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Sunday, February 9, 2014

1459. Windows 8 - Safe mode gone?

Sometimes when my Windows computer wasn't working I used to be able to boot into safe mode and then it wouldn't load all the drivers and I could test things out. But with Windows 8 it's not so easy. I can't just press the F8 key as it's booting. How do I get into safe mode and what's going on here?

Yes things are different in many cases if you want to boot into safe mode with the newer computers and Windows 8.  

If you can boot the computer in normal mode then there are certain ways you can try to boot into safe mode.


  1. Start msconfig.exe and select Boot tab. You can then select Safe Mode and some additional options.
  2. Another method is to press the Power button at the Windows login screen or in the Settings charm.
  3. Then, press and hold the SHIFT key on your keyboard and click Restart. 
    1. Then follow the varies commands. 
    2. Windows asks you to choose an option. 
    3. Press Troubleshoot. In the Troubleshoot screen, press Advanced options. You are informed that you are about to restart in order to change several Windows options, including enabling Safe Mode.
    4. Press Restart
    5. You will then get a screen with up to 9 startup options.  
    6. Choose the safe mode you desire.
  4. Boot from a System Recovery CD/DVD - works only in Windows 8
  5. Boot from a System Recovery Memory Stick - works in Windows 8 & 8.1
  6. Boot from a System Recovery Memory Stick - works in Windows 8 & 8.1


If the computer will not boot into normal mode then there are the following ways.


  1. First you can try to hold down the F8 key. This is the way you usually booted into Safe mode.
  2. If that didn't work try holding the Shift Key and the F8 key.


Some times the only way you can do this is if your have turned OFF the UEFI funtions. This is the new standard for newer computers (especially the tablets). You will need to check with the manufacturer as to how to turn off the UEFI function.

I hope one of the ways suggested has provided the information you need to boot into safe mode. It is something you will probably need to do at least once in your computers life span. Find the procedure for your computer and keep it in a safe place.

You will thank us.

http://www.7tutorials.com/5-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-8-windows-81



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