1.    25 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Fraught with F8


    Background: Recently I attempted a computer reset. which went wrong, so I got local professional support from someone I have trusted before.

    Today I attempted to use F8 to safe boot the system to see if I can use it to solve a problem I have with uninstallation of a program. F8 was unavailable,so I used option 1 in the tutorial. This was apparently successful,but even after complete shut-down , and on reboot tapping the F8 key, the system boots straight to automatically logging me in to Windows without need of password.

    Can anyone advise please?.
    Last edited by chipwood; 25 May 2016 at 03:23. Reason: mispells
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  2.    25 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.98

    With Windows 10 it is very difficult to use F8 especially if you have fast boot enabled. For this reason I use the methods shown in the tutorial below for safe mode.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    25 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Thread Starter

    I'll have a good dig in to that before any action. 10 seems to have a long learning curve. I shall also have to find more about fast boot. Maybe that's the reason for the difference in log in process before and after the machine's recent attention.
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  4.    25 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Mojave Desert
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    W10 Pro 1703

    On my W7 upgraded to W10 HP laptop, I have to use shift + F8 now to get to safemode. When on W7 I just used F8.
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  5.    25 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Click Start, click the Power icon, hold down the shift key and click Restart.
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  6.    25 May 2016 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipwood View Post
    Background: Recently I attempted a computer reset. which went wrong, so I got local professional support from someone I have trusted before.

    Today I attempted to use F8 to safe boot the system to see if I can use it to solve a problem I have with uninstallation of a program. F8 was unavailable,so I used option 1 in the tutorial. This was apparently successful,but even after complete shut-down , and on reboot tapping the F8 key, the system boots straight to automatically logging me in to Windows without need of password.

    Can anyone advise please?.
    2 ways to go to safe mode:

    1. If you can or already login..................
    In the search box, type msconfig > Enter > click Boot tab at the top > under Boot options > check the box "Safe boot" > OK when done > restart computer.
    *** If you use this option to go to safe mode, make sure you repeat the steps and this time UN-check the "Safe boot" box > OK. That will let you go back to normal mode when you restart the computer ****


    2. If you have not or cannot login....................
    At the sign in screen, bottom right is the Power icon. Left click at it will give you Restart.
    Press SHIFT key and Hold > click Restart > Troubleshoot > Advanced Settings ( or Advanced options ) > Startup Settings > right side, click the Restart button > next screen will give you Safe Mode selections > use the number keys to select.
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