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December 12, 2013 5:30:26 PM

How do you get to safe mode in windows 8 or does it even have one.
a b * Windows 8
December 12, 2013 5:36:31 PM

It does, but the ability to press F8 at bootup to invoke it has been removed. To get to safe mode in Windows 8/8.1, you need to set Windows to reboot into safe mode on the next startup before you log out of a session. There are some features which are supposed to automatically repair Windows if it doesn't boot (though we know they don't always work).

I do think that was a curious design decision.
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a b * Windows 8
December 12, 2013 5:39:01 PM

Well,technically there is a shift-F8 key combination to achieve safe mode on a reboot, but it's hard to hit in practice. It seems Windows times out that pretty quickly. I've tried it a few times on my desktop and couldn't hit it.

Edit: this turned up on a quick Google:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/05/22/designing...

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