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Old 02-24-2018, 11:20 AM   #51
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steve: I'll have to give that a go when I get a chance.
If/When you do, please post back...'-}}




Also...since this thread is already very off topic, let just go ahead an make it moreso...'-}}


I just heard about the flooding out your way...are you guys ok?? Fingers crossed...




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Old 02-25-2018, 03:40 PM   #52
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It gets me into the same BIOS settings that the usual "Restart, Click your heels, repeat There's No Place Like Home" does. But it's a helluva lot easier to use, so thanks!

I also noticed an option to disable Fast Startup, so I tried that also. Fast Startup claims to start the PC with a minimal set of device intializations, so it seemed worth knocking out, given that devices didn't seem to be getting suitable initialized.

   
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:24 AM   #53
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steve: But it's a helluva lot easier to use, so thanks!
Oh good to know! You are most welcome...



>> Fast Startup claims to start the PC with a minimal set of device intializations,

Yeah...my current system had Fast Boot (guessing it's the same as Fast Startup) set to on and it drove me nuts that not all of my USB ports were initialized on boot--default was set to "partial initialization" which only inits USB ports with keyboard and mouse and I use a ps/2 keyboard (setting for that was "auto" but there was a lag with that setting so I changed it to "full initialization".

With Fast Boot set to "disabled", USB set to full init and ps/2 set to full init it takes maybe 3 seconds longer to boot which I can live with...'-}}




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Old 03-12-2018, 02:12 PM   #54
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First...I really, really should go in and find all the BIOS/UEFI posts and Win10 tidbit posts and pull them out into its own thread but, until I do get around to doing that...


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steve: Anyhow, I disabled Fast Startup and BAZINGA. Power up the PC with F2 held down and it jumps right into BIOS setup. Which still lacks the options you mention but at least I can get to where I can gaze wistfully at it more directly now. ;-)
There is a useful tidbit for Win10 (and 8.1) on accessing Safe Mode offered in another interesting thread over at dslreports:


Original query:

"Is it possible to boot Windows 10 in safe mode without modifying settings when the system is running? Pounding on F8 at powerup does nothing. Searching the web shows that settings must be changed when the system is up and running."



Tidbit:

For future reference you might try this. In 8.1 I did this to enable the F8 safe boot. I think it works for 10 as well IIRC.

Cmd prompt as admin

BCDEdit /SET "{Current}" BootMenuPolicy Legacy

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bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy






Hope the above proves useful...


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Old 03-13-2018, 06:13 AM   #55
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If nothing else, it reinforces my reluctance to trust my livelihood to Win10.

   
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:05 PM   #56
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Indeed! The latest go-round of Win10 screwyoursystem updates from Microsoft are shameful--after the update, no usb so no mouse and no keyboard for most people.


QA...what's QA, Microsoft asks?

Oh, you mean you expect US to do the testing before we release it to users?



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Old 03-14-2018, 01:14 PM   #57
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From one crash-dummy to another ... yep, that's about it.

   
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