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

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


    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.

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    Central IL
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    It should be under Boot or such. It does not matter if it is a UEFI or older bios. The setup is still going to be the same, when you go into the bios.

    Personally I would not set it for CD-ROM or USB. You can leave it to allow you to press F12, to change boot drive. But personally I would leave the Hard Drive as first boot device.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    The general idea---

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    Enable "boot menu" to get F-12 key assigned.
    It will be under Boot tab.
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    On some systems this isn't possible anymore, having given way to a one-time boot menu option. So if you wanted to boot from a DVD, for example, you'd select the option for the one time boot menu, pick the optical drive, and away you go.

    Also, FYI, UEFI isn't a filesystem, it's a replacement for the aging and decrepit BIOS.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Also, FYI, UEFI isn't a filesystem, it's a replacement for the aging and decrepit BIOS.
    I see "Firmware Settings" instead of a "Bios" on my computer.
    Of course "Firmware" takes me to the "BIOS".

    Maybe Microsoft will do something about this in the future.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    broe32 has the best suggestion ,set it to f12 boot
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Set boot menu to F12---

    A picture---You get the idea---

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I see "Firmware Settings" instead of a "Bios" on my computer.
    Of course "Firmware" takes me to the "BIOS".

    Maybe Microsoft will do something about this in the future.
    Considering Intel developed UEFI, and it exists completely independently of Windows, I find that rather unlikely... But stranger things have probably happened.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asvent View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I see "Firmware Settings" instead of a "Bios" on my computer.
    Of course "Firmware" takes me to the "BIOS".

    Maybe Microsoft will do something about this in the future.
    Considering Intel developed UEFI, and it exists completely independently of Windows, I find that rather unlikely... But stranger things have probably happened.
    Microsoft works in mysterious ways its' wonders to peform....
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    Quote Originally Posted by asvent View Post
    Considering Intel developed UEFI, and it exists completely independently of Windows, I find that rather unlikely... But stranger things have probably happened.
    Intel did not develop UEFI. They were one of many organizations involved in the development of it. HP originally developed the EFI bios platform. It was mainly Apple's request for the push of the UEFI bios platform, when they switched over to the Intel CPU & GPU chipset platforms for Mac OS-X. Microsoft only decided to push for Beige box mfg's to switch to the platform, to keep up against the stronger power being Apple. Unified EFI Forum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Believe it or not, you can actually download the Source Code for the EFI bios, and create your own EFI bios platform.
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