Use F8 to see advanced boot options in Windows 8

Enable the F8 key to show the Windows 8 advanced boot options

Here's how you can enable the F8 key to show the advanced boot options in Windows 8. This will allow you to start Windows 8 in safe mode or repair the computer if it's having problems.

1. Go to the Start screen.

2. Right-click on cmd.exe and then choose Run As Administrator from the menu.

3. Click yes on the UAC prompt.

4. Type in the following command, then hit enter.

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

5. You should see the "operation completed successfully" message.

6. Restart your computer and tap on F8 while it reboots to see the advanced boot options menu.

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