What is Safe Mode With Networking? Do You Know How to Start Windows 8 into Safe Mode With Networking?

Safe Mode is a Windows mode that is a bit different from the regular mode, unlike the normal mode, it uses only the most basic drivers and programs that are required to start Windows. And after you went to the safe mode then you can see the background is back. There are several words stating “Safe Mode” in four corner. This mode will also not launch any programs when Windows starts. But you can not get online if you just select safe mode. So safe mode with networking is required when you want to get online. Because it won’t load any files or programs in safe mode with networking and this helps computer users a lot for diagnosing hardware driver problems and computer infections all in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows or Windows Windows 8. You can do almost the same as you do on normal mode, such as removing files, programs, etc. And most of the time, you can erase things  that you are unable to remove when Windows is started normally.

So to go to safe mode with networking to perform some tasks is more helpful. Since you know one of the most common steps when troubleshooting a PC is to boot into safe mode. Do you still remember how to get into safe mode with networking in Windows XP, Vista, or 7? Well, this is the guide: Restart your computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8″ key constantly. When you are at the Advanced Boot Options, use the arrow keys to highlight the “Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press ENTER. But the guide above is only for that systems, if you tried the guide on Windows 8 then you could find out  that it is useless. This has been changed with Windows 8. But what if we want Safe Mode?

You can still successfully boot up your PC in Safe Mode with networking in Windows 8 if you follow the guide below. Just turn on your computer then quickly hold down Shift key and keep hitting F8 key constantly, it will boot you into automatic recovery mode, you can still manually access the recovery options by pressing the Shift+F8 key combination.

Booting Into Safe Mode With Networking In Windows 8 Step by Step

Step1. Restart your computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, hold down the Shift key and repeatedly hit the F8 key (Shift+F8), this will sometimes boot you into the new advanced “recovery mode”, where you can choose to see advanced repair options. Please click on See advanced repair options Button to go ahead.

Win 8 Recovery mode

Step2. You will get this Choose an option Screen after you clicked on See advanced repair options. Now you will need to click on the Troubleshoot option to continue.

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Step3. When you get on this Troubleshoot Screen, you can see there are three options listed, please click on or select the Advanced Options.

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Step4. Now you are at the the Windows Startup Settings option, by the looks of things we were never meant to find Safe Mode With Networking, you are required to click on Restart Button to continue.

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Step5. When you are at the Advanced Boot Options, use the arrow keys to highlight the “Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press ENTER or Press a number to choose from the option, if we now want to enable safe mode with networking, then press 5.

Win8-D Safe mode with networking

Step6. Like magic, when your PC reboots you will be able to boot into Safe Mode from the familiar looking Advanced Boot Options screen.

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Video Guide On How to Start Windows 8 In Safe Mode With Networking

Alternatively, you can view this video guide directly on our website.


After following the tutorial above then you can access to safe mode with networking in Windows 8. It seems there is a little bit complex to finish all the steps by common users. Anyway, if you do it in a correct way then you are able to get in that mode.

Note: If you have tried many times but failed to boot into safe mode with networking in Windows 8, to take a quick time to get in that mode, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for instant help.

Published by Michael Myn & last updated on February 12, 2014 6:51 am

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