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  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    I figured it out, you just have to hit f2 really, really fast, I switched over to legacy mode once in bios, is that okay?
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  3. #13


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    New models have a 0s timeout to get in the BIOS.

    You have to be very fast: directly press the button, even multiple times... you'll eventually see something.

    I hope it's not locked with some kind of password but nevertheless, F2 should get you in there as all user manual mention.
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  4. #14


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by MrLaSir View Post
    I figured it out, you just have to hit f2 really, really fast, I switched over to legacy mode once in bios, is that okay?
    Nice.

    If Ubuntu has uefi support (12.04.2 or higher and in x64) then it will boot with UEFI and you don't need legacy mode enabled.
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  5. #15


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Click image for larger version
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI


    It runs in legacy...
    Already tried it on UEFI and it works there as well.
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  6. #16


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Once you get in, you can set the time out to 2 seconds, that should be enough to hit F2. Yah, putting it in Legacy mode is the best bet.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 1
    win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Hmmm...
    Acer does have F2:

    Attachment 25940

    Acer Aspire M5-481T | User Manual

    At least for the laptops.
    Link to manual posted above didnt worked for me with 404 error
    Theres some new if someone needs Acer ASPIRE M5-481T User Manual
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