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Safe Mode in Windows 10

Sooner or later, you’ll probably need to boot Windows into Safe Mode–but in Windows 10, you can’t rely on the good old F8 approach. Here’s what to do instead.

Safe Mode is a troubleshooting option that starts Windows in a limited configuration to make it easier for you to isolate problems caused by device drivers and other configuration problems. By now, you’ve probably noticed that Microsoft has removed the standard method of accessing Safe Mode in Windows 10. You can no longer press F8 during the Windows startup sequence to access the black-and-white Advanced Boot Options menu system to select Safe Mode. Microsoft’s justification for disabling the F8 key is essentially that the UEFI-based computers boot up so fast that people would never be able to press F8 before Windows starts.  (click on picture below for full story)

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