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How Do I Enter the BIOS at Boot Up?

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    win 8.1

    How Do I Enter the BIOS at Boot Up?


    How do I enter the BIOS after I manually start my computer? I tried pressing F1, F2 and F12 soon after my laptop boots up but that doesnt work. Instead it goes straight to the desktop. What should I do?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Different computers use different keys.
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    win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Different computers use different keys.
    I already know this.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Knowing what brand & model computer you own would help.
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    Windows 8.1, 10, various Linux


    This resulted in lots of suggestions - most often F2 or DEL: https://www.google.com/search?q=enter+bios+on+laptop

    There are lots of hits like this: BIOS Access Keys for Computer Systems (Lenovo, Sony, HP, Dell, etc.)
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