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How to enable the F8 key to start Safe Mode in Windows 8


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:40 PM

A new tutorial titled How to enable the F8 key to start Safe Mode in Windows 8 was added by Lawrence Abrams. Please use this topic to discuss any aspect of this tutorial.

A brief excerpt of the tutorial can be found here:

Windows 8 introduced a new boot loader that decreased the speed that Windows 8 starts. Unfortunately, in order to do this Microsoft needed to remove the ability to access the Advanced Boot Options screen when you press the F8 key when Windows starts. This meant that there was no easy and quick way to access Safe Mode anymore by simply pressing the F8 key while Windows starts. Instead in order to access Safe Mode, you would need to either start Windows 8 and then tell it to restart into safe mode or for Windows to fail to start, where you could then tell Windows reboot again into safe mode. Regardless of how you did, it became a 2-3 step process to access the Windows 8 Safe Mode rather than a 1-step process that we have become familiar with.

We hope you find this tutorial helpful.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:02 PM

Dell Inspiron 17R SE (7720) laptop, WIndows 8 64-bit.

 

Thanks for the tutorial.

 

I followed it to the letter and received the confirmation after entering at the elevated command prompt, but despite several attempts (holding F8, tapping F8, etc), the laptop boots straight to the lock screen as before.

 

Am I doing something wrong?






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