Posts Tagged ‘restart’

Last Resort to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 or Newer

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

I haven’t experimented with Windows 8 very much so far, but apparently, starting with Windows 8 it’s now a lot more difficult (but not impossible) to restart in Safe Mode …

Microsoft optimized the boot process of its Windows 8 operating system in a way that it is booting faster than previous versions of Windows. A side-effect of this is that it is difficult to get the operating system to load Safe Mode. The mode is useful to troubleshoot the operating system. You can use it for example to undo changes or uninstall software that you have recently installed on the system.


Restart Windows Explorer explorer.exe with a Shortcut

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Here’s a cool trick that saves time when you need to restart Windows Explorer …

Windows sometimes displays a restart prompt when you install new software or update existing programs and applications on the system. And if you are into Registry hacking, you may also have noticed that the changes and hacks that you make do not become available right away most of the time.