Enable and Use Safe Mode in Windows 8

Introduction

 
In this article, we are explaining how to enable and use Safe Mode in Windows 8. When we installed the Windows 8 Developer Preview, some problems were generated. If we want to boot into Safe Mode to try and fix the problem then Windows 8 does not enable Safe Mode, we must manually enable it. 
 

How to enable, use and 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 to 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 on "cmd.exe" in the results list. 
 
Step 2
 
A checkmark displays next to cmd.exe and an Advanced icon displays in the lower-right corner of the screen. Click the Advanced icon and select Run as administrator from the popup menu.
 
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Step 3
 
Then, if the user account control dialog box displays, click "yes" to continue.
 
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Step 4
 
When the command prompt opens, then type in the following command-
bcdedit /enum /v
 
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Step 5
 
Enter the following at the command prompt, with a space at the end. DO NOT press Enter yet. 
bcdedit /copy
 
Step 6
 
Then right-click on the windows boot loader and select mark.
 
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Step 7
 
Highlight the identifier, including the brackets, and press Enter to copy it.
 
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Step 8
 
Then right-click on the window and select paste.
 
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Step 9
 
The identifier is passed into the command on the command prompt line. Type a space after the identifier and finish the command with the following-
/d "Windows 8 Developer Preview (Safe Mode)"
 
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Step 10
 
After this process closes the command prompt.
 
Step 11
 
Search for "msconfig.exe" in the search box. We don't need to run it as an administrator.
 
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Step 12
 
To get Safe Mode to start, select Windows 8 Developer Preview (Safe Mode) in the list and then select the Safe boot checkbox. Accept the default Minimal option below the checkbox. Safe Mode should start automatically when you reboot.
 
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Step 13
 
The following dialog box displays, asking if you want to restart. Click "Restart" to reboot your computer immediately.
 
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Step 14
 
Sometimes, Safe Mode may not automatically start. Instead, you may see the following screen displayed when the computer restarts. Select the Windows 8 Developer Preview (Safe Mode) option to start in Safe Mode.
 
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Step 15
 
Windows boots directly into the Desktop view rather than the Metro UI screen view. The Windows Help and Support window also displays, providing information about Safe Mode.
 
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Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Enable and Use Safe Mode in Windows 8.