How to add safe mode to boot list in Windows 10/8/7

Safe mode is a special mode of Windows where it boots up with minimum hardware and software. It allows you to figure out if the problem is related to the OS or is someone else causing the problem. I have used to remove the virus infection, driver troubleshooting, and more. If you need to do it often, it would be wise to add safe mode in Boot List or have a better way to boot into safe mode when required. Here is a small trick which lets you add safe mode to boot list in Windows 10/8/7. You will see it when you restart your Windows machine.

How to add safe mode to boot list in Windows 10/8/7

There are two ways of adding safe mode to boot menu in Windows. Command Prompt and MSConfig. For both of them, you will need to be an admin user. In Windows 10, you can use the Advanced Startup option to boot into Safe mode without restarting your computer. However, thats an extra step if you need to boot directly into safe mode.

1] Using Command Prompt

  • Use Win+ X or right-click on the Start menu, and select PowerShell with admin
  • To add Safe Mode, type the following command, and press the Enter key: bcdedit /copy {current} /d “Safe Mode”
  • You should see a message saying that it was successfully copied.

If you ever wanted to remove Safe Mode from Windows Startup, then execute the command “bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot”. Post this; Windows will boot directly into Windows without showing you any safe mode prompt.

2] Using MSConfig

  • Open Run prompt (Win + R) and type MSCONFIG followed by pressing the Enter key
  • Switch to Boot menu and check the box against “Safe Mode.”
  • You can choose which type of safe mode to boot into. For example, if you want a networking module to work, then select Network.
  • Click on Apply; it will convert the existing listing to boot into the safe mode.

Th only drawback is that it will convert it into a permanent safe mode. The computer will boot up, will not show any options, and boot into safe mode.

To remove safe mode, you need to uncheck the Safe mode box, and you are good to go. If you followed the first method, then you can use the second method to remove safe mode. All you need to do is select the Safe Mode entry, delete it, and apply. It is useful when you have multiple entries in the Windows startup, and you want to get rid of them.

We hope the tutorial was easy to follow, and you were able to add safe mode to boot list in Windows 10/8/7.


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One comment

  1. Safe mode is required when you have to fix a problem such as virus infection or uninstalling drivers in your windows XP. generally we need to use F8 Key to get into safe mode and if not timed properly you will need to restart windows xp again.

    After Add safe mode to your boot list restart your machine and you will see another label as “XP- Safe Mode” added to the list.PS: This option is also used for adding any other windows installation on other partition.——

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