Keys for the boot phase

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  1. balubeto

    balubeto MDL Senior Member

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    #1 balubeto, Sep 29, 2014
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    Hi
    During the boot of Windows 8.1 Update, how do I go directly to the screen of the advanced settings of the boot?

    In this phase, how can I go in safe mode?

    Thanks

    Bye
     
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  2. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Spam the F8 key.

    Is that what your after?
     
  3. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Swipe right edge of screen and choose settings and then goto change pc settings below you wil see Update and recovery goto to recovery and choose restart now @ Advanced startup

    Windows will now boot into F8 modus and there you can choose safe modus :biggrin:

    There must be an easier way by pressing f8 at startup but my computer is too fast and f8 is boot menu of my mother board !!

    Good luck :hug2:
     
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    Wazoo MDL Senior Member

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    #4 Wazoo, Sep 29, 2014
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    nexus76 MDL Addicted

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    #5 nexus76, Sep 29, 2014
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  6. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    You can add a safemode entry to the bcd if you wish.

    :SafeMode
    stART bcdedit.exe /set {current} safeboot Minimal & bcdedit /copy {current} /d "Windows (Safe Mode)" & bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot & bcdedit /set {current} bootmenupolicy standard & bcdedit /timeout 5 & pause
    goto :START

    Also, if you set the bootmenupolicy to legacy it will display the old Win 7 bcd menu where you can use the f8 trick.

    It just occurred to me that if you set a timeout value you may have time to do f8 with a standard menu. The default is 0.
     
  7. gaaaxy

    gaaaxy MDL Novice

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    is there a software to enter the boot mode manually after starting windows?
     
  8. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    #8 Flipp3r, Oct 1, 2014
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    As Halikus has said. The function keys aren't available in Win8+ until you remove the bootmenupolicy.
    Code:
    bcdedit /store S:\EFI\Microsoft\boot\bcd /deletevalue {default} bootmenupolicy
    The default timeout is 0 but once bootmenupolicy is removed hitting the F8 key works.
    You can alter this though:
    Code:
    bcdedit /store S:\EFI\Microsoft\boot\bcd /timeout 3
    Code:
    reagentc /boottore
    Will Boot To WinRE...