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    geron

    When I had Windows 7 I used to be able to start Windows in safe mode by pressing a key just after switching on. F8 I think it was. This does not work in Windows 10. To be honest, I have not needed to start in safe mode, but I would like to know how to do it just in case I need to one day. You never know. What key do you have to press?

     

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    Roland Waddilove
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    It has changed in Windows 10 and to start Windows in safe mode:

    1. Power on the PC
    2. As soon as shows any sign of starting, hold down the power button until the PC switches off
    3. Repeat this three times
    4. Turn on the PC and Windows will start in recovery mode
    5. Go to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup settings > Restart

    It used to be so simple, but now it is so complicated.

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