If you’re having computer problems on Windows 10, one of the best ways to narrow down your computer’s issue is to re-boot your computer in Safe Mode. According to Microsoft, “If a problem doesn’t happen in Safe Mode, this means that default settings and basic device drivers aren’t causing the problem”. Follow the step by step instructions below to boot your Windows 10 computer in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking:

1. Navigate to the Windows screen

2. Click on the settings icon. You can also press the windows logo key + I to open your settings.

3. Click on ‘Update & Security’

4. Select ‘Recovery’

5. Select the ‘Restart Now’ option. It will be located underneath ‘Advanced startup’

6. Wait for your computer to restart. Once your computer has restarted, you’ll be prompted to choose an option.

7. Select the following path: ‘Troubleshoot’ > then ‘Advanced Options’ > then ‘Startup Settings’ > and finally, ‘Restart’

8. After your PC restarts, select 4 or F4.This is the option to start viewing in Safe Mode.

9. For Internet Safe Mode: If you’d like to use the internet in Safe Mode, select 5 or F5 for the ‘Safe Mode with Networking’ option