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Windows 7: Safe Mode with Networking - Add to Windows Boot Manager Screen


Safe Mode with Networking - Add to Windows Boot Manager Screen

How to Add Windows 7 "Safe Mode with Networking" to Windows Boot Manager Screen
Published by Brink
17 Feb 2012
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How to Add Windows 7 "Safe Mode with Networking" to Windows Boot Manager Screen

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This will show you how to add Windows 7 Safe Mode with Networking to the Windows Boot Manager to be able to easily select to startup into Safe Mode with Networking, Windows 7, or any other installed OS at boot from the Windows Boot Manager screen.

This can be handy to have as another option to be able to start Windows 7 in Safe Mode with Networking as needed.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: "Windows 7 Safe Mode with Networking" added to Windows Boot Manager
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OPTION ONE
Add Windows 7 "Safe Mode with Networking" to Windows Boot Manager
1. Open a elevated command prompt or a command prompt at boot.

2. In the command prompt, copy and paste the command below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
bcdedit /enum /v


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3. From under a Windows Boot Loader section, look for the description that has Windows 7 listed, and make note of it's identifier number (ex: {be048751-14d9-11e1-8533-8922982fe7c3} ) . (see screenshot above)

4. In the command prompt, type the command below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: Substitute identifier number in the command below with your actual Windows 7 identifier number from step 3.
bcdedit /copy {identifier number} /d “Windows 7 Safe Mode with Networking”
For example: I would type this command below exactly for my identifier number {be048751-14d9-11e1-8533-8922982fe7c3}.

Code:
bcdedit /copy {be048751-14d9-11e1-8533-8922982fe7c3} /d “Windows 7 Safe Mode with Networking”
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5. If successfully copied, close the elevated command prompt.
NOTE: If you did this from a command prompt at boot, then restart the computer into Windows 7 instead.

6. Open the Start Menu in Windows 7, type msconfig in the search box, and press Enter.

7. Click on the Boot tab, select Windows 7 Safe Mode with Networking, check the Safe boot box and select (dot) Network, have enough seconds (ex: 30) entered under Timeout to be able to have enough time to select a OS at boot, check the Make all boot settings permanent box, and click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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8. Click on Yes. (see screenshot below)
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9. Click on Restart. (see screenshot below)
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10. You will now be able to select to startup into Safe Mode with Networking, Windows 7, or any other installed OS at boot from the Windows Boot Manager screen.



OPTION TWO
To Remove "Safe Mode with Networking" from Windows Boot Manager
1. Boot into Windows 7, and not the Windows 7 Safe Mode with Networking option.

2. Using either option in the tutorial below, delete the Windows 7 Safe Mode with Networking entry like in the screenshots below.
How to Delete a Operating System Listed in Windows Boot Manager in Windows 7


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That's it,
Shawn


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