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Old 03-17-2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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Win8 Start Settings.

Got a good tip I have found useful lately. There are several ways to get into Win8 Start Settings (formerly referred to as safe mode). The best way I have found from restarting inside Windows is to type "shutdown.exe /r /o /f /t 00" in the run box and hit enter. You will auto restart and see the screen below.



Click on "Troubleshoot" and you will see the screen below.


Click on "Advanced Options" and you will see the screen below.




Click on "Startup Settings" and you will see this screen below.




This screen shows:
Debugging Mode
Starts Windows in an advanced troubleshooting mode intended for IT professionals and system administrators.

Enable Boot Logging

Creates a file, ntbtlog.txt, that lists all the drivers that are installed during startup and that might be useful for advanced troubleshooting.

Enable low-resolution video (640×480)

Starts Windows using your current video driver and using low resolution and refresh rate settings. You can use this mode to reset your display settings.

Safe Mode
Starts Windows with a minimal set of drivers and services. If a problem doesn't reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers and services as possible causes.

Safe Mode with Networking
Starts Windows in safe mode and includes the network drivers and services needed to access the Internet or other computers on your network.

Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Starts Windows in safe mode with a Command Prompt window instead of the usual Windows interface. This option is intended for IT professionals and administrators.

Disable driver signature enforcement

Allows drivers containing improper signatures to be installed.

Disable early launch antimalware protection
Prevents the early launch antimalware driver from starting, allowing drivers that might contain malware to be installed.

Disable automatic restart after failure
Prevents Windows from automatically restarting if an error causes Windows to fail. Choose this option only if Windows is stuck in a loop where Windows fails, tries to restart, and fails again repeatedly.

Directory Services Restore Mode
Starts Windows domain controller running Active Directory so that the directory service can be restored. This option is intended for IT professionals and administrators.

When you select restart on this screen you will reboot to the screen below.




Here you select on option (7=disable driver signature enforcement) and you will automatically reboot. I have used this twice to disable driver signature enforcement to install an old unsigned USB driver for my development board and also to install the UNI Xonar drivers for my Essence STX audio card. After your selection you reboot and go into Windows and your selection is performed one time.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:15 PM   #2
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Re: Win8 Start Settings.

After I disabled driver signature enforcement I was able to install my drivers properly and they hold.

One thing I found scary was when you click on the "Troubleshoot" screen there is an option to "Reset your PC". What this will do is wipe everything from your PC except Windows files. It will basically bring you back to a fresh Windows install minus all your custom drivers to.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:22 AM   #3
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Re: Win8 Start Settings.

Thanks for this Sandog very good fine!
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:54 AM   #4
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Re: Win8 Start Settings.

Yep thats a gooden .... thanks Sandog...
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:06 PM   #5
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Re: Win8 Start Settings.

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One thing I found scary was when you click on the "Troubleshoot" screen there is an option to "Reset your PC". What this will do is wipe everything from your PC except Windows files. It will basically bring you back to a fresh Windows install minus all your custom drivers to.
Flip! that IS scary, good info thanks Sandog!
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:04 PM   #6
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Re: Win8 Start Settings.

Thanks Sandog! Good info.
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