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Surface Pro 2 lockout and boot to safe mode

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Seems windows 8 does not allow for safe mode via f8 key.

Ctl alt del not working either,so may be issue with keyboard or IO.

Need to boot to safe mode to trouble shoot startup issues without having to login first.

Any ideas?
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These describe how to boot into safe mode with windows 8 (& 8.1)
http://www.7tutorials.com/5-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-8-windows-81

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/ss/windows-8-safe-mode.htm

I've never used a Surface, but I presume that there is nothing special about it when it comes to basic windows 8 operations.
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Customer says it working again, must be ghosts.
Anybody got a clue as to how to get back to expert mode view in EE?
I switched to regular view and now when I ask question it doesn't allow for choosing point value and defaults to  500.
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Up near the top middle you should see "Switch View"

All questions are 500 points now (except for religion+philosophy+lounge)
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Manged to get it back,but you got to play around as it's just not easy to see.
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All tech questions = 500
religion+philosophy+politics+lounge = 50
Community = 0
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saw the article,but didn't need to use it.
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To allow access to safe mode you need normal mode to be working first (but there are workarounds)
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Thanks for the easy points pgm554
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So the default  for all tech is 500?
Been a while since I've asked.
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