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    Boot into safe mode

    This may come in handy. An article from How-To-Geek - How to boot into Safe Mode the easy way.

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    You beat me to it Joe. I just found the same posting. I was dismayed when I read a different article that claimed the only way to get into safe mode was via MSConfig. There are times when you really need the boot into safe mode option when you run into a non functioning PC with a Virus infection. Just wish they hadn't made the process so convoluted.

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    Hi Y'all,

    I had a little adventure with Safe Mode today you might find interesting.
    I tried the Shift-F8 trick on my Dual Boot {Win 8 CP / Ubuntu} machine and it didn't work.
    So I googled and came up with these instructions. However, they put my machine into a permanent boot to Safe Mode! So I whipped out EasyBCD and did a little repairing:
    1. Set the Normal Mode entry back to Normal Mode vs Safe Mode.
    2. Set the Safe Mode entry to Safe Mode Plus Networking vs Normal.
    3. Saved it.

    Now I get this boot screen.
    Win8CPNewDualBootMenu.jpg
    I no longer need to worry about that old F8 key or Shift-F8 just select it off the menu before my 30 seconds is up.

    Interesting...VERY Interesting!
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Nice find RG. One addition to the procedure. If you want to boot into Safe Mode with Networking, tick the Network radio button under safe boot in the MSConfig step. I had to manually connect my wireless adapter, but it worked.

    Jerry

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    Jerry,

    The machine I'm testing on doesn't have a wireless NIC. However, it connected just fine via the wired connection after the EasyBCD fixes and I hadn't checked that option in my initial setup. Unfortunately, I can't check to see if the EasyBCD fixed that for wireless as well but I would think so. Are you using a dual boot setup? Thanks for posting back with your results.
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    No, I don't have dual boot. I did note that if the minimal boot radio button is selected, no network connections are available in my laptop. If I tick the network button, I can manually connect. Are any radio buttons ticked when you look at the MSConfig boot tab with the Safe Mode OS selected?

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    Jerry,

    Yes the Network button is selected but I didn't do it there EasyBCD must have done it when I selected Safe Mode with Networking.
    MSConfigBootWin8.PNG
    The wired network connects automatically on my machine.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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