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Old 04-28-2014, 01:53 PM
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Starting Windows 8 in Safe Mode

Safe Mode is a Windows startup option that can be used for troubleshooting problems you may be having with your computer. When you start your computer in safe mode, only the basic drivers and files are loaded.

1) Move your cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen, or press the Windows key + C to open the charms menu.
2) Click search and in the search dialog type msconfig. In the search results list click msconfig.exe. You can also go to the start screen and type msconfig. Then click msconfig.exe. Or right click the start button and click run. In the run dialog box type msconfig. Click OK. You can also press the Windows key + R key to open the run dialog. In the run dialog box type msconfig. Click OK.
3) The system configuration menu will open. Click the boot tab.
4) Select safe boot. In the options list below you can select network if you would like network support in safe mode.
5) Restart your computer.

When you are finished in safe mode open the system configuration utility again, click the boot tab and remove the check from safe mode. Restart the computer.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:06 PM
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So Win8 has to be already running before going to Safe Mode? Is it possible to run Safe mode at boot up?
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:19 PM
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So Win8 has to be already running before going to Safe Mode? Is it possible to run Safe mode at boot up?
You are suppose to be able to hold the shift key and tap F8 while booting. I find it does not work most times.
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Attached is a pdf of a presentation I made several months to our local user group showing how to get the old style F8 to work in Windows 8.

Starts at Step 9
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You are suppose to be able to hold the shift key and tap F8 while booting. I find it does not work most times.
Thanks Sunny, hope I never need it
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I just noticed that the pdf file I uploaded did not include the last slide giving credit to the source of the F8 hack.

The info was from a Tech Republic blog and written by Greg Shultz
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Thanks Sunny, hope I never need it
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