), requires a TV tuner to receive and record
Your graphics card needs to support DirectX 9 if you plan to
utilize Aero. Also, if you intend on installing Window 7 using DVD
media, your optical drive will need to support DVD discs.