1.    06 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Reactivate F8 to boot safe mode


    I happened across this cmd.exe line while looking for a shortcut to open in safe mode:
    Code:
    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
    . It worked. I found a startup menu and got to safe mode with network. One little problem: after trying it out I rebooted and selected normal startup, which happened but failed to load startup programs. A second boot fixed that.

    My question is, what command can I apply to reverse this if I should want to? Help on bcdedit does not clarify the use of {}.
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  2.    06 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,488
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by tcebob View Post
    I happened across this
    Code:
    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
    . It worked....
    My question is, what command can I apply to reverse this if I should want to? Help on bcdedit does not clarify the use of {}.
    The {name} bit is an 'identifier', the {} are part of it. What you used is actually Option Two in Brink's tutorial, which explains how it works in a bit more detail.

    Enable or Disable F8 Advanced Boot Options in Windows 10
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  3.    06 Sep 2017 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 291
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, Bree. I thought I had seen it before.
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