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Starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode

Javert
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Starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode

Please can anyone tell me a way to start Windows 7 in Safe Mode?  I’ve followed the instructions from Microsoft - “Press and hold f8 as your computer restarts” - but to no avail.  I have tried this at least five times!  Cry
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Re: Starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode

I think you may find repeatedly pressing the F8 key works rather than just holding it down.

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Re: Starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode

Yes, I tap it "staccato"!  Cheesy
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Re: Starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode

Quote from: Javert
Please can anyone tell me a way to start Windows 7 in Safe Mode?  I’ve followed the instructions from Microsoft - “Press and hold f8 as your computer restarts” - but to no avail.  I have tried this at least five times!  Cry

Does it otherwise boot normally?
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Re: Starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode

Many thanks! I’ll try tapping away to Strauss’ “Pizzicato Polka”!  Windows instructions are, and I quote: “Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts”.  I want to remove my Kaspersky IS 2013 - and their instructions say to use their “tool” to remove it in Safe Mode.”  Smiley
Yes, it does boot normally.
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Re: Starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode

Doesn't the normal add/remove process work - the tool is only if that fails
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Re: Starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode

Or you could try this.......
http://www.glarysoft.com/absolute-uninstaller/
have a shortcut on the desktop for it, and it is easier to access than the windows normal add/remove
quicker to load the list of programs installed, uses the same "look" as windows
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Re: Starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode

This is the best uninstaller out there  Wink http://download.cnet.com/Revo-Uninstaller/3000-2096_4-10687648.html
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Re: Starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode

Have to agree there. Revo is the dogs bollards!
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Re: Starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode

Thanks for the replies - much appreciated.  Sorry, I couldn’t reply earlier as I had a 10 am pupil - and I have to concentrate if doing anything technical on my PC!
The “Staccato” Method worked! Is it similar to the Rhythm Method?  Cheesy
I removed the Kaspersky product using their “Removal tool” as I recall that removing by other Uninstall programs leaves parts behind - which have to be removed before you can install your new program. Using the aforementioned tool removes everything!  I do use the Revo Uninstall program for everything else.
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Re: Starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode

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I removed the Kaspersky product using their “Removal tool”

I've had to use the relevant "Removal Tool" on many an antivirus install, though very rarely to get rid of Kaspersky.
It's regularly the other way round though, a "properly removed" AV product (using normal Control Panel options) is still detected by Kaspersky which then refuses to install.  Crazy
Javert
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Re: Starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode

It was because of stilly things like this that I decided to change products, after being with them for 15 years or more!