Safe Mode F8 Key Does Not Work In Windows 10

On Windows 7 and Windows 8 we were able to start the computer from scratch by tapping the "F8" key which forced the computer into a Safe Mode screen with different choices. On Windows 10 they took this ability away. It's annoying when you get the blue screen and you can't get into safe mode.

You will have to check this on a running Windows 10 system to see if these instructions are there by using the procedure below.

There is away around it by setting some parameters in REGEDIT.

Start with "System Command" prompt as administrator

go to the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Configuration Manager

You should see a "BackupCount" as a Dword.

If there is no BackupCount, right click on configuration manager, then click on new DWORD(32-bit) call it "BackupCount", and set its value to 2.

Now go back to configuration manager and right click and go to "NEW KEY" and type "LastKnownGood", this will create the key

Now right click on "LastKnownGood", then click on new DWORD(32-bit) and type "Enabled", set this value to 1

now exit out of Regedit.

At the command prompt type "BCDEdit /Set {Current} BootMenuPolicy Legacy" and hit the enter key. You should see successful.

Now power down your Windows 10 system and restart it, lightly tapping the "F8" key like you did in Win7 or 8.

Now you should be able to have all the controls like in the old operating system days..

I hope Microsoft will bring back this feature to save Windows 10 users a lot of headaches.

Hi,

I would request you to check the link mentioned below and see if it helps.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12376/windows-10-start-your-pc-in-safe-mode

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omg who is writing that **** programs ???????????

 recovery not working at all at windows 10 what the fk

 nothing is working on windows 10 Microsoft must hire anothers programers  I cant fix **** nothing with windows 10 and that shity updates too acusing windows not work ok at all

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