Dec
26
2012

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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Shantanu is a Windows Enthusiast, a troubleshooter & a writer. He is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Expert - IT Pro from 2007. You can check out his other work @ www.shantanukaushik.com

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  • Hello there .. I wnat to solve my problem which is with windows 8. my windows 8 was working properly few days ago unitl i use master partition software in order to haev some partitions on my hard disk. but after doing my, job partition software want to rebott and then restart the laptop. I thought rebooting will be done by windows itself but no all the things went wrong. i have tried very much to restore my pc to its original condition but all my efforts were in vain. Now i want your help to solve this problem? along with this can i use any system restore option at the time of start up? if yes then how

    Note: I did not make any usb which will be helpful in such condition.

    Kindly guide me

    • Hi,

      Please answer a few question so that I can help you.

      1. Are you able to boot into windows 8 ?
      2. Do you have a windows 8 dvd ?

      You can use system restore to restore your computer to an earlier time. But you can do that by two ways :
      1. using windows DVD or USB
      2. From within windows

      Please answer the questions above to enable me answer your query.

      Regards

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  • I installed Windows 8. My system turn on automatically when mouse is moved. How do I disable this.

    • Hello,

      Go to device manager in Control panel ( all items )
      locate Mice and other pointing devices ->your mouse-> right click -> properties -> power management -> uncheck the checkbox ” Allow this Device to wake this computer ” -> OK

      Now, go to BIOS by pressing F2 or DEL or F10 ( refer the onscreen key at start up ) -> go to power management ( or any option that looks like it ) -> there should be an option that would look like something to do with your mouse & waking up / starting your computer. Disable it.

      If you might need any assistance / clarification please let me know.

  • HEY ..! I M USING WINDOWS 8 AND I HAVE A PROBLEM IN SIGN IN WITH THE MICROSOFT ACCOUNT AS A USER LEVEL.. THOUGH IT LOG INS PERFECTLY AT THE MICROSOFT WEBSITE..HELP ME..!!!

    • What sort of problem ? do you get an error or something ? please explain. For further information try opening Users ( by typing users on start screen ) and check user settings there.

  • see in setting we have a option of “SWITCH TO MICROSOFT USER” .. AFTER CLICKIN ON DAT IT ASKS FOR THE PASSWORD OF USER … FYN TILL THERE.. AFTA DAT IT ASKS FOR ANY MICROSOFT ID TO CONTINUE.. WN I ENTER THAT IT SHOWS PLEASE WAIT.. AND DAT TO FOR VERY LONG TYM AND DOESN’T GET SIGNED IN … MY ID’S ARE BOTH VERIFIED AND IT WORKS WHEN I OPEN IT IN ANY BROWSER…!!

    • Hi and sorry for a late reply,

      You should contact Microsoft customer care with this issue. There have been some reported issues where a user is unable to sign-in from a service.

  • I love you. thank you, thank you, thank you.

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