Enable F8 Safe Mode Boot Menu in Windows 10

Windows 10 removed the F8 Boot menu to improve system boot time, These options allows access to access safe mode plus other tools like (Debugging Mode)

To begin, Right click the start icon, and select Command Prompt (Admin)


Then run the following command:

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy


Once you’ve done this, restart the PC and keep tapping on F8 during the boot process. to show the boot options menu there you can boot into safe mode.


To revert this in future, repeat the same process and enter the following command:

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard

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I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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