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Published on November 26, 2015 By Jafo In Personal Computing

A niece's computer is 'entertaining' me.

It's Win 10 [need I say more]....

I had this idea to boot into safe mode to do an sfc /scannow... as there appears to be 'issues'.

Now, getting into safe mode isn't the problem....did that....as far as the login.

Dunno what the password is....

"Fuck it", I said "I'll reboot back to 'normal'.

So I reboot....

...and I'm back at the safe mode login.

Yes, there are ways to hold shift...while you reboot OUT of safe mode....

...but whatever options you want to try....require that password.

For the life of me I can't convince the machine to just go back to normal windows.

Either I guess the pass....or I reinstall windows?

 

 

 

Since when was coming or going from safe to normal ever so idiotic as now?


Comments
on Nov 26, 2015

Where is Yrag when you need him?  

on Nov 26, 2015

http://www.howtogeek.com/222262/how-to-reset-your-forgotten-password-in-windows-10/
removed option two - reasons

Edit: you got mail 

on Nov 26, 2015

... private msg him?

on Nov 26, 2015

Why black it out if you can hi light it with your cursor?

on Nov 26, 2015

benmanns, safe mode wants a different password than the normal user password, even the password for a user with admin priviledges won't work there.

on Nov 26, 2015

ALMonty

Why black it out if you can hi light it with your cursor?

its gone no worries, also stop snooping in my black lines 

on Nov 26, 2015

RedneckDude

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you are not telling me that we have to phone ms or something for that password?? (as in.. it being a ms password as opposed to user set one)

on Nov 26, 2015

She remembered it...

Second guess was right.

This is something that is never an issue with any OS prior to 8.

Losing F8 key functionality just so MS can bullshit that the boot is faster is simple idiocy.

Absurd thing is.... a bit of command-line functioning and you can add it back...so it is not like it was ever obsoleted/deleted.

Accessing safe mode via msconfig from within windows is all well and good...assuming you can get into windows in the first place.

on Nov 26, 2015

benmanns

Quoting ALMonty,

Why black it out if you can hi light it with your cursor?



its gone no worries, also stop snooping in my black lines 

 

If you put up black lines I'm gonna look.

on Dec 06, 2015


She remembered it...

Second guess was right.

This is something that is never an issue with any OS prior to 8.

Losing F8 key functionality just so MS can bullshit that the boot is faster is simple idiocy.

Absurd thing is.... a bit of command-line functioning and you can add it back...so it is not like it was ever obsoleted/deleted.

Accessing safe mode via msconfig from within windows is all well and good...assuming you can get into windows in the first place.

 

might you share what you did with the command line to get past this MS sleaze-affect?

on Dec 06, 2015

have a look at

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2304-safe-mode-start-windows-10-a.html

 

that place (and the related 7/8 sites) seems pretty good for looking up how to solve issues.

on Dec 06, 2015

alaknebs

have a look at

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2304-safe-mode-start-windows-10-a.html

 

that place (and the related 7/8 sites) seems pretty good for looking up how to solve issues.

 

cool, thank you

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