Posts Tagged ‘uefi’

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.


Windows 8 – Boot Security and Third Party Operating Systems

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

If you run both Linux and Windows on the same system, you might want to take a look at this one …

Things got heated up quite a bit in the past two days as Microsoft started to reveal information about boot security in Windows 8. The main concern raised by Matthew Garrett and others was that secure boot could prevent the installation and use of third party operating systems like Linux on an OEM system running Windows 8.


Windows 8 Fast Startup – Faster Boot Times

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Windows 7 starts up pretty fast too (or at least it does on a new PC,) but this sounds like Windows 8 will be even faster.

I like the idea of booting a computer in a very short time, even though I do not think that it will make such a big impact on desktop PCs. I boot my desktop PC once in the morning, and shut it down in the night. During boot I go make coffee and something to eat, and when I come back everything is fully loaded and ready for use.