In a previous article, we saw how to create the shortcut for all Safe Mode variations in Windows 10. It was done with the help of VBScript scenarios. Let's use them to create a context menu with Safe Mode options.
Windows 10 inherited the boot options from Windows 8 and comes with the same graphical environment for various recovery related tasks. Due to this, the Safe mode is hidden by default in favor of the automatic repair engine shipped with the new OS. If you need to start Windows 10 in Safe mode, you might want to create a special Desktop shortcut to reboot the OS to Safe mode directly.
There are many Winaero readers asking me this. How to access the safe mode if Windows 10 already does not boot? F8 does nothing! Well, I decided to write a detailed tutorial how it can be done. If you need to know this, read the rest.
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In Windows 10, there is a way to reboot the OS quickly and launch the troubleshooting options directly. This is very useful if you have some issue that you cannot fix in the regular Windows 10 environment. For example, you may need to overwrite or delete some in-use files. It is a really good alternative to a bootable DVD or USB stick. In this article, I would like to share how to quickly access the command prompt for troubleshooting in Windows 10.
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With Windows 8, Microsoft made changes to the boot experience. The simple text-based boot loader is now hidden by default and its place, there is a touch friendly graphical user interface with icons and text. Windows 10 has this as well. Although it is functionally richer, the UI is also very cumbersome to navigate and requires many OS components to be loaded before you see the GUI boot menu. In comparison, the classic boot loader in Windows 7 was extremely fast and gave you all the troubleshooting and startup related options on a single screen. For example, if you need to boot into the Safe Mode of Windows, you have to load this graphical boot UI first and then choose Safe mode. Today, we will see how to add the Safe mode option directly to the new boot loader on the screen where you get the OS choices.
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