What Do Windows 8 Advanced Boot Options Mean As – One of Windows features which is available in almost all version is Safe Mode booting which will start Windows with all default Microsoft’s settings and drivers. Safe Mode boot can be found in advanced boot options / boot mode by holding F8 key on your keyboard during booting.
But how to access Advanced Boot Options in Windows 8 and what does it mean?
On Windows 8 (currently in Dev Preview Edition), simply press and hold [Shift] + [F8] keys at once during booting and several booting options will be displayed as following:
Repair Your Computer:
Shows a list of system recovery tools you can use to repair startup problems, run diagnostics, or restore your system.
Starts Windows with only the core drivers and services. Use when you can not boot after installing a new device or driver.
Safe Mode with Networking:
Starts Windows with core drivers, plus with networking support.
Safe Mode with Command Prompt:
Starts Windows with core drivers and launch the command prompt.
Enable Boot Logging:
Creates a file, ntbtlog.txt, that lists all the drivers that load during startup including the last file to load before a failure.
Enable low-resolution video:
Set or reset the display resolution. Start Windows in low-resolution mode.
Enable Windows Kernel Debugger.
Disable automatic restart on system failure:
Prevents Windows from automatically restarting after a crash.
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement:
Allows drivers containing improper signatures to be loaded..
Disable Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver:
Allows drivers to initialize without being measure by the Anti-malware driver.
Start Windows Normally:
Starts Windows with its regular settings.
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