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#1 nolacs22

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 03:57 PM

i recently read your enable the F8 key in windows 8, well i did the registry change,  and F8 still does not work? I am trying to learn this stuff before a mishap. On reboot  I am supposed to be tapping the F8 key right?

 

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 10:17 PM

Some bios have a setting, that you have to hold the Fn key, when pressing a Function key.  It allows you to turn on or off the feature.  On my Toshiba's, I have it set so that you only have to press the Function key, not Fn & function key.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:32 PM

Some bios have a setting, that you have to hold the Fn key, when pressing a Function key.  It allows you to turn on or off the feature.  On my Toshiba's, I have it set so that you only have to press the Function key, not Fn & function key.

That's a good point, maybe HP can tell me something about  booting into safe mode. I changed my registry back to standard per the bleeping computer article. Thanks! :lmao:



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:30 PM

There is no more Safe Mode with Windows 8. HP is not going to tell you that.  Now it is a Recovery screen that you boot into.  Welcome to Windows 8.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:37 PM

Follow the directions here from HP Consumer Support Windows 8 Safe Mode

 

You can get to Safe Mode but it's more of process to do than it is with other Windows operating systems.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 03:18 PM

Thanks for the info! :lmao:



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 12:45 PM

Safe mode does still exist in Windows 8, but you can't boot into it like you could in previous Windows versions.  This is because Windows 8 boots too quickly to use the F8 key.  In order to boot into Safe Mode you have to set it up prior to rebooting per the instructions Queen-Evie posted the link to.


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 01:42 PM

Thanks all.My hp assistant has quit working, and hp can't tell me why? :lmao:



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 01:50 PM

Try uninstalling it and download it and reinstall it.

 

You can find the download here.


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:44 PM

Try uninstalling it and download it and reinstall it.

 

You can find the download here.

Thanks! :lmao:



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 09:44 AM

Safe mode does still exist in Windows 8, but you can't boot into it like you could in previous Windows versions.  This is because Windows 8 boots too quickly to use the F8 key.  In order to boot into Safe Mode you have to set it up prior to rebooting per the instructions Queen-Evie posted the link to.

 

The preset is to hold SHIFT when selecting Restart. It will load the menu which includes Safe Mode. Once selected the reboot will take you there.



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 02:10 PM

@ Netghost56

 

Does the preset work for all computers on 8 or just HP?



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 02:21 PM

All computers, as I read it on Microsoft.com

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:08 PM

Thank-you, Netghost56! Sticky Note that baby on my screen.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:47 PM

Sorry but the safe mode reset did not work for me and reading the reasons, here are confusing. Should the "shift" key be pressed when booting up or the FN key along with the f8 key. My Dell Inspiron AiO Desktop, its keyboard an FN key. What am I doing wrong?




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