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Restart 8.1 to directly boot to UEFI BIOS

  1. #1


    New Jersey
    Posts : 114
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    Restart 8.1 to directly boot to UEFI BIOS


    I use a shortcut to restart W8.1 to my UEFI BIOS. The problem is it goes through various screens and selections until I finally get to the one to boot to my UEFI. I was wondering id there was a way to boot directly to my UEFI without going through extra steps? Here's what I'm using now:

    C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -r -o -f -t 00

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Use the F? key for enter BIOS or the One Time Boot Menu F? key.

    Check your manual for the right F key.
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  3. #3


    New Jersey
    Posts : 114
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Unless I'm not reading you wrong I want a way from within 8.1 to get into my UEFI setup without doing anything else like pressing a button. This can already be be accomplished indirectly by getting into Update and Recovery using Change PC Settings on the Modern Start Menu Charms Bar and then clicking on Recovery. From there you click on Troubleshooting and there appears a tile to boot into UEFI setup. This is what my shortcut does.

    I was hoping to bypass all the clicking and go right into UEFI setup.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Restart 8.1 to directly boot to UEFI BIOS
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