Add or remove Safe Mode to the desktop context menu in Windows 11/10

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Safe Mode in Windows 11 or Windows 10 essentially boots the operating system to a basic state, using a limited set of files and drivers. If in Safe Mode you don’t have any issues, it means that default settings and basic device drivers are not causing the problem in normal mode on your device. In this article, we’ll show you how add or remove safe mode context menu to desktop under Windows 11/10.

You can add a cascading desktop context menu in Safe Mode with options to restart in Normal mode, Safe mode, Safe Mode with Networking, and Safe Mode with Command Prompt under Windows 11/10. PC users can activate F8 key and boot into Safe Mode, and can also reboot directly into Safe Mode in Windows 11/10.

Add or remove safe mode to the desktop context menu

You must be logged in as administrator to add, remove, and use the Safe Mode context menu. And for Windows 11 users, you will need to click on Show more options to access those options.

Since this is a registry operation, it is recommended that you back up the registry or create a system restore point as necessary precautionary measures.

TO add safe mode in the desktop context menu, do the following:

  • hurry Windows key + R to call up the Run dialog box.
  • In the Run dialog box, type notepad and press Enter to open Notepad.
  • Copy and paste the code below into the text editor.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDesktopBackgroundShellSafeMode]
"icon"="bootux.dll,-1032"
"MUIVerb"="Safe Mode"
"Position"=-
"SubCommands"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDesktopBackgroundShellSafeModeshell