Using recovery options quickly in Windows 8

After reading this article you will be able to use recovery options in windows 8. Recovery options are embedded into Windows 8 to enable the user to quickly fix / troubleshoot problems with the PC. You can use these recovery options to use system restore, Refresh your PC, use command prompt, restore your computer using a backup etc.

To quickly access Recovery mode in Windows 8:

  • Locate the power button ( either within Windows or at login screen)
  • Press & Hold the Shift key
  • Click on Restart
  • You will boot into recovery console
  • Use the tool you wish from the listed options

Using Recovery Options if you cannot start Windows

  • Either Boot from the Windows 8 DVD or USB drive
  • OR
  • Press F8 at the time of system start up
  • Select Recovery
  • Choose the required option from the recovery console to continue


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