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Easiest way of booting into Safe Mode from DOA laptop?

  1. #11

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Thanks theog, did not know that. Another item I need to add to my "Learn about" list.
    3rd party software,which fully supports Windows 8/8.1, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot, will use WinPE4x64 to boot the CD/DVD/USB.

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  2. #12

    Yet when I created the recovery flash drive from Windows 8, which is part of Windows 8, it would not boot unless I disabled Secure Boot.

    I know it's not 3rd party software, but you would think MS would get it right.

    I wonder if the recovery discs will boot or will I have to disable Secure Boot for them as well? New SSD should be here Thursday so by Friday I'll know for sure.
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  3. #13

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Is the Recovery Flash Drive formatted to FAT32?

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

    & boot in UEFI mode.

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  4. #14

    I don't remember but I think it was. I wiped it out creating a EFI bootable flash drive for AOEMI. I'll try creating it again and see what I get then check BOOT Device info in setup.

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