System Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) in Windows 11


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The Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) is a companion operating system installed alongside Windows 11, typically in a separate partition, that can help with troubleshooting, recovery, or booting from external media, such as a USB stick.

Advanced startup enables you to perform these actions:
  • Start recovery (aka: Windows RE or WinRE), troubleshooting, and diagnostic tools.
  • Boot from a disk (ex: USB or DVD) or device (UEFI only)
  • Access the PC's UEFI firmware
  • Restore Windows from a system image
  • Choose default operating system to boot to on PC if multiple operating systems are installed
When you boot to advanced startup, all user sessions are signed off. If you select a Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) feature from this menu, the PC restarts into WinRE and the selected feature is launched.

See also:

This tutorial will show you how to boot to the advanced startup (WinRE) in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Settings
  • Option Two: Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Start menu
  • Option Three: Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Win+X Quick Link Menu
  • Option Four: Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen
  • Option Five: Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Sign-in Screen
  • Option Six: Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Command
  • Option Seven: Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Windows 11 Installation USB
  • Option Eight: Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Recovery Drive
  • Option Nine: Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from a Hard Reboot


EXAMPLE: Advanced startup (WinRE)

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Option One

Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Settings


1 Open Settings (WIn+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Recovery on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Recovery settings

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3 Click/tap on the Restart now button for Advanced startup on the right side under Recovery options. (see screenshot below)

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4 Click/tap on Restart now to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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Option Two

Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Start menu


1 Open the Start menu. (see screenshot below)

2 Click/tap on the Power button.

3 Press and hold the Shift key, click/tap on Restart in the Power menu, and release the Shift key.

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Option Three

Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Win+X Quick Link Menu


1 Open the Win+X Quick Link menu. (see screenshot below)

2 Click/tap on Shut down or sign out.

3 Press and hold the Shift key, click/tap on Restart in the menu, and release the Shift key.

Advanced_Startup_Win+X.jpg





Option Four

Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen


1 Press the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys.

2 Click/tap on the Power button.

3 Press and hold the Shift key, click/tap on Restart in the Power menu, and release the Shift key.

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Option Five

Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Sign-in Screen


1 While on the sign-in screen: (see screenshot below)

2 Click/tap on the Power button.

3 Press and hold the Shift key, click/tap on Restart in the Power menu, and release the Shift key.

Advanced_Startup_sign-in.jpg





Option Six

Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Command


1 Open Windows Terminal.

2 Copy and paste the shutdown /r /o /f /t 00 command into Windows Terminal, and press Enter.




Option Seven

Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Windows 11 Installation USB


The Reset this PC option in "Troubleshoot" and Startup Settings option in "Advanced options" will not be available using this option.


1 Boot from your Windows 11 installation USB.

2 Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on the Repair your computer link. (see screenshot below)

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Option Eight

Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Recovery Drive


The Reset this PC option in "Troubleshoot" and Startup Settings option in "Advanced options" will not be available using this option.


1 Boot from your created USB recovery drive.

2 Choose your keyboard layout language. (see screenshot below)

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Option Nine

Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from a Hard Reboot


This option can be handy if you are unable to boot into Windows.


1 Press and hold the power button on your PC until it powers off.

2 Press the power button on your PC to turn it on.

3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 above until you see the Windows logo screen, Please wait, or Diagnosing your PC message during boot like below. Usually it may take repeating up to 3 times. (see screenshots below)

WinRE starts automatically after detecting the following issues:

Two consecutive failed attempts to start Windows.
Two consecutive unexpected shutdowns that occur within two minutes of boot completion.
Two consecutive system reboots within two minutes of boot completion.
A Secure Boot error (except for issues related to Bootmgr.efi).
A BitLocker error on touch-only devices.


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4 When displayed, click/tap on See advanced repair options or Advanced options. (see screenshots below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Thanks

Very nice tutorial -- will have a go with it later. !!

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Hello Brink, thanks for the tutorial.
I prepared a vbs file from the command that you also mentioned in option six "Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE) from Command"
When double-clicking .vbs file, it runs advanced startup without seeing the command prompt.

Here is the code, (save as a .vbs file)

Code:
CreateObject("Wscript.Shell").Run "cmd /c " & chr(34) & "shutdown.exe /r /o /f /t 00" & chr(34), 0, True
 

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Very good, I reckon a few will be glad of that as more people change to Win 11. I even found a couple of things I didn't know
 

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Very good, I reckon a few will be glad of that as more people change to Win 11. I even found a couple of things I didn't know
I can use Windows 11 with my digital Windows 10 license. I wanted to take a look and see the changes they made. There are things I like, there are some bugs I don't like. But our brand new Windows 11 is just a baby now. We'll see what happens together.
 

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Hi, @Brink

Any chance to have F8 at every boot?

