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how do I get new HP laptop with windows 8.1 to boot to safe mode

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how do I get new HP laptop with windows 8.1 to boot to safe mode
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Assuming the machine starts, run msconfig.exe and in the Boot Tab. select Safe Mode. Say OK, exit out and restart and the machine should restart in Safe Mode.
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try pressing F8 or Shift+F8 when computer starts. But this might not work so you can also try press shift and hold it and restart computer. then you should get menu where you can choose Troubleshoot>Advanced options>Startup settings>then reboot and choose Safe mode
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The function key approach does not work very well because the basic Windows boot is too fast for it.

Try it and see.  The msconfig approach is sure fire if the machine starts to begin with.
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If the computer is still bootable, the easiest way is to hold shift before you select to restart. You will be presented a multitude of options on the next restart, safe mode amongst them.
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There WAS more than one certain answer here to get a computer to start in Safe Mode, not just one.
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