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Safe Mode - Add to Windows Boot Manager in Windows 8

  1. #40


    Maryland USA
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    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Oh sure, now you show me the easy way, lol...

    I went through that ridiculous pc settings > general > restart ........... method...

    David

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  2. #41


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    64-bit Windows 10


    LOL, but look at all the fun you had.
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  3. #42


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Great little tutorial that for the most part has worked for me. My only problem is that I have no way of selecting which startup procedure I want. I installed "Safe mode with networking". I have no mouse or keyboard control at the "choose operating screen". Any ideas?
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  4. #43


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Tinyman,

    What brand and model keyboard and mouse do you have, and how do you have them connected?

    If connected by USB, then try a different USB port and/or double check your UEFI/BIOS settings to make sure that you have seeing USB at boot enabled.

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  5. #44


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks Brink, all fixed.
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  6. #45


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    Great news.
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  7. #46


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Don't work in 8.1. Goes directly to Safe Mode after reboot.
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  8. #47


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    Hell Clint,

    Could you provide more details please?

    Do you have UEFI or BIOS (legacy), etc....?


    EDIT:

    I just tested it 8.1 again, and it still works just fine for me. It sounds like you may not have made sure that your Windows 8.1 installation was set as the default OS to run at startup instead of the Safe Mode entry at step 6, and possibly didn't set the time to wait at boot to 30 seconds at step 6C.

    I would recommend to use OPTION TWO to remove it, and if you like start over being sure to not miss anything.
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  9. #48


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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hell Clint,

    Could you provide more details please?

    Do you have UEFI or BIOS (legacy), etc....?


    EDIT:

    I just tested it 8.1 again, and it still works just fine for me. It sounds like you may not have made sure that your Windows 8.1 installation was set as the default OS to run at startup instead of the Safe Mode entry at step 6, and possibly didn't set the time to wait at boot to 30 seconds at step 6C.

    I would recommend to use OPTION TWO to remove it, and if you like start over being sure to not miss anything.
    Thanks for the reply Brink. I have BIOS. I think I really messed up. I must have not had the right one selected. Now for the hard part. When I deleted, I deleted the wrong one. Anyway to get this fixed? I'm not in Safe Mode now, but it says I am.
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  10. #49


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    Ok my.

    Luckily, this entry is still normal except for the OS name. You should be able to do this below to change the OS name, and be fine.


    1) Open an elevated command prompt.

    2) Copy and paste the exact command below, and press Enter.

    bcdedit /set {bde632ee-3bf6-11e3-bf8c-f04da23a9f18} Description "Windows 8.1 Pro"


    3) Check back in msconfig to make sure that you have "Windows 8.1 Pro" for your OS name now instead.
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