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Safe Mode - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows


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Safe Mode - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows
This will show you how to add a Safe Mode cascading desktop context menu to restart in normal mode, safe mode, safe mode with networking, and safe mode with command prompt in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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How to Add Safe Mode to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 7 and Windows 8
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This will show you how to add a Safe Mode cascading desktop context menu to restart in normal mode, safe mode, safe mode with networking, and safe mode with command prompt in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
How to Add Safe Mode to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 7 and Windows 8

information   Information
Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The words "Safe Mode" appear in the corners of the display to identify which Windows mode you are using.

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 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

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

Note   Note
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:

  1. In the command prompt, type explorer, and press Enter.
  2. When explorer starts and you see the taskbar, close the Help and Support window.
  3. Right click or press and hold on the solid black desktop, click/tap on Safe Mode, and click/tap on Restart in Normal Mode.


Safe_Mode_Command_Prompt.png


EXAMPLE: "Safe Mode" Cascading Desktop Context Menu
Safe_Mode_Desktop_Context_Menu.jpg






OPTION ONE
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.​
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. Unblock all of the .vbs files one at a time inside the extracted Safe_Mode folder, then 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.​






OPTION TWO
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


 
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Another great tutorial :thumbsup:
 

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Glad you like it. Thank you. :)
 

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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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An easy to follow tutorial and so useful.

I used this to hop back from safe mode to normal working. Works fine and definitely saves a few clicks.

Thanks Shawn :thumbsup:
 

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