Adding Safe Mode to Boot Menu on Windows 10 and Windows 8 Systems

Running your Windows PC in a Safe Mode could troubleshoot different sort of problems occurring with it. Windows lets you access to the limited set of files and system drives so that you can identify what is wrong with the computer. Nonetheless, a quite number of users find it difficult to get into safe mode especially o Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems. So here is a way out for such users.

In the prior Windows versions, booting into safe mode was simple. In Windows 8/10 systems, in order to add safe mode, you will need to create a boot entry for it. A boot entry holds some essential parameters that actually defines how your Windows OS loads. There will be a standard default boot entry for your Windows Pc by default. However, by adding a new boot entry you can specify what you want to do.

Creating a new boot entry involves two major steps:

  1. Make a copy of existing Windows boot entry via Command prompt
  2. Secondly, modify the options within the boot entry using the System Configuration tool

Step 1:  With Command prompt

Initially, you need to make boot entries with the existing boot entry that is present by default. Press down Windows key +X – go to administrative tools – select Command prompt (Admin). On the prompt type the following command –

bcdedit /copy {current}/d “Windows 10 Safe Mode”

[Hit on Enter key]

If you need networking support then the command to be run is –

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

Similarly, you can create Safe Mode with Command prompt by running the command as –

bcdedit /copy {current} /d “Safe Mode with Command Prompt”

Step 2: Using the System Configuration utility

Go to the Start menu and type msconfig to open the Windows System configuration tool. Press over boot tab and you will see all the created entries in it. Check mark on Safe boot option and also Make all boot settings permanent. Apply the settings and click on Ok.