Windows 10 has been spreading quite quickly among users, in part because Microsoft has almost imposed its download. In addition, all new computers already come with the latest version of the Redmond operating system . Although the base of the operating system is very similar to that of other versions such as Windows 7 and, especially, like Windows 8 , if we are used to any of these systems it is possible that with Windows 10 we are a little lost. That is why we are making a series of articles to review some basic functionalities of the Microsoft system . Today we are going to talk aboutWindows 10 advanced startup options .
As no system is perfect, and although Microsoft has been launching constant updates since the operating system was launched, it is possible that when updating or at some other time we will find problems with drivers, some installed program or, simply, problems with the operating system operating system. It is possible that these problems are causing the system not to boot properly , so let's see what options we have when starting Windows 10 in case, at some point, we need to solve some kind of problem.
The way to enter the advanced boot options of Windows 10 depends on whether we can enter Windows or not. If Windows works , getting into the boot menu is pretty straightforward. All we have to do is go to Settings and then click on the Update and security option .
In the left menu we will click on Recovery . Here we will have two options: Reset this PC and Advanced startup . We will click on Advanced Start , but be careful ! This option will restart the PC .
After clicking Restart now , the system will restart and show a new blue screen with several options: Continue , Use a device , Troubleshoot , and Turn off the computer . To see the menu of advanced startup options we are looking for we have to select Troubleshoot .
By clicking on Solve problems we will access another screen in which we will see the Advanced Options .
Once here, we will have the advanced options menu before us.
We are going to comment on what the six options we have on screen are for:
- Restore system : This option helps us to return to a restore point that we have saved on the computer. For example, we can use it if we have installed a driver that does not work and we want to return to a copy prior to the installation of said driver.
- System image recovery : This option is very similar to the first, but the restoration is done through a system image, that is, it "crushes" the current installation of Windows.
- Startup repair : With this option we can perform a restoration of the startup process, in case we have a corrupt file that does not allow the system to start.
- Command Prompt : Access to the command prompt to perform somewhat more complicated tasks, such as low-level formatting.
- UEFI firmware configuration : This option changes the configuration of the UEFI firmware of our computer. It is an option that, along with the Command Prompt, it is better not to touch if we do not know very well what we are doing.
- Startup configuration : If we choose this option, the computer will restart again and will show us some extra tools, such as booting in safe fail-safe mode.
However, if Windows does not work for us , it is somewhat more difficult to get to this menu of options. We can try to restart the PC several times in a row using the Reset button on our computer and without allowing Windows to load . By doing this we would force the automatic repair of Windows , or at least the system shows us some extra option. On this screen we should see the link to Advanced options .
If it still doesn't work, we would only have the option to boot using a Windows installation CD or USB . When we start from the installation disk or usb, the first thing that will open is the language menu. We select it and click on Next . In the new window, at the bottom left, we should have the option Repair the computer . From here we would access the same menu that we have talked about.