Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/164876/how-to-use-safe-mode-to-fix-your-windows-pc-and-when-you-should/
Windows’ Safe Mode is an essential tool. On computers infected with malware or crashing because of buggy drivers, Safe Mode may be the only way to start the computer.
I just kind of skimmed the article, but does the Shift+F8 combo work on every Win8 computer every time? I was trying to help someone fix a non-booting Win8 laptop and none of the key combos worked to get into safe mode.