Disable Safe Mode
October 12th, 2010 by Dustin
For some reason, if you decide you don’t want users to use Safe Mode, here is a way to disable access.
1. Open the Registry Editor (Start > Type regedit and press enter.
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot.
3. Rename the Minimal and Network subkeys to Minimal.old and Network.old.
4. Reboot, and you will not be able to access Safe Mode by pressing F8
Dustin is the Head Editor of MSTechPages and has been awarded the 2011 Microsoft Community Contributor award. He is in the process of finishing up a book about Windows 7 Tips and Tweaks. Also, a free ebook for Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts is available on this site, with more printable "cheat sheets" coming soon.
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