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  1. Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10


    How to: Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10

    How to Open a Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10


    A command prompt is an entry point for typing computer commands in the Command Prompt window. By typing commands at the command prompt, you can perform tasks on your computer without using the Windows graphical interface.

    This tutorial will show you how to boot to an elevated command prompt at startup in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Open Command Prompt at Boot using Windows 10 Installation Media
    • Option Two: Open Command Prompt at Boot using Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10

    EXAMPLE: Command Prompt at Boot


    Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION ONE [/i] Open Command Prompt at Boot using Windows 10 Installation Media
    1. Boot from your Windows 10 installation ISO file if in a virtual machine.

    2. Do step 3 or step 4 below for how you would like to open a command prompt at boot.

    3. When you see Windows Setup, press the Shift + F10 keys.

    Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. When you see Windows Setup, click/tap on Next. (see screenshot above)
    A) Click/tap on Repair your computer, and go to step 2 in OPTION TWO below. (see screenshot below


    Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] Open Command Prompt at Boot using Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10
    1. Boot to advanced startup options

    2. Click/tap on the Troubleshoot option. (see screenshot below)

    Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Click/tap on Advanced options. (see screenshot below)

    Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. Click/tap on the Command prompt option. (see screenshot below)

    Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. If you booted to advanced startup from within Windows 10, then the computer will restart. Click/tap on a listed local administrator that you want to provide credentials for, type in the account's password, and click/tap on Continue. (see screenshots below)

    Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10 [​IMG]



    Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    :)
     
    aksalaymeh, Dec 6, 2014
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  2. Gerry C J Cornell, Dec 6, 2014
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  3. Command Prompt will not stay open in windows 10

    Hi Giridhar J,

    Thanks for responding

    I checked in system32 and cmd.exe dated (07/10/2015) is there.

    I then ran cmd. in safe mode with the same results Command window opens then quickly closes, more like it

    will flash open then close.

    I'm willing to try any further subjections if you please!
     
    FullhouseAces&10s, Dec 6, 2014
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  4. YAK
    Yak Win User

    Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10

    Thanks *Smile
    However, I couldn't find any lists of the available commands.
    `map`doesn't work, nor `help`...
    Would you have any clues?
     
  5. balubeto Win User
    Using the option one, when I open the "Command Prompt" windows with Shift+10, I will open a Windows PE or Windows RE session?

    Thanks

    Bye
     
    balubeto, Nov 10, 2015
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
  7. balubeto Win User
    balubeto, Nov 10, 2015
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10

    Nope. You're just using WinRE from the bootable USB.
     
    Brink, Nov 10, 2015
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  9. It appears option 2 is no longer valid since Microsoft reduced the capability of the boot menu. *Mad


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    Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    fracking4oil, Dec 7, 2015
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello fracking4oil, *Smile

    I just tested again with different systems, and OPTION TWO still works just fine for me on them.

    Is this for the system in your specs?

    Please list the exact steps you took to boot to advanced startup to see if that may be the issue.
     
    Brink, Dec 7, 2015
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  11. Yup, the system listed under "My System Specs"...

    I followed:

    Settings -> Update & Security -> Recovery -> Advanced startup -> Restart now

    After boot: Troubleshoot (image 1) -> Startup Settings (image 2) -> Restart (image 3), which took me to image 4.
     
    fracking4oil, Dec 8, 2015
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  12. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Odd. I'm not sure why you're missing those options in "Advanced Options". Do you have your recovery partition still?

    Are you able to do so using OPTION ONE instead?
     
    Brink, Dec 8, 2015
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  13. Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10

    The recovery partition is still intact, although I've found some other issues; so I'm just gonna do an in-place upgrade to repair the install and see how it goes from there. I'll report back if this solves this issue.

    Edited: After the in-place upgrade everything appears to be back to normal, option 2 is now viable again *Biggrin

    Thanks for the help Brink!
     
    fracking4oil, Dec 8, 2015
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  14. I also cannot find Command Prompt in Advanced Options now.
    I remember I did that a couple days ago.
    Now only "UEFI Firmware" and "Startup Settings" there.
     
    gamelife123, Dec 9, 2015
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  15. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Dec 10, 2015
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