Windows 7 Safe Mode

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Windows 7 Safe Mode

Postby pault@hiwaay.net » 7. Apr 2011, 22:50

I need DirectX for such applications as Amazon's videos which require Windows. Starting Windows 7 and holding down F8, the boot menu does not offer Safe boot as an option. How can I get into the safe mode so I can install DirectX support?
Thanks
Paul
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Re: Windows 7 Safe Mode

Postby pault@hiwaay.net » 8. Apr 2011, 15:52

Got a Safe Mode by running msconfig. But when I go to Devices - Install Guest Additions nothing happens. Is this because I already installed Guest Additions without DirectX? Do I need to uninstall Guest Additions?
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Re: Windows 7 Safe Mode

Postby pault@hiwaay.net » 8. Apr 2011, 18:01

Installing the ISO manually I got DirectX only now when I go to run Amazon Unbox Windows crashes. Guess it's time to surrender :(
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Re: Windows 7 Safe Mode

Postby stefan.becker » 8. Apr 2011, 21:05

3D in a guest is not comparable to native access.

It may work or not. If not, then not.
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Re: Windows 7 Safe Mode

Postby squall leonhart » 12. Apr 2011, 06:45

pault@hiwaay.net wrote:I need DirectX for such applications as Amazon's videos which require Windows. Starting Windows 7 and holding down F8, the boot menu does not offer Safe boot as an option. How can I get into the safe mode so I can install DirectX support?
Thanks
Paul


press F8 again.
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