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How To Start Windows 7 in Safe Mode

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Press F8 Before the Windows 7 Splash Screen
Windows 7 Splash Screen

Windows 7 Safe Mode - Step 1 of 5

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.

Not a Windows 7 User?

See How Do I Start Windows in Safe Mode? for specific instructions for your version of Windows.

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