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Failure configuring Windows features, can't go SAFE MODE

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    Windows 8.1

    Failure configuring Windows features, can't go SAFE MODE


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    Dear users, I'm stuck in an endless process of reverting changes after a failure to configure windows uupdates and I can't use the F8 key to enter the safe mode, because I haven't re-enabled the F8 key while the system was running smoothly. How do I grasp this problem?

    P.S. I left the PC running for 10 hours, which changed nothing.

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    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    Can you go to your bios setup?
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    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    How to boot into Safe Mode from Windows 8 installation media or recovery USB flash drive. -> link
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