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Windows 7: How do I accesss Safe Mode?

27 Nov 2009   #1
RA5C

Windows 7
 
 
How do I accesss Safe Mode?

Window 7 Professional, F8 doesn't get me there. Did MS change the access point?


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27 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Has nothing to do with MS or operating system. That's a motherboard function before Windows is even recognized on the system when boot.
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27 Nov 2009   #3
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RA5C View Post
Window 7 Professional, F8 doesn't get me there. Did MS change the access point?
Every computer manufactuer has a different method to get to Safe Mode. Read your computer manual for the proper way for your computer.
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27 Nov 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Whoa ya, my bad...was doing a bios case and that was on my mind.

Safe mode...alright....no MS didn't change anything. F8 should get you there.

Go into the bios and set USB Legacy Support and/or USB Keyboard Support.
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27 Nov 2009   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello RA5C,

You only have a few seconds during boot for this, so be sure that you are tapping F8 every second during boot to enter the Advaced Boot Options to then select Safe Mode from.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Dec 2009   #6
RA5C

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Whoa ya, my bad...was doing a bios case and that was on my mind.

Safe mode...alright....no MS didn't change anything. F8 should get you there.

Go into the bios and set USB Legacy Support and/or USB Keyboard Support.

Couldn't find anything that looked like USB Legacy Support, but I turned off Silent Boot and have been able to hit F8 at the correct time.

Thanks for the response
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01 Dec 2009   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Pointing out the obvious I'am sure but this way works pretty well also.

You just need to uncheck "safe boot" to boot normally again.


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