How to boot into Advanced Startup options in Windows 10

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Advanced Startup is where you go to perform troubleshooting in Windows 10. It requires you to reboot your computer into a holding mode rather than letting the OS boot as normal. From here you can access advanced tools to help solve your problem or make critical changes. There are currently four ways you can boot into Advanced Startup options in Windows 10, I’ll list them all here.

Boot into Advanced Startup from installation media
You can use your Windows 10 installation media, either DVD or USB, to boot into Advanced Startup.

1. Set your BIOS to boot from DVD or USB.
2. Insert your Windows 10 installation media.
3. Restart your computer.
4. Let the system boot and select language and keyboard options when prompted.
5. Select Repair your computer. You are now in Advanced Startup mode.

Boot into Advanced Startup from Control Panel
If your computer is working okay and you have access to the Control Panel, there is a fast way to access Advanced Startup.

1. Navigate to Settings and Update and Recovery.
2. Click the Restart now option under Advanced start-up. This is a setting not a command and will immediately restart your machine.

Boot into Advanced Startup from the Start menu
You can quickly force a restart into Advanced Startup from the Windows 10 start menu too.

1. Click on the Windows button and access the start panel.
2. Select Power.
3. Hold the shift key and left lick on Restart.

Boot into Advanced Startup from command line
Sometimes it’s just nice to use a command line once in a while.

1. Open a CMD window as Administrator.
2. Type or paste ‘shutdown.exe /r /o’.
3. Press enter and let your computer reboot into Advanced Startup mode.

Other Windows 10 troubleshooting tutorials you might find useful:
How to run compatibility mode in Windows 10
Removing the USB speed error notification in Windows 10
How to perform a repair installation for Windows 10