How to Exit Safe Mode in Windows 11 [3 Methods]

Safe Mode, as the name suggests, loads only Windows and its components in a secure mode that you may use in various scenarios. It is easy to boot into Safe Mode and there are several ways you can reach there. But, if you don’t how to exit Safe Mode, you can’t get back to your normal Windows system, as a simple restart won’t cut. In this article, we have elaborated on some of the easiest ways to close the Safe Mode.

How to easily exit Safe Mode in Windows 11

There are several ways you can exit Safe Mode. These are –

Way 1 – Use the System Configuration

Way 2 – Use Windows Recovery Method

Way 3 –  Use the Command Prompt

We have detailed each of the methods with detailed instructions.

Way 1 – Use the System Configuration

You can easily get out of the Safe Mode using the System Configuration tool.

1. Just press the Win+R keys together to open the Run terminal.

2. Then, write “msconfig” there and click “OK” to access the System Configuration page.


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3. When the System Configuration page opens up, you should go to the “Boot” tab.

4. You will find information about various boot types. In the ‘Boot Options’ tab, make sure that the “Safe boot” box is unchecked.


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5. Now, all you have to do is to tap “Apply” and “OK” on the same page to apply these changes.


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6. As an effect, you will be prompted for an immediate system reboot. Tap “Restart” to restart your system.


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This will get you out of the Safe Mode. This is the usual and easiest way to get out of Safe Mode.


Way 2 – Using the Command Prompt terminal

There is another way you can boot out of the Safe Mode which is using the Command Prompt terminal.

1. Press the Windows key and the R keys together.

2. Just type “cmd” in the box. Click “OK” and the Command Prompt will be opened with administrative privileges.


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3. When you are in the Command Prompt page, write down this command and hit Enter.

bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot


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4. Then, execute this command to restart directly from the terminal.

shutdown /r


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Once the device restarts, it will be out of Safe Mode and you will be back to normal Windows once again.


Way 3 – Using the Windows Recovery

Windows Recovery Environment has the option to go out of Safe Mode.

1. Tap the Windows key from your keyboard and then tap on the power button.

2. Now, press and hold the Shift key and click on “Restart“. This will restart your device in Windows Recovery Environment.


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3. Once you are in there, tap “Troubleshoot“.


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4. On the next step, tap “Advanced options” to access it.


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5. Next, tap “Startup Settings” to reboot and access the full list of startup options.


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6. Now, click on “Restart“.


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7. Once the system restarts, you just have to press the Enter key.


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You will be out of the Safe Mode.