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Windows 10: How to Access Advanced Startup Options for Recovery or Repair

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Though Microsoft’s OS has checks and balances, it’s still common to find yourself in dire straights. Windows 10’s advanced startup options provide a way to repair, restore, or recover your software no matter the circumstances. We’re going to show you exactly how to access those boot options so you can get back to normal functioning.

Entering Windows 10 boot options gives you access to various tools that aren’t commonly available. From it, you can access command prompt, enter safe mode, perform a system restore, and uninstall updates.

It’s important to note that some of these may lead to data loss, so you should make sure you know exactly what they do before trying them.

This is a recovery mode meant for resolving serious issues or starting in safe mode while booting. You shouldn’t use it if you aren’t experiencing problems. With all that said, let’s jump into how to access it.


A) How to boot to Advanced Startup Options from the Windows 10 Settings
B) How to boot to Advanced Startup Options from the Power Menu in Windows 10
C) How to boot to Advanced Startup Options in the “Choose an operating system” screen
D) How to boot to Advanced Startup Options from from a Recovery Drive
E) How to boot to Advanced Startup Options from a Windows 10 Installation USB / DVD

 

A) How to boot  to Advanced Startup Options from the Windows 10 Settings

Open the Start Menu, click on Settings and tap on Update & security. In the left sidebar, navigate to Recovery and choose Restart now under Advanced startup.

Windows 10 - Settings - Update and Security
Windows 10 – Settings – Update and Security

B) How to boot to Advanced Startup Options from the Windows 10 Shut Down Menu

There are three ways you can Boot the system to Advanced Startup Options using the Shut Down options.

1. From the Windows 10 Start Menu to Advanced Startup

First, go to Start Menu and click on the Power and while you are holding the Shift key, click on Restart.

Windows 10 - Start - Reboot to Advanced Startup Options
Windows 10 – Start – Reboot to Advanced Startup Options
2. From the Ctrl + Alt + Del screen to Advanced Startup

Press the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys, click on Power and while you are holding Shift key on keyboard, click on Restart.

Windows 10 - CTRL+ALT+DEL - Reboot to Advanced Startup Options
Windows 10 – CTRL+ALT+DEL – Reboot to Advanced Startup Options
3. From the welcome screen / lock screen to Advanced Startup

When you see the welcome screen or the lock screen there is a Power button at the very right bottom. Click this Power button and while holding the Shift key, press on Restart.

Windows 10 - Logon - Reboot to Advanced Startup Options
Windows 10 – Logon – Reboot to Advanced Startup Options

C) How to boot to Advanced Startup Options from the “Choose an operating system” screen

If you have installed two operating systems on your computer, you can power on your computer and while you are at “Chose an operating system” screen, click on Change defaults or choose other options.

After that, click Choose other options.

Windows 10 - Boot Menu - Options - Choose other options

D) How to boot to Advanced Startup Options from from a Recovery Drive

Power on your computer and load your system from an existing USB Recovery Drive and select your keyboard layout language. After that you will see the Advanced Startup Options.

Windows 10 - Boot from Recovery Drive - Choose keyboard layout
Windows 10 – Boot from Recovery Drive – Choose keyboard layout

E) How to boot to Advanced Startup Options from an Windows 10 Installation USB / DVD

Power on your computer and boot from your Windows 10 USB Installation media that has been created from a Windows 10 ISO file. Select your language to install and click on Next.

Windows 10 - Setup - Choose language
Windows 10 – Setup – Choose language

On the next screen, click on Repair your computer. After that you will see the Advanced Startup Options.

Windows 10 - Setup - Repair your computer
Windows 10 – Setup – Repair your computer

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