Comments on: [Windows 8] How to enter Safe Mode http://dottech.org/89409/windows-8-how-to-turn-on-safe-mode/ Professional Technologians Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:48:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 By: Shane http://dottech.org/89409/windows-8-how-to-turn-on-safe-mode/#comment-948112 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:19:44 +0000 https://dottech.org:443/?p=89409#comment-948112 Try just holding shift through powering on the computer. It worked for me. Just hold shift until it reads please wait.

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By: Stephane http://dottech.org/89409/windows-8-how-to-turn-on-safe-mode/#comment-926940 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:01:49 +0000 https://dottech.org:443/?p=89409#comment-926940 @Hoàng Tú:
Use F5 instead of F8

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By: Stephane http://dottech.org/89409/windows-8-how-to-turn-on-safe-mode/#comment-926936 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:01:13 +0000 https://dottech.org:443/?p=89409#comment-926936 Just MASH the F5 key, NOT the F8 key and it will work!

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By: IT-Consulting http://dottech.org/89409/windows-8-how-to-turn-on-safe-mode/#comment-889390 Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:40:58 +0000 https://dottech.org:443/?p=89409#comment-889390 Link: http://www.cloudtec.ch/blog/tech/start-windows-8-legacy-safe-mode-windows-install-dvd.html

If you can’t access Windows because it already crashed during the boot, you also cannot update the boot options. Use the the method described in the link above. Use the Windows Install DVD.

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By: Hoàng Tú http://dottech.org/89409/windows-8-how-to-turn-on-safe-mode/#comment-827825 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:52:05 +0000 https://dottech.org:443/?p=89409#comment-827825 @k_h:
I read about the Shift+F8 but I’ve never successfully got into Safe Mode by using this way. I think it just worked in Windows 8 beta versions, not the final version.

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By: k_h http://dottech.org/89409/windows-8-how-to-turn-on-safe-mode/#comment-827677 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:20:52 +0000 https://dottech.org:443/?p=89409#comment-827677 @k_h:

Ok, I see that isn’t reliable, but if you keep rebooting it , you can eventually get to safe mode. I guess that’s enough.

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By: k_h http://dottech.org/89409/windows-8-how-to-turn-on-safe-mode/#comment-827663 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:12:32 +0000 https://dottech.org:443/?p=89409#comment-827663 @k_h:

according to this

http://www.howtogeek.com/107511/how-to-boot-into-safe-mode-on-windows-8-the-easy-way/

you can use shift + F8

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By: k_h http://dottech.org/89409/windows-8-how-to-turn-on-safe-mode/#comment-827660 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:08:24 +0000 https://dottech.org:443/?p=89409#comment-827660 So, is or is it not possible to use F8 key in Windows 8 (holding it down or tapping it)?

Something else disturbing I’ve heard is that you can no longer dual-boot to Linux.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/linus-torvalds-on-windows-8-uefi-and-fedora/11187

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By: Hoàng Tú http://dottech.org/89409/windows-8-how-to-turn-on-safe-mode/#comment-819964 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 22:00:11 +0000 https://dottech.org:443/?p=89409#comment-819964 @Coyote: you can make a bootable USB flash drive too.

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By: Coyote http://dottech.org/89409/windows-8-how-to-turn-on-safe-mode/#comment-819937 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:36:08 +0000 https://dottech.org:443/?p=89409#comment-819937 @Ashraf:

Considering the alternative I could reboot the system 5 or 6 times to get my timing down, quicker than hunting down the “new” way for sure. Also I’m with k_h, if you can boot normally you likely don’t need safemode, it’s when a driver or something else locks the boot process that you really need it and it’s not available now without the system CD. Which is also funny because the CDROM is now a dying format that’s being phased out.

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By: Ashraf http://dottech.org/89409/windows-8-how-to-turn-on-safe-mode/#comment-819882 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 20:53:25 +0000 https://dottech.org:443/?p=89409#comment-819882 @Shi: You are welcome!
@k_h: You can boot into Safe Mode without bootable disk — Tu described the method above. However, if you cannot boot into Windows then you need the disk.
@Coyote: It is when you only have a split second during boot to do it.

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By: Coyote http://dottech.org/89409/windows-8-how-to-turn-on-safe-mode/#comment-819847 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 20:23:36 +0000 https://dottech.org:443/?p=89409#comment-819847 F8

is that so hard?!

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By: k_h http://dottech.org/89409/windows-8-how-to-turn-on-safe-mode/#comment-819448 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:47:50 +0000 https://dottech.org:443/?p=89409#comment-819448 So if you don’t have the disk and you can’t boot into Windos you have no safe mode. Nice going M$.

Like leaving out the start menu, seems very short-sighted ( IMO).
I’d prefer a few millisec longer startup time myself.

Yet another reason to re-consider an upgrade.

thanks for the article.

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By: Shi http://dottech.org/89409/windows-8-how-to-turn-on-safe-mode/#comment-819042 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 10:39:51 +0000 https://dottech.org:443/?p=89409#comment-819042 thanks for guide. although its not the old way at least the option for safe mode is still available. A sad day when don’t have the options to fix your own computer.

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