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How to Disable Safe Mode in Windows 8

By Aman Singhal on Dec 19, 2012
In this article we are going to explain how to disable Safe Mode in Windows 8.


In this article we are going to explain how to disable Safe Mode in Windows 8. In a previous article we explain Enable and Use Safe Mode in Windows 8

How to disable Safe Mode in Windows 8.

Step 1

First of all we have to move to the Start Screen window in Windows 8. Then move the cursor on the bottom-right of the window screen and click the search box which is helpful to search in Windows 8. In the search box type "cmd" and press Enter. Right-click and open "cmd.exe" as administrator.


Step 2

Enter the following at the command prompt, adding a space at the end. DO NOT press Enter yet.

bcdedit /delete


Step 3

Use the same Mark and Paste procedure mentioned earlier in the previous article to copy the identifier for the Windows Boot Loader section with the description, "Windows 8 Developer Preview (Safe Mode)" and paste it into the above command. Press Enter to execute the command. You should get a message that the operation completed successfully.


Step 4

We can also turn off Safe Mode by unchecking the Safe Boot check box for the Windows 8 Developer Preview (Safe Mode) option in msconfig.exe, and then reboot.

Aman Singhal
Aman Singhal

Aman Singhal is a software developer working with Microsoft technologies including .NET, Windows 8, ASP.NET and Windows Store apps.



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