Tuesday 11 December 2018

Add Safe Mode to Windows 10 Boot Options

Quite why Microsoft made it so difficult to get into Safe Mode in Windows 10 is beyond me, but you can actually make it a boot option in just a few steps.

Step 1
Open a Command Prompt with Administrator Rights by typing into the search bar CMD, then right clicking on the now highlighted Command Prompt to select 'Run as administrator'
Next in the Command Prompt window enter: bcdedit /copy {current} /d "Windows 10 Safe Mode"
If it works you will see 'The entry was successfully copied to .............'

Step 2
Type msconfig into the search bar and select System Configuration
Click on the Boot tab
Click on the new entry Windows 10 Safe Mode to select it
Under Boot options, tick Safe boot
Under Boot options, select Minimal
Set the Timeout to 3 seconds
Next, tick Make all boot settings permanent

Step 3
Restart your machine and press F2 or whatever the boot options prompt is to boot into Safe Mode.

Repeat the whole process to add extra boot options by changing the text you first enter into the Command Prompt that is in speech marks to "Safe Mode with Networking" and selecting Network in Boot options.

Lastly a big thank you to IT PRO for bringing this to my attention in the article:

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