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3 Ways to Boot Windows Server 2012 into Safe Mode

July 24th, 2016 by Admin

How can I get into Safe Mode on the new Windows operating systems such as Windows 8, Windows 10 and Server 2012? Starting from Windows 8, the system boots very quickly and the time to press F8 key to access Safe Mode is smaller than 200 milliseconds, so it’s almost impossible to enter into the Safe Mode by pressing F8 during boot time.

In this tutorial we’ll show you 3 workable ways to boot Windows Server 2012 into Safe Mode. The methods should also work with Windows 10 and Windows 8/8.1.

Method 1: Boot Windows Server 2012 into Safe Mode Using Command Prompt

  1. Press the Windows key + X to open the WinX menu, select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the list.


  2. In order to make Windows display the Windows Boot Manager, type the following command at the Command Prompt and press Enter. You will get a confirmation stating that The operation completed successfully.

    bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes


    If you want to stop displaying the Windows Boot Manager later, run this command instead:
    bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu no

  3. Now restart your computer and you’ll see the Windows Boot Manager screen. Just press F8 to bring up the Advanced Boot Options.


  4. Select Safe Mode and press Enter. This will open Windows Server 2012 in Safe Mode.


Method 2: Boot Windows Server 2012 into Safe Mode Using System Configuration

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run box. Type msconfig and press Enter.


  2. Now the System Configuration dialog box will be opened. Under the Boot tab, check the Safe boot option and click OK.


  3. Reboot your computer and it will boot directly into Safe Mode automatically. If you wan to stop Windows from booting into Safe Mode next time, you need to open the System Configuration utility (msconfig) again and uncheck the Safe boot option.

Method 3: Boot Windows Server 2012 into Safe Mode Using Settings App

  1. To get started, you need to open the Settings panel. This can be done by hovering your mouse to the top right-hand corner of the screen, or press the Windows key + I on your keyboard.
  2. Hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard, and then click on Power icon and select Restart.


  3. You will need to click on the Troubleshoot option.


  4. Click Startup Settings.


  5. Click Restart.


  6. The computer will boot automatically to the Advanced Boot Options screen. From there you can select Safe Mode to start Windows Server 2012 in Safe Mode.


How to Boot Windows 8 or 10 into Safe Mode

June 12th, 2013 by Admin

Couldn’t find a way to boot Windows 8/10 into Safe Mode? In the previous version of Windows, we can boot into Safe Mode by simply pressing F8 key while Windows starts. However, this all changes since Windows 8 and the F8 key doesn’t work anymore. Booting into Safe Mode when using Windows 8 or 10 is not as simple as with previous versions of Windows – but it is possible. Here is how to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 and Windows 10.

How to Boot Windows 8/10 into Safe Mode?

Turn on your computer and wait until it boots into the Windows 8/10 login screen. If the computer logs on to your user account automatically, you need to manually log off in order to bring up the login screen.


Hold down the SHIFT key and click on the Power icon visible on the bottom right of Windows 8/10 login screen, then click Restart option. In a moment you’ll see the recovery screen. click on the Troubleshoot option.


Now select Advanced Options.


In a moment you’ll see the Advanced options screen, as shown below. Select the Startup Settings option.


Next hit the Restart button.


Wait while your computer restarts. You don’t need to do anything here or hit any keys. After a while, you should see the Startup Settings menu. You’ll see a number of advanced ways to start Windows 8/10, all aimed at assisting you in solving a Windows startup problem.


Press F4 key on your keyboard to enter into Safe Mode. There’s nothing to do here but wait. Next up will be the login screen you normally see when your computer starts. Log on as administrator and now Windows 8/10 is running in Safe Mode.

Note: If you forgot the administrator password and can’t log into Safe Mode, you can easily reset the lost password using a Windows Password Reset boot CD/USB drive.