Windows 10: Does F8 key still work to boot into Safe Mode?

Discus and support Does F8 key still work to boot into Safe Mode? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I ran into a problem installing Win10 on my laptop (I posted about it here). I got into an endless reboot cycle where Win would go to desktop but no... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by CountryBumkin, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. Does F8 key still work to boot into Safe Mode?


    I ran into a problem installing Win10 on my laptop (I posted about it here). I got into an endless reboot cycle where Win would go to desktop but no taskbar/apps worked and a popup message left me no choice but to reboot again. I needed to get to Safe Mode to fix this. I had a USB stick with the Win10 install files on it, but no way to boot to it.

    I tried repeatedly pressing F8 key from BIO screen to Windows start, but could not get into Safe Mode. F8 and Shift+F8 didn't work (nor did F6). It seemed that mu USB keyboard was not being recognized during the boot up process (is this possible?).

    so, I could get to desktop but no further, however I was getting to the login screen where there is a icon to shutdown or restart. I read here that holding the Shift key while selecting Restart would boot into Safe Mode. That worked!

    So does F8 no longer work during boot up? Or is my keyboard not being recognized until after Windows loads?

    :)
     
    CountryBumkin, Jul 5, 2015
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  2. Safe Mode F8 Key Does Not Work In Windows 10

    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
     
    angellangell, Jul 5, 2015
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  3. 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.
     
    MovingTechnologyForward, Jul 5, 2015
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    Does F8 key still work to boot into Safe Mode?

    Brink, Jul 5, 2015
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  5. It was Option Two, step 4 (holding shift key while pressing restart) that worked.
     
    CountryBumkin, Apr 4, 2018
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