How to Exit Safe Mode on Windows 10

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Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode is a good idea if you can’t start Windows 10 normally and need to troubleshoot. Here’s how to get out of Safe Mode when you’re done and want to use your PC normally.

What is Safe Mode?

Safe Mode is basically a troubleshooting service. If you are using unstable hardware drivers that cause you to see the blue screen of death or if you have been infected with malware, launching Windows 10 in Safe Mode allows you to boot your PC to find the root cause of the problem. In some cases, this may be your only way to start your PC without reinstalling Windows.

Why? Because, when you start Windows 10 in Safe Mode, the startup programs and other services configured to start at startup are not launched, hardware support is minimized, screen resolution is decreased, and no software or third-party driver is not enabled. In Safe Mode, you can restore drivers, check system logs, and remove software that may be causing problems.

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How to exit Safe Mode on Windows 10

If you want to exit Safe Mode, all you need to do is restart your Windows PC. You can do this by clicking “Windows Icon” in the lower left corner to open the “Start” menu, selecting “Power,” then “Restart.”

Restart the PC from the Start menu

There is other methods to restart your PC, for example by running shutdown / r from the command prompt. Whichever method you choose, you will be prompted to start Windows 10 normally on restart.

You can also restart normally without the prompt. To do this, open the “Run” window by pressing Windows + R. Once opened, type “msconfig” in the text box next to “Open” and click “OK”.

msconfig in the execution area

Select the “Boot” tab in the window that appears.

Start tab

Finally, in the “Boot Options” section, uncheck the box next to “Secure Boot” and click “OK”.

uncheck the option to boot in safe mode

Now you won’t be bothered by the restart prompt.

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