How to Turn Off Safe Mode in Windows 10/11?

Windows on your computer should not boot by default in Safe Mode. The latter is a dedicated environment for troubleshooting and performing specific tasks not available in the standard operational mode. Although entering Safe Mode in Windows 10 and 11 is a thing many users know, some might be caught surprised when the operating system enters Safe Mode back upon reboot. If you are a less experienced user and do not know how to disable Safe Mode in Windows 10 and 11, this article will help you fix the issue.

How to Disable Safe Mode in Windows?

We should point right away that this article applies to Windows 11, 10, 8.1, and even 7. All these operating systems use the same utilities and methods to work with Safe Mode. We use the “disable Safe Mode in Windows 10” phrasing only because it is the most popular OS.

The easiest way to turn off Safe Mode in Windows 10 is to use the msconfig tool.

  1. Press Win + R and type msconfig then hit Enter.
    how to turn off safe mode windows 10
  2. Go to the Boot tab and locate the Boot options section. turn off safe mode windows 10
  3. Uncheck the Safe boot option. The nested options will turn off automatically once you uncheck Safe boot.
  4. Click Ok to apply the changes and restart your computer. Windows should boot in normal mode.

The method above works for most users, especially those who initiated Safe Mode manually. If your computer keeps on booting using the wrong mode, try disabling Safe Mode using Command Prompt:

  1. In Safe Mode, press Win + R and type cmd. Ensure Windows executes the command with elevated privileges (run as Administrator). The Run dialog box should state that the command will run with Administrator privileges. If no, press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.
  2. Type in and run the command:
    bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot
    

    Command Prompt should notify you that the command has been successfully executed. disable safe mode windows 10 command prompt

  3. You can now close Command Prompt and restart your computer using any preferred method.

Some people use third-party apps to modify the bootloader and manage boot options. If you are stuck in Safe Mode and cannot disable it, installing third-party apps is a little excessive. Most of them use the standard Windows capabilities to manage boot options wrapped in a user-friendly (sometimes not) interface.

If Windows on your computer keeps on failing to boot normally and falls back into Safe Mode, you need to troubleshoot it using other methods rather than force-disabling Safe Mode.

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