How to Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 8 and 8.1
This tutorial will show you how to boot directly to the motherboard's UEFI firmware settings from inside Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
- This only applies if the PC's motherboard has an UEFI firmware chip instead of a BIOS chipset.
- This only applies if Windows 8 was installed using UEFI, or Windows 8 came preinstalled on an OEM PC using UEFI.
1. Open PC settings, and do step 2 or 3 below for the Windows 8 you have installed.
2. If you have Windows 8 or Windows RT
A) In the left pane, click/tap on General, click/tap on Restart now under Advanced startup in the right pane, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)
3. If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1
A) On the left side in PC settings
, click/tap on Update & Recovery
. (see screenshot below)
B) On the left side in Update & Recovery
, click/tap on Recovery
, click/tap on the Restart now
button under the Advanced startup
section on the right side, and go to step 4
below. (see screenshot below)
4. When the "Choose an option" screen appears after the restart, click/tap on Troubleshoot. (see screenshot below)
5. Click/tap on Advanced options. (see screenshot below)
6. Click/tap on UEFI Firmware Settings. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have this option, then your PC doesn't support UEFI, and is a BIOS PC instead.
7. Click/tap on Restart. (see screenshot below)
8. The computer will now restart, and automatically boot directly to the UEFI firmware settings screen. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: The UEFI settings below is from an "ASRock X79 Extreme11" motherboard. What you have for your UEFI settings will depend on your motherboard.