How To Add Safe Mode To Boot Menu In Windows 10/8.1

 

Safe Mode is one of the important features of Windows operating system. The feature, which is present in all recent versions of Windows operating system, is often used to troubleshoot booting issues.

In Windows 7 and prior versions of Windows, accessing Safe Mode option was very straight-forward. We just had to press the F8 key after powering the computer. However, the procedure to boot Windows into Safe Mode is bit too complicated in Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Add safe mode to Windows 10 boot menu

Although there are a couple of ways to boot into the Safe Mode in Windows 8 and Windows 10, none of them are straight-forward and require you use additional third-party utilities.

For all those users who often need to access the Safe Mode in Windows 8 and Windows 10, here is a better way to boot Windows into Safe Mode.

The idea is to add Safe Mode option to the boot menu, which means you will see the boot menu with Safe Mode option for a couple of seconds. In fact, once configured correctly, the boot menu will appear every time you restart or perform cold boot.

You can configure Windows to display the boot menu with Safe Mode option for two or three seconds. When you need to boot into the Safe Mode, all you need to do is select the Safe Mode option in the boot selection menu and press Enter key.

If you love the idea of adding Safe Mode option to the boot selection menu of Windows 10 or 8.1, please go ahead and complete the below mentioned instructions.

Safe mode in Windows 10 or 8.1 boot menu

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as administrator. To do so, type CMD in Start menu search box and then simultaneously press Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys. Alternatively, on Windows 10, type CMD in Start menu search box, right-click on Command Prompt entry and then click Run as administrator option.

If you’re on Windows 8/8.1, type CMD when you’re in Start screen and then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.

Step 2: Type or paste the following command in the Command Prompt window and then hit Enter key to execute the same.

bcdedit /copy {current} /d “Safe Mode”

Add safe mode to Windows 10 boot menu step1

Once the command is executed, close the Command Prompt either by typing Exit or clicking the Close button.

Add safe mode to Windows 10 boot menu step2

Step 3: Next, open Run command box by simultaneously pressing Windows logo and R keys (Windows+R). In the box, type Msconfig and then press Enter key to open System Configuration utility dialog.

Add safe mode to Windows 10 boot menu step22

Step 4: Click on the Boot tab. Select Safe Mode from the list, check the box labelled Safe boot (under Boot options), and set the Timeout to 3 seconds. Note that you can enter a value between 0 and 30 as Timeout value. Setting 3 seconds means that boot selection menu with Safe Mode option will appear for 3 seconds before automatically booting into Windows in normal Mode.

Add safe mode to Windows 10 boot menu step3

So, if you feel that you might not be able to select the Safe Mode option in 3 seconds, you can increase the value to 5 seconds.

Finally, click Apply button. That’s it!

Add safe mode to Windows 10 boot menu step4

Reboot your PC. Safe Mode option should now appear in the boot selection menu. The boot screen menu will automatically disappear after three seconds to boot into Windows. Note that, when you select Safe Mode option from the boot menu, your PC will reboot once to boot into the Safe Mode and you won’t see additional Safe mode options.

To remove the added Safe Mode from boot menu

Step 1: Open System Configuration utility by typing Msconfig in the Run command box and then pressing Enter key.

Step 2: Switch to the Boot tab, select Safe Mode from the list (be sure to select the Safe Mode option), and then click Delete button (make sure that you selected Safe Mode and not any other option) to remove it.

Add safe mode to Windows 10 boot menu step5

Note that it’s very important to select Safe Mode option in the list before clicking the Delete button as deleting Windows 8 or Windows 10 entry will make your PC unbootable. So be very sure to select Safe Mode option before clicking the Delete button.

Read 425 times
Dylan Austin

About:

Whenever I have a problem, I sing. Then I realize my voice is worse than my problem.

Top
We use cookies to improve our website. By continuing to use this website, you are giving consent to cookies being used. More details…