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Access boot menu?

  1. #1


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro

    Access boot menu?


    I am trying to access the boot menu or Setup on a Gateway NE56R31u laptop. Searches have said it could be accessed by pressing Esc or F10 at the Gateway boot screen, but I've been unable to make that happen. I've done this hundreds of times on other computers, so I know the technique and the timing that has worked in the past. I've also tried Del key, Fn + F10, F8. Any ideas how to make this happen?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Vince,

    You could use the method in the tutorial below to boot to your UEFI settings (setup) from within Windows 8 if you like.

    UEFI Firmware Settings - Boot to from inside Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    I guess I should have mentioned this is a non booting computer - I am trying to get it to boot from a recovery disk. So I can't access Windows right now.

    Thanks
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  4. #4


    Posts : 60
    W8 Inspiron 17R W8P+MCE HTPC


    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    I guess I should have mentioned this is a non booting computer - I am trying to get it to boot from a recovery disk. So I can't access Windows right now.

    Thanks
    Try F2.
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  5. #5


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Check your manual for the F? key to use for One Time Boot Menu.

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  6. #6


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    I never did get the computer to the boot menu, but I got lucky and the computer booted once to Windows 8. So I initiated the recovery from within Windows. Thanks
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  7. #7


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
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