How to Access Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10 – Possible Ways

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How to Access Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10

The Advanced Startup options menu is available in Windows 10, the same place that offers users repair tools and option to change the behavior of Windows startup like booting into safe mode, boot into recovery environment, enable debugging, and more.

In most of the situations, Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10 come automatically after two back-to-back startup errors. Although, if you want to access it manually, then you can also do that. There are around six ways to achieve the same.

Access Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10

It is up to you using which method you want to access Advanced Startup Options menu. So without further delay why don’t you start reading about the first method:

1. Using Keyboard Keys

In case, your Windows 10 machine boots normally, then you can easily access Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10 with the help of keyboard keys. Here is how you can do that:

1. Click on the Windows button.

2. Click on the Power button.

3. Pressing the Shift key, you need to click on the Restart button from the Power menu.

click on restart button pressing shift key

This will reboot your machine and show you following screen. Here you need to click on the ‘Troubleshoot‘ option. In the next screen click on the ‘Advanced options’.

This will open the Windows 10 Advanced Startup Options menu.

2. Using Settings App

1. Simply launch the Settings app by pressing WIN + I keyboard keys.

2. Click on the Update & Security -> Recovery.

3. On the right pane, click on the ‘Restart now‘ button listed ‘Advanced startup.’

Advanced Startup Options using settings app

This will reboot your machine. Simply click on the ‘Troubleshoot‘ and then ‘Advanced options‘. This will bring you the advanced startup options menu.

3. Using Command Prompt

You can boot windows to Advanced startup options menu right from Command Prompt. Here is how to do that:

1. Launch the Elevated Command Prompt window

2. Type following command:

shutdown.exe /r /o

Advanced Startup options menu using command prompt

And then you need to press the ‘Enter‘ key to execute the command.

This will reboot your machine. Here in this screen, you need to click on the ‘Troubleshoot‘ and then ‘Advanced options‘.

4. Using Windows Powershell

In case, you’re not able to access Command prompt, but able to access Windows Powershell; then you can also use the same program to access Advanced Startup options menu. Here is how to do that:

1. Launch the Elevated Command Prompt windows.

You can search for the same using search menu and when the same result appears right click and Run as Administrator.

2. Type following command:

shutdown.exe /r /o

Advanced Startup options menu using windows powershell

And then, you need to press the ‘Enter‘ key to execute the command.

Instantly the dialog box will appear showing you the message, i.e., You’re about to be signed out.

This will reboot your machine. Here in this screen, you need to click on the ‘Troubleshoot‘ and then ‘Advanced options‘.

5. Using Installation Media

1. Insert the Windows 10 installation media. Make sure you’re using the same version of Windows OS which you have already installed on your machine.

2. Select Language in the installation window.

3. In Windows Setup window, click on the Next button.

4. In the installation window, click on the ‘Repair your computer.’

Advanced Startup options menu using windows 10 installation media

This will instantly boot the system in Advanced Startup options menu.

This will take you to select a options screen. Here you need to click on the ‘Troubleshoot‘ and then ‘Advanced options‘.

That’s it!

So this is my blog post on how to access Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10. I hope you find it useful. If you need any assistance drop it in the comments.

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