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StevehikerSat Sep-15-18 03:04 AM
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"How to get into safe mode?"
Sat Sep-15-18 03:08 AM by Stevehiker

          

I have a dual boot of Windows 7 and 8. I'm trying to get into safe mode to see if I can uninstall Avast. Apparently, I didn't uncheck a box; I'm thinking that it was a Ccleaner update. When I try to uninstall from control panel it says Avast is currently running. I've tried pressing F8 from a restart, but it doesn't work. Windows 7 is the one I'm trying to get into safe mode.

Edit: I did uninstall Avast; it finished loading, I guess. I'd still like to know how to get into safe mode, though.

Steve

  

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jbmcmillanSat Sep-15-18 03:42 AM
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#1. "RE: How to get into safe mode?"
In response to Stevehiker (Reply # 0)


          

I'm guessing you're using the 8.1 boot loader so this might help.


https://www.digitalcitizen.life/5-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-8-windows-81

  

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StevehikerSun Sep-16-18 12:55 AM
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#2. "RE: How to get into safe mode?"
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Oops, I meant to put down Windows 7 and Windows 10, but since 8 comes after 7----
welll. I have 7 and 10 (not 8).

Steve

  

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jbmcmillanSun Sep-16-18 02:11 PM
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#3. "RE: How to get into safe mode?"
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10 is basically the same method.

  

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StevehikerMon Sep-17-18 12:01 AM
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#4. "RE: How to get into safe mode?"
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What about Windows 7, because that's the operating system that I wanted to get into safe mode on.

Steve

  

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KJTMon Sep-17-18 01:10 AM
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#5. "RE: How to get into safe mode?"
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Start>Run>type in MSCONFIG>click OK. Click on the Boot tab. Select Safe Boot under Boot Options and select Minimal or whichever other sub option you want. Click OK. Click Restart.

Jim.

  

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StevehikerThu Sep-20-18 02:31 AM
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#6. "RE: How to get into safe mode?"
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Thanks Jim; I did go to msconfig and saw the 'safe boot', so I know what to do if I do need to go there.

Steve

  

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