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F8 advance startup not working Surface Pro

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    windows 8

    F8 advance startup not working Surface Pro


    Hey Guys, I got a program that I use in windows 7 that requires me to hit f8 and select option "disable driver signature" in order to work. Id like to use it in windows 8, I found on the internet that people use the command "bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy" in cmd enable this feature when booting, but I tried it and when I hit f8, my surface pro is trying to do an auto repair. any suggestions on how to get this menu up.

    thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Hastyle,

    You might see if this may be able to work for you instead.

    Advanced "Startup Settings" - Boot to in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    I tried options one through windows 8 and it didnt seem to work, im trying to do option two, but everytime i hit f8 its doing an auto repair. same thing happens with the option kado897 provided. thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Hastyle,

    You might see if this may be able to work for you instead.

    Advanced "Startup Settings" - Boot to in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    What happens when you try OPTION ONE?

    At what point does it not work, and what doesn't work?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

F8 advance startup not working Surface Pro
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