Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bring back the F8 recovery menu to Windows 8

Yes, you can go trough Windows 8 options and select that you want to start Windows with the recovery mode you want, but for most people is just easier to smash the F8 key when Windows is booting. Sadly, this feature was disabled in it and smashing the key will achieve nothing. BUT, on How-To Geek they posted a quick fix to this.

First, launch the command prompt in admin mode; the best way to do this is pressing Windows + X > Command Prompt (Admin).

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After that, type the following and press Enter:

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

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Now, next time you want to use the Recovery options on Windows 8, by frantically pressing the F8 when booting should do the trick.

Via | How-To Geek

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