Today I’ve found this cool little trick to boot into recovery mode from a Windows 8/8.1 lock screen. Well, you might say, what’s the point of doing so when you can do it from several other places once you are logged into the machine? Well, that’s exactly the point, what if you don’t have the credentials to login to that machine anymore? Perhaps it’s an old computer that you haven’t used for a while and now that you have found a new use for it, you can’t access Windows anymore.

Well, in this case, press Shift while you click on Reboot from the lock screen. If you keep your Shift key pressed for a while, you will find yourself in front of the Windows 8 Recovery screen.

I know, this is something that won’t be used over and over again, but still, I think it deserved a quick mention.