How to boot windows 8 in safe mode

Easy Way:

On boot go into Recovery (normally F11) > Advanced Otions > Windows Startup Settings and voilia, you are done.

In the case where you do not see Startup Settings in windows 8 follow the hard way below

Hard Way:

Boot into Recovery, open Command Prompt and type…

Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes
exit

restart your pc and you can now press F8 on startup to get to startup settings.

To disable this again, go back in command prompt and type

Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu no
exit

 

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