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    UEFI Firmware Settings - Boot to from inside Windows 8

    UEFI Firmware Settings - Boot to from inside Windows 8
    How to Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 8 and 8.1
    Published by Brink is online now
    12 Feb 2013
    Default UEFI Firmware Settings - Boot to from inside Windows 8

    How to Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 8 and 8.1

    information   Information
    This tutorial will show you how to boot directly to the motherboard's UEFI firmware settings from inside Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

    Note   Note

    • 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.




    Here's How:

    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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    4.
    When the "Choose an option" screen appears after the restart, click/tap on Troubleshoot. (see screenshot below)

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

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    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.

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    7. Click/tap on Restart. (see screenshot below)

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    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.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Thank you Ray.
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