Saturday, September 5, 2015

How to Enable/Disable Safe Mode boot with F8 button in Windows 8/8.1/10

Starting from Windows 8 Microsoft has changed a lot of settings. The Safe mode screen and the way to boot into it have changed. You need to open up the computer settings and then you need to choose the option to boot into Safe Mode screen, but what if your computer ran into a problem and you can't boot into computer.
And today I will show you how to get back the Safe mode screen and boot into it with the F8 key on the keyboard.

1) Open up the Command Prompt (CMD) on your computer as an administrator. To do that simply right click on start menu and from the context menu select "Command Prompt (Admin)".
Now execute the next command:
bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
If everything is correct then you should see "The operation completed successfully" message.
Now you can restart your computer and press F8 few times to boot into Safe mode screen.
If you want to Disable it and go back to default Windows 8/8.1/10 Safe mode then open up the Command Prompt (CMD) as administrator and execute next command:
bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard
And if you see "The operation completed successfully" message it means you can't boot up into Safe mode with F8 button anymore, you need to use the default options of Windows 8/8.1/10 to boot into Safe mode.