Safe mode is a mode within Windows used for troubleshooting problems. In Safe Mode, Windows operates with limited functionality—only basic files and drivers are loaded to start Windows. Once in Safe Mode, you can more easily remove viruses, remove stubborn files, replace or modify Windows files etc.
There are a number of Windows Guides that ask you to start the computer in safe mode:
- Remove Viruses And Malware in Safe Mode [How To]
- 5 Easy Ways to Uninstall Toolbars In Internet Explorer 8
- Perform a System Restore in Windows Vista and 7 [How To]
In this guide, we’ll show you a couple of ways to get into Safe Mode in Windows XP, Vista, 7, and Windows 8.