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T480 how to boot into Safe mode

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T480 how to boot into Safe mode

#1 Post by keithsketchley » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:14 am

Anyone know how to boot at T480 into Safe mode?

Traditionally F8 or F12 gave that.

Traditionally there's a boot process long enough to play with those keys, but this computer goes quickly through a red Lenovo box into Windows sign-in dialogue box.

Bot is very fast on this machine, which has an M.2 SSD of PCIe flavour.

(M.2 is a little circuit card hiding in traditional HDD cage.
Various flavours exist, another Tower of Babel.)

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Re: T480 how to boot into Safe mode

#2 Post by theterminator93 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:04 pm

With Windows 10, it's drastically different.

Click the Windows-button → Power.
Hold down the shift key and click Restart.
Click the option Troubleshoot and then Advanced options.
Go to “Advanced options” and click Start-up Settings.
Under “Start-up Settings” click Restart.
Various boot options are displayed. ...
Windows 10 starts in Safe Mode.
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Re: T480 how to boot into Safe mode

#3 Post by dr_st » Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:06 pm

I have all my Win8 and Win10 PCs display a boot menu, even if there is only one option, precisely so that I always have the option to press F8 for advanced options, without having to complete a full boot first.
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Re: T480 how to boot into Safe mode

#4 Post by keithsketchley » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:45 pm

Thankyou.

I'll keep that for the future, as I don't expect Safe mode would fix the display problem and I don't know if external display works in Safe Mode.

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