Windows Security Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v3.01, by Dr. Herong Yang
Windows 8: Boot from Repair Disc
This section provides a tutorial example on how to boot from Windows 8 repair disc and review system recovery tools.
If your Windows 8 computer gets infected by a virus or a spamware and you are not able to boot your computer normally. You should boot it from the Windows 8 repair disc that you created previously.
Howevery, if your computer is using the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) boot option, it will not boot directly from the CD drive. You need to use the boot options on Windows 8 to boot from CD.
1. Insert the Windows 8 repair disc in the CD drive.
2. Go to "Settings > Change PC Settings > General > Advanced Startup (Restart now)". You will see an recovery option list screen.
3. Click "Use a Device - Use a USB drive, network connection, or Windows recovery DVD". You will see a device list screen.
4. Click "CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive". Click "See more devices" if you don't see it on the first screen. You will see a text message "Press and key to boot from CD or DVD" after the computer logo displayed.
5. Press "Enter" immediately. Windows will start to boot from the repair CD. If you wait too long Windows will continue to boot from the hard disk.
6. Select US keyboard, when prompted. You will see the recovery option list screen again. But this time, it is running from the repair CD.
5. Click "Troubleshoot - Refresh or reset your PC, or use advanced tools". You will see a troubleshoot tool list screen.
6. Click "Advance options". You will see an advance option list screen with options like:
System Restore Use a restore point recorded on your PC to restore Windows. System Image Recovery Recover Windows using a specific system image file. Automatic Repair Fix problem that keep Windows from loading Command Prompt Use the Command Prompt for advanced troubleshooting
The best tool on this list is probably the "System Image Recovery" tool, which helps you to restore the entire system with application programs and personal documents from system image created previous.
The picture below shows you advanced recovery options supported by Windows 8 repair disc.
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