Re: HP laptop : How to enter safe mode?


so to do a reset, and no that wont revert you back to windows 8.
first things first, backup all the data you have on c drive.
next, make sure that you ave activation codes for any programs that
require them as the reset will remove all programs, accept the apps
that came with windows.
after you are sure that you have everything saved.
you press windows and i.
press tab once.
go to update and security which is right at the end of the list, so
pressing the end key if you have 1 will directly take you there.
then go to recovery.
and click on reset this pc.
the pc will reboot 2 3 times, you wont have jaws or any screen reader,
but after the pc has rebooted for the first time, just wait for 1 or 2
minutes and press control windows enter, this will launch narrator and
it will give you progress about what is happening.
after resetting you may have to enter microsoft account.
if you dont want to do this, dont connect to wifi or internet via cable.
tell it i dont have internet and continue with limited setup.
after creating a local account and finishing setup, then connect to
internet and again it will ask you to enter a microsoft account, tell
it i will do this later and click on complete setup.
now you will have to reinstall all programs from scratch.

On 4/19/21, Gene <> wrote:
I don't remember if or what I said when he asked that. I don't have Windows

10. I don't know how you do a Windows 10 reset. As I recall, another list

member described in detail how it is done. Whether I responded and said I
don't know how it is done, I don't recall. I may not have either as an
oversight or because I saw the explanation from someone else on the list so

I didn't need to respond.

I'm right and yet, you keep insisting I'm not. Prove it? Do a Google
search on Windows 10 reset and learn about it. I don't thing the feature
that a lot of computers have that restores the computer to its factory state

is even called reset and it is not initiated from within Windows. You
initiate it before Windows boots. the procedure is initiated differently on

different brands and models of computer. Reset was one of the new features

in Windows 10 and it received publicity when Windows 10 came out because it

allows you to put a clean copy of Windows 10 on the machine. You shouldn't

have difficulty finding information about it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] HP laptop : How to enter safe mode?

I’m not in any mood to debate with you especially regarding the reset
feature, as we went through all that maybe a month ago. What I meant when I

said you didn't answer Keith was you told him to do a reset, and that would

put a fresh copy of Windows 10 on his PC, and he replied by asking you how
can he do that, and you never replied. This is correct about the reset
feature. You said I was wrong then, and now you're still saying I'm wrong,
but you never can prove I’m wrong! If you want to know more about it, find

it yourself, as I gave all the information to you maybe a month ago. You
said I was wrong then, and you are still saying I am wrong, so prove I’m
wrong! This is the last time I will talk to you about this, as I've been
through all this with you before. You know Gene, if I say black, you will
say white, if I say it's cloudy, you will say it's sunny! Enough is


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of

Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2021 9:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] HP laptop : How to enter safe mode?

That is not correct. I don't know what I'm not supposed to have answered.
I think I said awhile ago to try a reset first. The reset in Windows 10 is
a reset of Windows 10. You are confusing that with the reset, or whatever
is called, that many computers offer with the original factory files for
everything stored on a different partition of the hard drive. That has
nothing to do with the reset in Windows 10 itself. That reset will put a
clean Windows 10 on the machine. The factory reset, if this computer has
one, will place the original operating system on the machine and whatever
else it came with.

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2021 9:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] HP laptop : How to enter safe mode?

Hi Keith,

Ok, I’ve said to myself I wouldn’t get involved with this meaning what Gene
recommended for you to do with your Laptop, and I see he hasn’t answered
either. Now Keith, as I’ve discussed this reset feature with you before,
you still are willing to take a chance on using the reset feature, but one
more time, I strongly advise you not to use that reset feature, just for
simple fact, that feature is a factory reset, and you need to remember your
Laptop came with Windows 8, so there for, remember your Laptop will just
revert back to Windows 8, so please give this some serious consideration
before doing that. Now, if you still want me to send you the instructions,
just let me know, and I will do so. As far as the safe mode, that will not
give you the option to reset your Laptop to Windows 10 or Windows 8. I
you don’t want to hear this, and I don’t blame you, as I wouldn’t want to
hear this either, but I’m telling you the truth. I’m trying to spare you
from more problems than what you currently have, but it’s your choice.


From: [] On Behalf Of
Keith S
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2021 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] HP laptop : How to enter safe mode?

and how do I go about doing this?



----- Original Message -----

From: Gene


Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 3:46 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] HP laptop : How to enter safe mode?

Why don't you use the reset option in Windows 10 which doesn't rely on safe
mode and will place a clean Windows 10 on the machine.

-----Original Message-----
From: Keith S
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 2:33 PM
To: tech talk for the blind
Subject: [TechTalk] HP laptop : How to enter safe mode?

Hi, I was informed on this list that my installation of windows 10 is most
likely damaged (I have previously posted the slowness using jaws and
10 and th lag and what not on the system.)

I was told that if I enter safe mode, I can choose to either reinstall the
windows 8 that came pre-installed on the laptop, or reinstall windows 10,
since my cousin did the upgrade to windows 10 when microsoft was offering
the upgrade for free from windows 8 to windows 10.

My question is how do I enter safe mode on an HP laptop. I know that some
name brand systems have different safe mode keys taht you have to push and
hold while the system is booting up.

(I hae a netbook that uses the F8 key during startup to enter safe mode.

Anyone have a clue as to what I hold down on my HP laptop to enter safe

Many thanks


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