1.    10 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10; Windows 7

    Win10 needs F8 functionality


    Win10 needs F8 functionality at boot time. I have a system that updated, and now just crasheses and restarts. OCCASIONALLY it will boot to the repair menu, but there is no way to call it at boot. VERY frustrating!
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  2.    10 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Houston, Tx
    Posts : 123
    Win 10

    Things have changed, this link might help (thankfully I've not used it much) http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/comp...11364000631724
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  3.    10 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    I'm in the ghetto
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by DFHammack55 View Post
    Win10 needs F8 functionality at boot time. I have a system that updated, and now just crasheses and restarts. OCCASIONALLY it will boot to the repair menu, but there is no way to call it at boot. VERY frustrating!
    You can actually permanently have the old F8 Safe Start button back in Win10 by opening your command prompt as administrator and entering the following command:
    Code:
    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
    It'll add maybe 1 or 2 seconds to your boot time. But it will mean you can always get to Safe Mode come-what-may (unless the HDD is physically dead). If you find you don't want the F8 button any more and wish to have the quicker boot time, then you can use the following command to undo:
    Code:
    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard
    Last edited by WhyMe; 11 Sep 2015 at 06:26.
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