Windows 8 Kernel debug - default setting?

Windows 8

Asked by: Yi Qi

Is Windows kernel debugging turned on or off by default in Windows 8? I turned it off in Windows 8 (bcdedit /debug off), but it sounds pretty important and I was wondering if I should turn it back on. 


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Thank you for choosing Windows 8 and posting your query on Microsoft community.

From your issue description I understand that you turned off Windows kernel debugging and you want know if you should turn it on again.

To resolve this issue I suggest you check the information given below.

Debugging is a methodical process of finding and reducing the number of bugs, or defects, in a computer program or a piece of electronic hardware, thus making it behave as expected. Debugging tends to be harder when various subsystems are tightly coupled, as changes in one may cause bugs to emerge in another. Many books have been written about debugging as it involves numerous aspects, including interactive debugging, control flow, integration testing, log files, monitoring (application, system), memory dumps, profiling, Statistical Process Control, and special design tactics to improve detection while simplifying changes.

It's when you want to debug Windows itself. This can be quite complicated because to debug, you may want to pause execution of the program you're debugging. If you pause the kernel, you'll find you'll have a hard time using the computer. This is why you would want to debug the kernel from another workstation.
For more information about Debugging,I suggest you check the link given below.
Hope this information helps you. If you need any further assistance or information about Windows, I will be glad to help you.
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