Thanks in advance
 

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I can't get the Settings based technique to work in any version of Windows 11 right now (production, Insider Preview/Beta, and Dev Channel). Is this a known bug, or should I be reporting this to Feedback Hub? @Brink: your thoughts on this? Here's what I reported to the WIMVP Teams General chat on this subject, with screencaps:
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Of course the other techniques (command line, shift+Restart in Power menus, and so forth) all still work.
Thanks,
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I can't get the Settings based technique to work in any version of Windows 11 right now (production, Insider Preview/Beta, and Dev Channel). Is this a known bug, or should I be reporting this to Feedback Hub? @Brink: your thoughts on this? Here's what I reported to the WIMVP Teams General chat on this subject, with screencaps:

Of course the other techniques (command line, shift+Restart in Power menus, and so forth) all still work.
Thanks,
--Ed--

Hello Ed, :)

Interesting. I'm not sure why the Advanced Startup option is missing for you unless you may have deleted the recovery partition.

You could see if doing a repair install of Windows 11 below may restore it.

 

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Uhhh...gee.... Reagentc shows my recovery partition is present and enabled. I'm pretty sure I've done nothing to those partitions on ANY of my Windows 11 PCs. Here's a sample output:

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Any other ideas for me to check into? This is getting more interesting as I dig deeper. It's affecting all 5 of my current Windows 11 PCs across all versions, Insider and production.
=Ed=
 

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    20LH000MUS (U3E1)
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Uhhh...gee.... Reagentc shows my recovery partition is present and enabled. I'm pretty sure I've done nothing to those partitions on ANY of my Windows 11 PCs. Here's a sample output:

Any other ideas for me to check into? This is getting more interesting as I dig deeper. It's affecting all 5 of my current Windows 11 PCs across all versions, Insider and production.
=Ed=

I can't think if anything other than if a repair install may fix it.
 

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    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
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    Google Chrome
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    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
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    HP Spectre x360 2in1
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    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
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    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
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    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
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Here's a funny thing: my only "native 11" system -- the Yoga 7 that Lenovo shipped me last November with 11 pre-installed -- does get the proper menu item. Here's visual proof:
adv-startup.jpg


All my other 11 systems were upgraded from 10 to 11, so that may be why this is happening to them. I'll try your suggestion -- an in-place upgrade repair install -- and see if that helps. Even more interesting than I thought...
Thanks,
--Ed--
 

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    Motherboard
    20LH000MUS (U3E1)
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Sound Card
    Integrated Conexant SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    FlexView Display
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 1 TB PCIe x3 NVMe SSD
    external 5TB Seagate USB-C attached HDD
    PSU
    Lenovo integrated 65W power brick
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    Laptop
    Keyboard
    Integrated Lenovo ThinkPad keyboard
    Mouse
    touchscreen, touchpad
    Internet Speed
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Quick follow-up: the in-place repair install took about 10-11 minutes all told, and fixed the problem. Thanks for the great advice @Brink. I just blogged about it at edtittel.com, too.
Much-appreciated.
=Ed=
 

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    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo X380 Yoga
    CPU
    i7-8650U (8th Gen/Kaby Lake)
    Motherboard
    20LH000MUS (U3E1)
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Sound Card
    Integrated Conexant SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    FlexView Display
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 1 TB PCIe x3 NVMe SSD
    external 5TB Seagate USB-C attached HDD
    PSU
    Lenovo integrated 65W power brick
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    Laptop
    Keyboard
    Integrated Lenovo ThinkPad keyboard
    Mouse
    touchscreen, touchpad
    Internet Speed
    GbE (Spectrum/Charter)
    Browser
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Quick follow-up: the in-place repair install took about 10-11 minutes all told, and fixed the problem. Thanks for the great advice @Brink. I just blogged about it at edtittel.com, too.
Much-appreciated.
=Ed=
Great news Ed. A repair install is the great fixer. :)
 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

Ed Tittel

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo X380 Yoga
    CPU
    i7-8650U (8th Gen/Kaby Lake)
    Motherboard
    20LH000MUS (U3E1)
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Sound Card
    Integrated Conexant SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    FlexView Display
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 1 TB PCIe x3 NVMe SSD
    external 5TB Seagate USB-C attached HDD
    PSU
    Lenovo integrated 65W power brick
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    Laptop
    Keyboard
    Integrated Lenovo ThinkPad keyboard
    Mouse
    touchscreen, touchpad
    Internet Speed
    GbE (Spectrum/Charter)
    Browser
    all of em
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Purchased early 2019 as Windows Insider test PC

Erin Robinson

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom built
    CPU
    Intel I7
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    32 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia
    Sound Card
    Real Tech
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP
    Hard Drives
    2 - Western Digital
    PSU
    Corsair
    Case
    Generic
    Cooling
    fans
    Keyboard
    Walmart
    Mouse
    Staples
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender

Brink

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Brink what do you think about the free Winaero Tweaker. It can put several bootup selections on a Windows install. So far I am trying virtual (Vmware), works very well.

Hello Erin, :)

I prefer not to use 3rd party programs if a native alternative is available.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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