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Difficulties in getting back to Windows 8


rdave13
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It seems to me that there's a problem with Windows 8 in recovering the system when logging in is no longer possible. Worst offenders are laptops that come with no key attached on a label to the machine; as is Windows' trend now. No iso download is available as yet.

For laptop buyers I would strongly suggest that creating the 'factory restore discs' is the first and foremost thing to do when buying a laptop.

Once done then get rid of bum-ff and install your own security software.

I would also recommend buying a 'caddy' also called an 'enclosure' for a 2.5" hard drive so you can create an image or clone.

Up-to-date programs to think of,

Acronis

Paragon Hard disk Manager

Last but not least.

free todo-backup

and learn how to use them.

Will get you out of a pickle one day for a very small outlay.

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rdave13

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Posted to tick resolved.

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Jock1e

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Have you found out how to start in safe mode from boot up yet.

That could come in handy.

Shift+F8 works on most computers but not on mine.

Not sure if you solved that problem or not yet.

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rdave13

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No. I've tried but not working for me either. I've given up on it now.

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Jock1e

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rdave13

I suppose as you use Acronis you can do without it.

Wonder if they will fix it eventually.It must make it difficult for those that cannot get into safe mode and to repair there computers and have to revert back to their previous Windows versions.

Not very good publicity for those that want to upgrade.You would have thought that they would have fixed it by now.

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