Windows 10: Reactivate F8 to boot safe mode Solved


  1. Posts : 321
    Windows 10 home 1709 16299.192
       06 Sep 2017 #1

    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. Posts : 5,408
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       06 Sep 2017 #2

    tcebob said: 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. Posts : 321
    Windows 10 home 1709 16299.192
    Thread Starter
       06 Sep 2017 #3

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