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Windows 8 Safe Mode Best Solution

I am getting Windows 8 computers ready for use.  These computers will be remotely maintained/fixed if necessary.  Non-tech savy users will be using on a daily basis and if something goes wrong (ie virus, malware) I will need to walk them through getting to safe mode without having to go through a lot of steps.

 I want the best way to enable being able to access safe mode without going through a bunch of menus.   Is enabling it through the command prompt (bcdedit) before I install them best?  Is F8 even an option at all anymore?  Thanks for suggestions.
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aadihCommented:
If the PC fails to boot up two times in a row, Windows 8 starts in recovery console and safe mode is available from there.

Others ways are: MSconfig (and "going through the menus" as you call it):

http://www.howtogeek.com/107511/how-to-boot-into-safe-mode-on-windows-8-the-easy-way/ >
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Vontech615Author Commented:
That's it, the best solution in my book. Thanks.
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rindiCommented:
If you need to remove malware you should only do that in normal mode, not safe-mode, as in that mode many of them aren't active and then the malware scanners like malwarebytes can't detect them. So in my point of view you are taking the wrong approach from the start. Scanning for malware in safe-mode should only ever be done if you can't boot normally anymore (and then you should repeat the scanning once you are able to boot normally again).
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Vontech615Author Commented:
I agree with you that a lot of malware only runs in normal mode but I fix 80% of the systems I maintain remotely and if the malware is running and disabling downloads I can't get logged in.  We use logmein Rescue for remote support and requires users download a file to initiate the remote session.

However, once I get logged in I typically run scans and root around in normal mode unless for some reason the variant disables running of logmein modules on start then I have to make do in Safe mode.  

I didn't explain all of this in the question so your point is still valid for normal circumstances.
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