Windows 10 Tutorial: Always Boot To Advanced Startup Settings

We all have to deal with situations like these. Every once in a while, your Windows installation may develop some errors leading to your computer not booting up correctly, or not starting up at all.

Luckily, Windows 10, just like previous versions of the OS, comes with advanced troubleshooting capabilities for cases like these. In fact, there are even more modes available here to help you find and fix problems on your PC.

The Startup Settings screen looks something like this:

And displays an array of troubleshooting options that are primarily intended for IT professionals and system administrators, but some of the more commonly used ones will interest all users.

In particular, the Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking options.

Anyway, if you want to always boot to Advanced Startup Settings, then you will have to open up an elevated command prompt window in Windows 10. This can be done by signing into Windows as an administrator, and opening Command Prompt (Admin) from the Power Menu.

The one that is displayed by pressing the Win + X key combination.

Here, type either of these commands to enable or disable always boot to advanced Startup Settings:

bcdedit /set {globalsettings} advancedoptions true
bcdedit /set {globalsettings} advancedoptions false

As easy as that.

Do note that if you let the Advanced Startup Settings sit idle for 1 minute at boot, your PC will automatically be turned off.

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