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Add Safe Mode To The Boot Menu Options

For many years to date, booting Into Safe Mode has served It's purpose extremely well for troubleshooting purposes, or removing malware due to not being able to boot normally Into Windows. Safe Mode was easily accessed by hitting the F8 key during start up, but all this changed with Windows 10- It cannot be assessed as such. In this tutorial, I will show you how to add Safe Mode to the boot menu options.

Those who've been utilizing the Windows platform since the good old days of Windows 95, will be well aware of what I'm referring to. Safe Mode Is an excellent utility to run diagnostic tests due to the operating system failing to boot, or removing malicious content, such as trojans and viruses.

As mentioned above, Safe Mode was accessed by simply (repeatedly) tapping the F8 key when starting the PC. Windows 10 no longer accommodates this, but Instead has Automatic Repair that attempts to diagnose and fix boot Issues. This has failed me at the best of times, thus prompted me to document this tutorial.

I will demonstrate how to add Safe Mode to the boot menu, whereby every time you power up your PC, the Safe Mode option will be displayed together with your operating system. Essentially, you can choose whether to boot Into Windows 10, or Safe Mode. So let's get this tutorial happening.

Step One:
The first thing we need to do, Is access the Command Prompt. Open the Search bar and enter cmd. Right-click Command Prompt at the top, and click on Run as administrator.

Step Two:
Next, enter the following command, exactly as written, quotes Inclusive:
bcdedit /copy {current} /d "Safe Mode"

You can change Safe Mode (within the quotes) to anything you like. I've changed mine to Windows 10 Tips Safe Mode. When done, hit Enter on your keyboard.

Step Three:
Windows will return a message, saying that The entry was successfully copied. Safe Mode has now been added to the boot menu, so close the Command Prompt thereafter.

Step Four:
Let's make sure that Safe Mode has In fact been added, by assessing MSConfig. Open the Run menu, enter msconfig and hit OK.

Step Five:
As you can see, my Windows 10 Tips Safe Mode Is listed In the Boot options, hence all has gone according to plan.

Step Six:
It's now time to boot up the computer. I've done just that, and Safe Mode Is there together with my Windows 10 operating system. Let's click on It and see what's available.

Last Step:
There's an array of troubleshooting and diagnostics tools available, that would otherwise be Inaccessible via this methodology on Windows 10. Of relevance here, Is the Enable Safe Mode option. A job very well done Indeed!

Final Thoughts:
Apart from the benefit of accessing Safe Mode via this tutorial, as you can see In the Image above, you also have access to a number of tools to help get your operating system up and running again. Stating the obvious, If you're not sure on how to use a particular diagnostic tool or Safe Mode Itself, simply Google It. You're better off having an Insight Into the tool's functionality, than making matters worse due to being Ill-Informed.


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