In this guide, I am going to go through the steps to get into Safe Mode in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8. Windows 1. 0. Note that if you installed a driver or just recently made a configuration change to your computer, you may want to try the “Last Known Good Configuration” before going into safe mode in Windows 7, Vista and XP. Last Known Good Configuration loads the last working version of Windows. However, it is replaced each time you log into the computer, so if a problem has occurred, make sure to try this option BEFORE logging onto the computer again. In Windows 8 and Windows 1. Last Known option is no longer included. Instead, they have other options like Refresh, Reset (Reinstall), Restore, etc.