Guide to Add Safe Mode to Boot Menu in Windows 8.1

Posted by Britt Duncan - December 5, 2014

Do you often need to access the Safe Mode in Windows 8 and Windows 10? Today this post will show you how to add the Safe Mode option to the boot menu. When you launch the Windows system, you can quickly get the Safe Mode option for a couple for seconds. If you need to boot into the Safe Mode, all you need to do is choose the Safe Mode option in the boot selection menu and press Enter key.
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Step 1: Press Win and X keys, and then open the Command Prompt as admin.
win and X

Step 2: Type the following command to the Command Prompt and hit Enter.

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

Step 3: Close the Command Prompt when the command takes effect.

Step 4: Press Win and R keys to open the Run box and enter msconfig, click OK.

Step 5: System Configuration will open, then you need to move to Boot tab. Afterwards, select the Safe Mode and set the Timeout to 5 seconds. Then, the Safe Mode option will appear in boot menu for 5 seconds. Click Apply and OK.

Restart your computer. The Safe Mode option will appear in the boot selection menu. And it will disappear after five seconds to boot into the operating system. One thing you should note is 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.

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TESTED:  19 Nov