How to Access Windows 11 Boot “Advanced Options” Menu?

Windows 11 offers a lot of features and advanced boot options to troubleshoot your Windows problems. You can reset your PC, restore it to a previous state using a System restore point, and boot in safe mode to troubleshoot problems.

What can we do from the Advanced Options Menu?

The “Advanced Options” menu lets you perform several actions to troubleshoot or repair your PC:-

Startup Repair: When you select this option, Windows triggers the startup repair tool and tries to fix startup problems automatically.

Uninstall Updates: If recent Windows updates make your system non-operational, Windows lets you uninstall buggy updates.

Startup Settings: This option lets you access alternative startup modes and tools, for example, Debugging Mode, Low-Resolution Video Mode, boot logging, Safe Mode, etc.

System Restore: This allows you to fix certain crashes and errors by restoring your Windows to the previously created system restore point. Settings, drivers, and apps are restored to earlier points.

Command Prompt: Your PC will start with a simple Command Prompt for troubleshooting.

System Image Recovery: This allows you to restore a backup image of your PC.

Go back to the previous version: Have you recently upgraded your computer from Windows 10 to Windows 11? This option allows you to downgrade your PC to the previous version you were using. This option will only be available if you have upgraded your computer within the last 10 days.

There are several ways to open the “Advanced Options” menu on Windows 11. These are the following:-

  • Via Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell
  • Using Power Button
  • Through Settings App

How to Open the “Advanced Options” Menu on Windows 11 using Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell?

Step 1. Open the Command Prompt or Windows Powershell with administrative rights that you prefer to use.

Step 2. At the prompt, type the following command, and then hit Enter from the keyboard:-

shutdown.exe /r /o

Step 3. After executing the above command, your PC doesn’t immediately restart. Click the Troubleshoot button.

Step 4. Then click the Advanced Options button.

Step 5. Finally, select the Advanced options to access the Advanced options menu on Windows 11.

How to Access the “Advanced Options” Menu on Windows 11 using the Power Button?

Step 1. Click the Start button on the taskbar.

Step 2. Select the Power button. Now, press and hold the Shift key of the keyboard, and then press the Restart button.

Step 3. When done, your PC immediately restarts. Click the Troubleshoot button.

Step 4. Then click the Advanced Options button.

Step 5. Finally, select the Advanced options to access the Advanced options menu on Windows 11.

How to Open the “Advanced Options” Menu on Windows 11 through the Settings app?

If you don’t prefer the above methods, you can use the Windows 11 settings app to boot into the “Advanced Options” Menu. To do that, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select the Windows Update category from the left sidebar.

Step 3. Then click on the Advanced options tab on the right sidebar.

Step 4. Next, click on the Recovery option.

Step 5. Click on the Restart now button beside “Advanced startup” under the Recovery options section.

Step 6. When you are prompted, click the Restart now button.

Step 7. When you’re done, your PC immediately restarts. Click the Troubleshoot button.

Step 8. Then click the Advanced Options button.

Step 9. Finally, select the Advanced options to access the Advanced options menu on Windows 11.

That’s it!

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