How to get back F8 boot menu in Windows 10

If Windows 10 crashes you need to use external bootable disk to diagnose PC: to enter the Safe Mode, reset or restore OS in particular. The F8 boot menu does not work anymore. Here some information about how to get it back in Windows 10.

How to enable legacy boot menu in Windows 10

1. Run command prompt as admin (how to):


2. Type

bcdedit /set {current} bootmenupolicy legacy

and press Enter:

Turning on the legacy F8 boot menu in Windows 10

Reboot your PC and press F8. Good old menu appears:

F8 Boot Menu is back in Windows 10

How to turn off the Safe Mode and start Windows 10 normally

While in Safe Mode:

1. Press Win+R.
2. Type


3. Press Enter


On the Boot tab unset the checkbox Safe boot.
Press OK:


Reboot the PC. Now it will start normally.

Now you know how to easily bring back so useful F8 feature in the latest OS version. Please, tell us in the comments how often do you use it? Thank you in advance! Have a nice day!

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