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UEFI BIOS firmware restart doesn't boot to BIOS

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    WIndows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

    UEFI BIOS firmware restart doesn't boot to BIOS


    Hi There,

    I just built a desktop with a sabertooth x79 motherboard, and am running Windows 8.1 pro 64-bit. When I click the UEFI BIOS Firmware live tile via the change PC settings>update and recovery>recovery>etc. my computer reboots normally to Windows and will not open BIOS. I have tried accessing it using the delete and f2 keys, but this does nothing either.

    Any ideas? I am up to date in terms of my BIOS, and am definitely running UEFI and not legacy.

    Thank you so much.

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


    Motherboards - SABERTOOTH X79

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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    WIndows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    OK I figured it out. I had to sign in using my Administrator's password. I didn't realize that by signing in using my account password it wouldn't let me access BIOS. Maybe this will be useful to someone else some day...
    Thanks for the help.
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