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    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10

    How to Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Installation & Upgrade
    28 May 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10


    Advanced startup enables you to perform these actions:

    When you boot to advanced startup, all user sessions are signed off. If you select a Windows RE feature from this menu, the PC restarts into Windows RE and the selected feature is launched.

    In some situations, Windows RE automatically tries to repair the system. Also, these situations automatically cause a failover to Windows RE:
    • Two consecutive failed attempts to start Windows.
    • Two consecutive unexpected shutdowns that occur within two minutes of boot completion.
    • A Secure Boot error (except for issues related to Bootmgr.efi).
    • A BitLocker error on touch-only devices.

    If users boot to advanced startup from within Windows and select a Windows RE tool, they must provide the user name and password of an administrator account on the local PC. This doesn't apply to the Reset your PC feature.



    Starting with Windows 10 build 19536, Windows RE (Recovery Environment) no longer requires an administrator password to access recovery tools.

    This tutorial will show you how to boot to the advanced startup options in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: Boot to Advanced Startup Options from Settings in Windows 10
    • Option Two: Boot to Advanced Startup Options from Power Menu (Shift+Restart)
    • Option Three: Boot to Advanced Startup Options from "Choose an operating system"
    • Option Four: Boot to Advanced Startup Options from Recovery Drive
    • Option Five: Boot to Advanced Startup Options from Windows 10 Installation USB or DVD
    • Option SIX: Boot to Advanced Startup Options from a Hard Reboot
    • Option SEVEN: Boot to Advanced Startup Options from Command



    EXAMPLE: Advanced Startup Options at boot for Windows 10

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10-3-startup_options.jpg

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10-4-startup_options.png

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10-5a-startup_options.jpg Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10-5b-startup_options.jpg

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10-startup_settings.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options from Settings in Windows 10


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & security icon.

    2 Click/tap on Recovery on the left side, and click/tap on Restart now under Advanced startup on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10-advanced_startup_in_settings.png






    OPTION TWO

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options from Power Menu


    1 Do step 2, 3, or 4 below for what Power menu you would like to use.

    2 Open the Start Menu, click/tap on the Power button, press and hold the Shift key, and click/tap on Restart. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10-start_menu.jpg

    3 Press the CTRL+ALT+DEL keys, click/tap on the Power button, press and hold the Shift key, and click/tap on Restart. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10-ctrl-alt-del.jpg

    4 While on the Sign-in screen, click/tap on the Power button, press and hold the Shift key, and click/tap on Restart. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10-sign-in_screen.jpg






    OPTION THREE

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options from "Choose an operating system"


    This option is only available if you are dual booting with another operating system.


    1 While at boot on the Choose an operating system screen, click/tap on Change defaults or choose other options at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10-1-choose_an_operating_system.jpg

    2 Click/tap on Choose other options. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10-2-choose_an_operating_system.jpg






    OPTION FOUR

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options from Recovery Drive


    The Reset this PC option in "Troubleshoot" and Startup Settings option in "Advanced options" will not be available using this option.


    1 Boot from your created USB recovery drive.

    2 Choose your keyboard layout language. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10-recovery_drive.jpg






    OPTION FIVE

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options from Windows 10 Installation USB or DVD


    The Reset this PC option in "Troubleshoot" and Startup Settings option in "Advanced options" will not be available using this option.


    1 Boot from your Windows 10 installation USB created from a Windows 10 ISO file.

    2 Select your language preferences, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10-1-installation_usb.jpg

    3 Click/tap on Repair your computer at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10-2-installation_usb.jpg






    OPTION SIX

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options from a Hard Reboot


    This option can be handy if you are unable to boot into Windows.


    1 Press and hold the power button on your PC until it powers off.

    2 Press the power button on your PC to turn it on.

    3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 above until you see the Windows logo screen or Please wait during boot like below. Usually it may take repeating up to 3 times. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10-advanced_startup_hard_restart-1.png

    4 When displayed, click/tap on See advanced repair options. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10-advanced_startup_hard_restart-2.png






    OPTION SEVEN

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options from Command


    1 Open a command prompt or Run (Win+R) dialog.

    2 Type the command below, and press Enter.

    shutdown /r /o /f /t 00


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. rseiler's Avatar
    Posts : 203
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (Insider)
       #1

    The "Two consecutive failed attempts" seems fine until you consider a type of boot that actually gets pretty far along--until something happens--like the machine unexpectedly shutting itself down. That may not be considered a "failed" boot attempt by Windows (if Win8 is any indicator), and so if you don't have your recovery or install media, you're dead.

    No Safe Mode for you.

    I wish F8 was still around. The reason I've heard for its elimination is that systems are too fast now, but no matter the speed, I'm quite confident that I could get at least one press of it recognized (and I do have a fast, SSD-based system). At least the CHANCE that you could is better than having no chance.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,768
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello rseiler,

    If you like, you could use the option in the tutorial below to add Safe Mode to your boot menu to have available if needed when you don't have any boot media to use instead. This is the same in Windows 10 as Windows 8. :)

    Add Safe Mode to Boot Options in Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 25 Jun 2017 at 10:55. Reason: updated link
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  3. rseiler's Avatar
    Posts : 203
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (Insider)
       #3

    I completely forgot about that. Great idea, I think, for at least the duration of the beta, especially considering how frequently the builds might be updated. It's a pain to continually be making recovery USBs.
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  4. Layback Bear's Avatar
    Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       #4

    Thanks Brink.
    I was wondering where Boot Options was located.
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  5. ThrashZone's Avatar
    Posts : 5,991
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       #5

    Another great one Shawn thank you for the hard work :)
    Cheers.
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  6. whs's Avatar
    whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7
       #6

    Maybe I missed that somewhere in the text - in my Asus laptop I have an additional option. I can get into the Advanced Startup Options by tapping F9 after power-on.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,768
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #7

    That would be nice if manufacturers would have an "Advanced Startup" option next to the other "Boot Menu" and "Startup (UEFI)" key options.
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  8. whs's Avatar
    whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7
       #8

    Yeah, would be nice if all of the manufacturers could agree on some common BIOS standards. But this F9 facility is on both of my Asus devices, The T100 and the X205.
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  9. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #9

    I do not have a start menu like as show above. How can I get that?
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Aug 2015 at 09:10. Reason: removed broken image
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