How to boot to Command Prompt on Windows 8 and 10

For the people who want to explore more of the back-end features of a Windows computer, working with command prompt might be yet another mainstream things. However, most of them will realize that the command prompt on the booting as well as the command prompt in front-end are pretty different.

Boot screen on Windows 10

Booting in command prompt mode was pretty easy till the time Windows 7 version was available, but ever since the Windows 8 operating system launched, people have started finding it difficult to boot into the command prompt. For the same, this is an article which will show you how to boot into command prompt in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

If you are running on Windows 7 or earlier, then while the window starts, just press F8 and the window will boot with advanced option menu in command prompt, however, that has to be very much before the windows starts loading, if you see the Windows logo on the screen, that means you missed the boot screen menu, one such solution of this can be to keep pressing the F8 button right when windows shut down and until it comes alive in the command prompt screen.

However, if you are running Windows 8 and above on your computer, then it might be a little tricky task to boot into the command prompt. In that case, follow the steps below

  • Navigate to the boot menu, to do this, move your cursor to the right bottom corner of your screen and from the menu which appears, click on settings and then click on power.
  • On that screen, hold the shift key and click on reboot. It will open a new advanced options menu.

Windows 7 boot screen

  • From there, navigate to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings.
  • After that, there will be a new screen with restart button, click on it and you will see your computer booting in safe mode with command prompt.

Let me know if you have a query and I will try my best to answer the same.

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