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F8 not working for safe mode ?

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    Kelso
    Posts : 16
    Vista Ulti 64 bit 7 Ulti 64 bit 8 Pro MC 64 bit

    F8 not working for safe mode ?


    Hi
    My F8 is not working to get to safe mode or to the advance tools does Windows 8 have this option ?
    Windows 8 Pro Media Center 64 bit upgrade on my Dell XPS 430 Desktop PC with SSD drive .
    It has just one partition I have reinstalled to have the service partition also and it does not work .
    I am at a loss as to why it does not work , but F8 does work for Vista and Windows 7 on my XPS 430 .
    I am not dual booting with any of these drives I boot with the bios to get to the drive I use .
    If you need any other info just ask OK !
    Thanks for your help on this !

    Jerry W.
    Last edited by Jerryw; 30 Nov 2012 at 17:21.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Some people have reported problems accessing the F8 options maybe this will help.
    Startup Options Menu - Boot to in Windows 8
    You could also try turning off Fast Startup.
    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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  4. #4


    Kelso
    Posts : 16
    Vista Ulti 64 bit 7 Ulti 64 bit 8 Pro MC 64 bit


    Hi
    I was still posting but had to edit my post so I see you have may have a fix for this Thanks !
    That was very fast !!
    Jerry W.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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