Open CMD prompt as Administrator.

List your current boot entries.


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C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=C:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
integrityservices       Enable
default                 {current}
resumeobject            {2ebb4f15-12b0-11e5-9caf-edb6c1b858db}
displayorder            {current}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 8.1
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {2ebb4f17-12b0-11e5-9caf-edb6c1b858db}
integrityservices       Enable
recoveryenabled         Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {2ebb4f15-12b0-11e5-9caf-edb6c1b858db}
nx                      AlwaysOn
bootmenupolicy          Standard
hypervisorlaunchtype    Auto

Clone your current boot entry.

C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /copy {current} /d "Safe mode boot"
The entry was successfully copied to {2ebb4f1b-12b0-11e5-9caf-edb6c1b858db}.

Change the cloned boot entry to boot Safe mode.

C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /set {2ebb4f1b-12b0-11e5-9caf-edb6c1b858db} safeboot minimal
The operation completed successfully.

Show the new boot entry.

C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /enum {2ebb4f1b-12b0-11e5-9caf-edb6c1b858db}

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {2ebb4f1b-12b0-11e5-9caf-edb6c1b858db}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Safe mode boot
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {2ebb4f17-12b0-11e5-9caf-edb6c1b858db}
integrityservices       Enable
recoveryenabled         Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {2ebb4f15-12b0-11e5-9caf-edb6c1b858db}
nx                      AlwaysOn
safeboot                Minimal
bootmenupolicy          Standard
hypervisorlaunchtype    Auto

Restart Windows to show the new boot menu and click on “Safe mode boot”.
There will be a two-phase restart. Troubleshooting tools are also accessible through
the menu:

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