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    Safe Mode - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10

    Safe Mode - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10

    How to Add Safe Mode to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10
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    How to Add Safe Mode to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10


    information   Information
    If you have a problem with your PC, you can troubleshoot by starting it in safe mode. Safe mode starts Windows with a minimal set of drivers and services. If a problem doesn't reappear when you start your PC in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers and services as possible causes.

    This tutorial will show you how to add a 'Safe Mode' cascading desktop context menu with options to restart in normal mode, safe mode, safe mode with networking, and safe mode with command prompt in Windows 10.

    You must be an administrator to be able to add, remove, and use the Safe Mode context menu.

    Note   Note
    Safe Mode context menu options:

    Normal Mode = (Default) This starts Windows normally.

    Safe Mode
    = This starts Windows with a minimal set of drivers and services.

    Safe Mode with Networking = This starts Windows in safe mode and includes the network drivers and services needed to access the Internet or other computers on your network.

    Safe Mode with Command Prompt = This starts Windows in safe mode with a command prompt window instead of the usual Windows interface.

    Tip   Tip
    If you Restart to Safe Mode with Command Prompt, then you could do this to return to normal mode:
    • In the command prompt, type explorer, and press Enter.
    • When explorer starts and you see the taskbar, close the Help and Support window.
    • Right click or press and hold on the solid black desktop, click/tap on Safe Mode, and click/tap on Restart in Normal Mode.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Add "Safe Mode" to Desktop Context Menu
    • Option Two: To Remove "Safe Mode" from Desktop Context Menu



    EXAMPLE: Safe Mode Desktop Context Menu
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    Safe Mode - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Safe Mode - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10
    To Add "Safe Mode" to Desktop Context Menu

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

    Add_Safe_Mode_to_Desktop_Context_Menu.zip

    download

    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop, and unblock it.

    3. Open the downloaded ZIP file, and extract (drag and drop) the Add_Safe_Mode_to_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg file and Safe_Mode folder to your desktop.

    4. Move the Safe_Mode folder into the C:\Windows folder.

    5. If prompted, click/tap on Continue and Yes (UAC) to approve.

    6. Double click/tap on the extracted Add_Safe_Mode_to_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg file to merge it.

    7. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve.






    Safe Mode - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Safe Mode - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10
    To Remove "Safe Mode" from Desktop Context Menu

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

    Remove_Safe_Mode_from_Desktop_Context_Menu.bat


    download

    2. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    3. Right click or press and hold on the .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator.

    4. If prompted, click/tap on Run and Yes (UAC) to approve.





    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Mar 2015
    Messinias, Greece
    Posts : 180
    Win 10 64bit with AU
       2015-03-10 #1

    Done.

    Thank you Shawn.

    Have you added the tutorial yet where you can choose to start either safe mode or your OS? I hope you recognize it from this poor description as I can't remember the actual name you used .
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-03-10 #2

    Hello Maggi,

    LOL, I hear you on that.

    The Restart in Normal Mode option will boot to the OS.
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  3. Joined : Mar 2015
    Messinias, Greece
    Posts : 180
    Win 10 64bit with AU
       2015-03-10 #3

    Okay, but the one I wanted was the one where, when I first switch on I now get 2 options: Safe Mode or my Windows 8.1 OS, and I get 30 seconds before it automatically boots to the OS.

    It's one of your W8 tutorials but I have browsed the W10 ones and can't see anything quite the same here yet.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-03-10 #4

    Ah, I see. The one to add Safe Mode to the boot options menu.

    I haven't done it yet, but you can still use the same method for Windows 8.1 below, but just substitute the description text in the command to have "Windows 10" in it or what you like instead.

    Safe Mode - Add to Windows Boot Manager in Windows 8
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  5. Joined : Mar 2015
    Messinias, Greece
    Posts : 180
    Win 10 64bit with AU
       2015-03-11 #5

    Okay, thanks Shawn.

    I thought it was likely it would be the same, but you never know when they'll change something just to confuse us .
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-03-11 #6

    You're most welcome.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2014
    Belo Horizonte
    Posts : 710
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       2015-03-11 #7

    Very useful indeed !

    Thanks.

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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-03-11 #8

    You're welcome.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro
       2015-11-18 #9

    Works great! Thank you Shawn.
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