How to get to Startup Settings in Windows 10

If your computer has been giving you problems, you may need to get into Startup Settings in order to be able to diagnose and solve the issue. Startup settings is where you find such useful settings as “Safe Mode,” which is designed to have only the barest minimum of programs loaded onto your PC. So, how do you get to Startup Settings on a Windows 10 computer?

How to Get to Startup Settings

In order to get to Startup Settings on a Windows 10 computer, all that you need to do is the following;

  1. Turn your computer off and on.
  2. In the login screen, press on the Shift key on your keyboard while, simultaneously, clicking on the power button to the bottom right corner of your screen.
  3. A message will appear saying other people are logged in. Choose to restart your computer anyway.
  4. Your computer will now reboot into the Advanced Startup Options screen.
  5. Here, click on the Troubleshoot button.
  6. Next, click on the Advanced options button
  7. In the next screen, click on the “Startup Settings,” button.
  8. Next, you will need to click on the “Restart,” button to reboot your computer.

That’s it. Your computer will now reboot into the Startup Settings screen.

Available Options in Startup Settings

In Windows 10, the following options are available when you get to the Startup Settings screen;

  • You can enable low resolution video mode.
  • Enable debugging mode
  • You can also enable boot logging
  • You can choose to have your PC rebooted into Safe Mode
  • Another option involves the disabling of driver signature enforcement
  • If you suspect that it’s your anti malware that’s causing problems, you can choose to disable early launch anti-malware protection.
  • You can also choose to disable automatic restart whenever you encounter a system failure. This can be useful if your computer was getting stuck in a restart loop.
  • Lastly, the Startup Settings Window allows you to launch the Windows 10 Recovery Environment.

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