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#1 ray5450

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:25 PM

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I searched how to enable F8 for boot menu:

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

 

I put it in, and tried it (F8 on boot) and it worked...but only when restarting from an already booted Windows.  If the machine is turned off, it will not F8 to the start menu.

 

Is there a way to make it work from a power off status?

 

Thanks.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:49 AM

Have you tried these?  http://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:46 AM

Did you run the cmd as admin?

 

Have you tried holding down shift key while tapping F8?

 

Do you have Fast Boot enabled?



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 10:11 AM

The options at the link that involve direct boot also require being able to choose the option in an already working Windows.

Yes, cmd as admin.

Shift F8, no effect.

Assuming "fast boot" means the same as "fast startup", I did not know what this was until I just looked it up how to disable it.  Yes, this is the answer, thank-you.

 

 

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If I try to use gpedit, the following error appears.  Is there a way to fix it?  Registry or something?  Thanks.

 

"Microsoft Management Console
MMC cannot open the file C:\windows\system32\gpedit.msc.
This may be because the file does not exist, is not an MMC console, or was created by a later version of MMC.  This may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to the file."



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 10:17 AM

The Group Policy Editor is only available on Windows 10 Pro and above.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 02:52 PM

 

Assuming "fast boot" means the same as "fast startup", I did not know what this was until I just looked it up how to disable it.  Yes, this is the answer, thank-you.

 

 

 

Are you saying that turning off fast boot /fast startup solved your problem?

 

If the answer is yes, turning off fast startup seems to solve a lot of problems :)



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 05:46 AM

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Yes, turning off fast boot solved the problem.  Thanks.

 

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gpedit.msc (and gpedit.dll) are in my system32 folder.  Even though it is there, I cannot use it or enable it?



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:05 AM

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"The Group Policy Editor is only available on Windows 10 Pro and above."

That's only by default:  https://www.itechtics.com/enable-gpedit-windows-10-home/

However, that did not help me with my ultimate goal (which I found another solution).

 

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Is there a way to edit, delete/customize which items are in navigation pane, and also stop it from automatically adding folders to the Quick Access item?



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:56 AM

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Is there a way to edit, delete/customize which items are in navigation pane, and also stop it from automatically adding folders to the Quick Access item?  Thanks.



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 09:58 AM

Everything you need to know how to do all in alphabetical order

 

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1977-windows-10-tutorial-index.html






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