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You Will Need
- A PC with Windows 95 or a newer version
Restart or turn on your computer
Turn on your computer or restart it by going to the Start menu, clicking on Shut Down, selecting Restart, and clicking OK. For Vista users, go into the Start menu, click on the arrow to the right of the padlock icon, and select Restart.
Tap F8 while computer is booting
Tap the F8 key at a steady pace while the computer boots, until the Windows Advanced Options menu appears.
Select Safe Mode option
Use the arrow keys to move the highlight bar to the Safe Mode option located at the top of the menu. Once this is highlighted, press Enter.
Choose your operating system
Choose the operating system you want to boot by moving the highlight bar over it and then pressing Enter.
Select Yes for entering safe mode
Confirm your choice to run in safe mode by selecting Yes in the dialogue box. You're now running your computer in safe mode.