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Windows 7: Can't access Safe Mode F8

15 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Can't access Safe Mode F8

I can't delete a large Acronis backup on the external drive to make room for another backup, so I tried to go into Safe Mode repeatedly pressing F8. It takes me back to the desktop. Any help you can give me to access Safe Mode will be greatly appreciated. ellenc

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15 Nov 2015   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

You need to do that from a cold start up. Meaning the computer completely off to begin with. Power on then start pressing F8
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15 Nov 2015   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Ellen,

You might see of you may be able to boot into Safe Mode using any one of the options in the tutorial below.

Safe Mode
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