Restore This Vital Function In Windows 8 – Now

Tech Paul at Tech – for Everyone (a computer tech by trade) is telling us to make this adjustment to help preserve our sanity with Windows 8. If you need to get to “Safe Mode” in Windows 8, it is not an easy task, as in the past. Tech Paul provides easy steps to make getting into Safe Mode (when needed) the same way we always have.  I can tell you Windows 8 is a great operating system; however, I am still trying to figure Microsoft’s thinking on some of the features added and removed in this version of Windows… Thanks  to Tech Paul for this heads-up! I know my readers (and visitors) will appreciate this.


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Enable Safe Boot Before You Need It (Or It’ll Be Too Late) (And You’ll Be Sorry)

If you have a computer running Microsoft’s ‘new’ Windows 8, I strongly recommend you take the following (quick and easy) action – promptly. Don’t dilly, or dally, do it now! Take it from a computer technician, you want to undo (one of) the incredibly stupid thing(s) Microsoft did to Windows 8 and, restore this advanced recovery and troubleshooting feature.

1) Press the Windows key + the X key to open the Start menu.

2) Click on Command Prompt (Admin), and answer “OK”/”Allow”/”Proceed”.

3) Type into the black command box the following string of text (below, in bold) mindful of the spaces. (Or, Copy>Paste)

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

4) Press Enter. After a moment, you should see the message “The operation completed successfully”.

Now you will be able…

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  1. Thank you for helping spread the word, Rick. I believe this is something everyone with a Widows 8 computer should act on.

    … And yes, even after all these years, it’s a pleasure to see my name mentioned here on your great website!


  2. Rick, What a coincidence, R.F. and I had just went through this process, she tried the old F8 trick numerous time but no success, I finally looked it up online and we were able to get through, Microsoft made it very difficult to access the safe mode in W/8. I saw your post as soon as I hung up the phone with her.


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