Here's how to add the Advanced Startup Option to the Windows context menu for easy access.
The Advanced Startup Option menu offers several ways to troubleshoot, recover and repair Windows problems.
If you need to boot into Safe Mode, use System Restore, repair Windows 10, reset or refresh Windows, change Windows start up behavior, access the BIOS, or restore from a backup file, you have to access the Advanced Startup Options menu.
The Advanced Startup Menu has various options, depending on the system. Most have these options:
- System Restore: use a restore point to return Windows to an earlier point. System Restore is usually disabled by default in Windows 10. To enable it, right click on the Start button>Control Panel >System>System Protection. Choose the drive you want to use, usually the (C:) drive. Select 'Configure' and then 'Turn on system protection'. Choose how much space you want to designate for system restore and click OK.
- Start Up Repair: there are several options here, including Safe Mode, boot logging, disable automatic restart after failure and more.
- System Image Recovery: recover Windows from a specific image file.
- Command Prompt: allows you to run a variety of commands to troubleshoot and repair your computer.
These may also be available as options:
- Uninstall Updates
- UEFI Firmware Settings
- Go back to a previous build. If an issue was caused by a recent update and the update is within the ten day rollback period there will an option to go back to the previous build.
There are several different ways to navigate to Advanced Startup Options. It can be found in Windows 10 Settings>Update & Security>Recovery, and there are eight other ways to access the Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10.
Or, you can download the registry files that will add Boot to Advanced Startup Options to the context menu.
There are three registry files in the folder, one adds Boot to Advanced Startup Options without Shift Key to the context menu, the second adds Boot to Advanced Startup Options in the Context Menu with Shift Key, and the third removes Boot to Advanced Startup Options from the context menu.
You can download the zipped Registry file with all three options from The Windows Club:
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