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I always like to set the boot order on a new computer

  1. #11


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by blockie View Post
    I just brought home a Lenovo G710 with Windows 8.1
    I tried to set the boot order so that the CD-ROM drive would be first. I found that the file system is UEFI. I had a choice of legacy or UEFI. But I did not see where to set the CD-ROM.
    An explanation of the predicament I find myself in will be appreciated.
    I have a Lenovo laptop with UEFI firmware.

    You do not need to change the boot order.

    Lenovo novo button. When the computer is off, press this button to start the Lenovo Recovery system or the BIOS setup utility, or to enter the boot menu.

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    Note: If the DVD does not appear in the boot menu, the DVD is not Secure Boot compatible (for example, Windows 7 64-bit DVD).

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  2. #12


    To all:

    Finally got enough clues to point me in the correct direction, especially the last one.
    The following steps work for the Lenovo G710, maybe for others with UEFI.

    1. Insert the disk in the CD-ROM drive you expect to BOOT from. The disk must be a "boot-able" disk.
    2. Shut down the computer.
    3. When ready, press the "novo" button. Located just to the right on the power button. The bios option dialog will open.
    4. Select the boot menu. Notice that the CD-ROM drive is listed. If not in first place, move it to first place using the computer arrow keys. Hit ENTER on your keyboard.
    5. The words "To boot from CD hit any key"will display on the mnitor. You MUST hit any key while these words are displayed otherwise the computer will boot regularly. IF you do this correctly another dialog box will open for you to confirm that you wish to boot from the CD-ROM drive. Hit OK.
    6. Good Luck!

    Bill
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    5. The words "To boot from CD hit any key"will display on the monitor. You MUST hit any key while these words are displayed otherwise the computer will boot regularly. IF you do this correctly another dialog box will open for you to confirm that you wish to boot from the CD-ROM drive. Hit OK.
    You can increase the time the words appear on the screen---

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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Believe it or not, you can actually download the Source Code for the EFI bios, and create your own EFI bios platform.
    You are correct. I use freeware EFI BIOS from here The rEFInd Boot Manager: Getting rEFInd

    It works perfectly for me for OSX, 10 Preview and CentOS.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    5. The words "To boot from CD hit any key"will display on the monitor. You MUST hit any key while these words are displayed otherwise the computer will boot regularly. IF you do this correctly another dialog box will open for you to confirm that you wish to boot from the CD-ROM drive. Hit OK.
    You can increase the time the words appear on the screen---

    Click image for larger version
    Two different things (see screenshots below).

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