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How to boot into Windows Safe Mode in your VM

Our latest video details booting into Windows Safe Mode in your guest operating system. Booting into Safe Mode is useful for diagnosing if an issue in a guest operating system is the result of a third party application or non-essential Windows service, or if the issue is with Windows.

You may want to do this when:

  • The guest operating system or virtual machine fails
  • The guest operating system or virtual machine stops responding and displays a blue screen (BSOD) with a stop code
  • The guest operating system or virtual machine reboots for no reason
  • The guest operating system or virtual machine has performance problems
  • The guest operating system or virtual machine is slow
  • The guest operating system or virtual machine has an application that is not working properly
  • The guest operating system or virtual machine is experiencing networking problems

For more information and cautionary notes, continue reading the KB article: Booting into Safe Mode.

How to boot into Windows Safe Mode from your VMware virtual machine

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  1. todd

    This is great! however could you please also create a video on how to get the Recovery Console cmd prompt as well?

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