Access Windows 10 Advanced Boot Options

Windows 10 advanced boot options provide access to a host of features that help troubleshoot Windows and more. It is essential that you know how to access these advanced boot options now, even if you currently have no problem with your system. It may be that this situation is not eternal (for one reason or another), that’s why I advise you to learn to launch these advanced startup options that can save you from a complicated situation! This tutorial is intended to show you how to access advanced boot options not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, but seven different ways!

For those of you who are wondering what the advanced startup options are for, here is a non-exhaustive list of all the options offered by these:

  • Reinstall Windows 10 from the system disk with the “Reset this PC” option
  • Reinstall Windows 10 from a USB Recovery Drive with the “Recover from a Drive” option
  • Restore a restore point
  • Restore a system image
  • Open a command prompt
  • Downgrade to the previous version of Windows
  • Start on a USB key, CD / DVD or network connection
  • Fix issues that prevent Windows from starting (system restart tools)
  • Change the behavior of Windows on startup (low resolution mode, debug mode, safe mode …)
  • Change UEFI firmware settings
  • Choose the operating system to boot to by default if multiple operating systems are installed

You know everything ! Now, select the method that best suits the situation you are in to access these famous Windows 10 advanced boot options.

  IN SUMMARY

1 – If you have access to Windows 10 …
1.1 Method # 1: From the Windows 10 Settings
1.2 Method 2: from the On / Off menu
1.3 Method 3: via command lines
2 – If you no longer have access to Windows 10 …
2.1 Method # 4: From a System Repair Disk
2.2 Method # 5: From a USB Recovery Drive

 

If you have access to Windows 10 …

 

Method # 1: From the Windows 10 Settings

Open the Windows 10 settings (Windows + i keys) and click Update and Security.

 

 

control panel windows 10

Click Recovery and then the Restart Now button under Advanced Start.

Recovery Windows 10

 

Method # 2: From the On / Off Menu

Choose one of the three options that follow, depending on the On / Off menu you prefer to use.

  • Option 1: Click the Windows logo at the bottom left to open the Start menu, click the Power button and then, while holding down the Shift ⇑ key, click Restart.

 

 

  • Option 2: Press the CTRL + ALT + DEL keys simultaneously to open the “Windows Security” dialog box, click the Power button, and then, while holding down the Shift key cliquez, click Restart.

 

reboot ctrl alt del

 

  • At the login screen, click the Power button and then, while holding down the Shift ⇑ key, click Restart.

 

power restart windows 10

 

Method 3: via command lines

Open a command prompt and enter the following command:

 shutdown /r /o /f /t 00

 

If you no longer have access to Windows 10 …

Method 4: From a System Repair Disk

Note: The Reset This PC and Change Windows Behavior On Startup options are not available with the System Repair Disc.

Start your PC on the CD on which you installed your system repair disc. Then select the keyboard layout.

 

keyboard layout windows 10

 

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