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How to Enable Legacy F8 Advanced Boot Options in Windows 10

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How to Enable Legacy F8 Advanced Boot Options in Windows 10

How to Enable Legacy F8 Advanced Boot Options in Windows 10

The Advanced Boot Options menu is a selectable list of Windows startup modes and troubleshooting tools.



Beginning in Windows 8, Advanced Boot Options was replaced by Startup Settings, part of the Advanced Startup Options menu. The Advanced Boot Options menu is accessed by pressing F8 as the Windows splash screen begins to load.

The Advanced Boot Options menu is a list of advanced troubleshooting tools and Windows startup methods that can be used to repair important files, start Windows with the minimum necessary processes, restore previous settings and lots more.

Safe Mode is the most commonly accessed feature available on the Advanced Boot Options menu.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the legacy F8 Advanced Boot Options screen at boot in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable the F8 Advanced Boot Options screen.


If you have Fast Boot enabled in your UEFI firmware settings, then you will not be able to boot the Advanced Boot Options screen since you will not have time to press F8 before Windows starts.

If you dual boot Windows 10 with another Windows and have enabled Advanced Boot Options, then you will always see the Windows Boot Manager screen below first at boot.


To Enable F8 Advanced Boot Options screen in Windows 10
1. hold down the + X keys and select the option “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the menu.



2. Type the following command in the Command Prompt, press Enter key:

Code:

bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes







To Disable F8 Advanced Boot Options screen in Windows 10
1. hold down the + X keys and select the option “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the menu.



2. Type the following command in the Command Prompt, press Enter key:

Code:

bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu no


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