Bring back the F8 Advanced Startup Menu

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  1. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    This tutorial shows you how to enable the old "press F8 to get the Advanced Start Menu" to be able to get to safe mode.

    • Open an elevated command prompt (Press [Windows key] type "cmd", right click Command Prompt and select "Run as Administrator")
    • Type bcdedit /enum to display your boot entries
    • Look at the Windows Boot Loader entry identifer (1) and make note of it
    • You will also notice the bootmenupolicy is set to Standard (2)
    • bootmenu1.
    • You need to change it to Legacy with the follow command. Change (3) to match your identifer if it is different
    • bootmenu2.
    • Reboot and you should now be able to the Advanced Startup Menu by pressing F8
     
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  2. Josephur

    Josephur Windows Forum Admin
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    I've used this trick before, great thing to know :)
     
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    holdum333 Banned

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    Not a problem! I'm not here to cause trouble. If you need to delete the above reply, I have no problem with that!
     
  5. cursedboy

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    Thanks for sharing it, its really useful
     

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