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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

    Safe Mode - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows
    How to Add "Safe Mode" to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 7 and Windows 8
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    01 Jul 2013
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    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.



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    EXAMPLE: "Safe Mode" Cascading Desktop Context Menu

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    Safe Mode - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows OPTION ONE Safe Mode - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows
    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

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    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.






    Safe Mode - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows OPTION TWO Safe Mode - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows
    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

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    Glad you like it. Thank you.
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    Excellent Piece of Work Shawn, Very Powerful.. Even checked the code its ..V Compact and V Robust ..Thank U And Keep Up the Good Work
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    Greece
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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
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