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cant access anymore with F2 in bios on win 8

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    cant access anymore with F2 in bios on win 8


    hello i have upgraded from win to win 8 pro.i have the sony vaio F11Z(2010 year model).with win 7 i have access in my bios with F2 key.but know i can't anymore.what can i do?i have the old traditional bios

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    Win 8 has a "quick boot" feature that basically bypasses the BIOS (or at least does not let you in) on power up. If you do a "restart" then you can access the BIOS normally.

    There is a work around that will allow you to disable the "quick boot" function so that it boots just like Win 7 did and you can access the BIOS.

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 08 Feb 2013 at 14:05. Reason: updated link for the same here
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Thinking his older computer would not be starting that fast but maybe. Good suggestion though.
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    thanks a lot fireberd
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    Did it work?
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    yes it is
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cant access anymore with F2 in bios on win 8
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