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Need to know what key is for safemode. computer is not coming on and is stuck in set up is starting services.

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Tapping F8 during the initial boot will get you to the menu to choose Safemode, Last know good Config., etc. All Windows OSes are the same in this respect.

If you are stuck in a setup loop, this probably will not work for you. Windows generally would have to have been completely installed before this would work...

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