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Windows 7: No Safe mode option?

02 Dec 2009   #1
chrisf8657

Win7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
No Safe mode option?

Hey guys,

I feel embaressed, after being a tech for 17+ years, I cannot find out WHY my Win7 install only has two options: "Start Recovery Console/Mode?" and "Start Windows Normally"...

WHERE THE HELL IS SAFE MODE?

Any help appreciated, I have tried searchin google and alot of other resources with no solution.

Thanks!


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02 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Press F8 on boot.
If you need, go into msconfig and change the option time under Boot.
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02 Dec 2009   #3
chrisf8657

Win7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

John,

While I appreciate the reply, there is obviously a problem...
There is no Safe Mode - Safe Mode w/ Networking, or even Last Known Good Config...
Simply adding the SAFE mode to MSCONFIG -- DOES NOT solve the original problem!

So how do I get these back, while pressing F8, is the question?
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02 Dec 2009   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Stick with me, there is most definitely safe mode on Win7.
Go into Advanced System Settings and navigate to the Startup tab. Then set "Time to display Operating Systems" to about 10. You can later change this to fit your preference.
Reboot, and when it shows the screen, press F8.
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02 Dec 2009   #5
Cyberium

Win7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.16385 x64
 
 

I only come into safe mode on Win 7 if I shut down improperly.
-Shut down all open programs and press the reset button.
but then I still have the problem that I get the start up animation from Vista although I'm booting into WIN 7 and have no other OS installed on my PC. This is only a guess but could that be the reason why I get the safe mode choice when I make a forceful reboot?
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02 Dec 2009   #6
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Sometimes it's not the F8 key.

I didn't know what mine was, so I kept my fingers on F3 through F8.

I finally got Still don';t know exact F key that worked
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02 Dec 2009   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I can give an explanation for that. When you only have 1 OS, by default, it doesn't show the list of OS's. To change that, see my post above. When you shutdown improperly, it goes into the advanced options for your OS. To access the advanced options without rebooting improperly, you need to see the list of OS's. From there, press F8 to get in.
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02 Dec 2009   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Sometimes it's not the F8 key.

I didn't know what mine was, so I kept my fingers on F3 through F8.

I finally got Still don';t know exact F key that worked
It should not change. It is a Windows thing, not a BIOS thing.
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03 Dec 2009   #9
Cyberium

Win7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.16385 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I can give an explanation for that. When you only have 1 OS, by default, it doesn't show the list of OS's. To change that, see my post above. When you shutdown improperly, it goes into the advanced options for your OS. To access the advanced options without rebooting improperly, you need to see the list of OS's. From there, press F8 to get in.
Thanks a lot for the explanation. In fact it is very logic - and definitely better than my workaround LOL.
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04 Dec 2009   #10
chrisf8657

Win7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Ah yes, that old option...thanks Jonathan.
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