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  1. #11


    I looked it up online and it says F12 is the button but its not working, tapping, holding, I even tried Morse Code! it continues to boot normally. its confusing and frusterating because it should work its so simple

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  2. #12


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    Check all your BIOS setting, sounds like your BOOT MENU is DISABLED.
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  3. #13


    what setting might the boot menu enable/disable be called? just boot menu, or by another name?

    http://blogs.msdn.com/cfs-filesystem...0_0F869C74.jpg

    in the picture in this link, the use a device button, I was told this was the new boot menu in win8 on some video I watched, that is where I booted from. . . idk
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  4. #14


    alright under system configurations: Boot Mode = UEFI Mode.
    aternate choices are: CSM Boot, for legacy Bios.
    I assume Windows7 pro is UEFI capable.

    I dont see anything else that might be to enable the boot menu,unless its got a special name
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  5. #15


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    Do you have BOOT OVERRIDE.
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  6. #16


    No I do not have a boot override option.

    http://www.cdrinfo.com/images/upload...p-Settings.jpg

    would the start up setting help? link of image above?
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  7. #17


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    You can boot to uEFI/BIOS firmware.

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  8. #18


    yes with in the firmware setting I do not have a boot over ride setting.


    I went ahead and tried to install again, by going to advanced start up, boot to device, and there it listed the "UEFI Matshitsa (something)" which I know to be the ODD from seeing it listed as that in the bios. I clicked it and it restarted, saying " windoes files loading" on a black screen (nornal) then goes to the windows splashscreen saying "starting windows" with logo (normal). then it just stays there on the splash screen with no progress bar. (not normal)and doesnt do anything after this point. im sitting at this screen now
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    Where do you buy your Windows 7 x64 DVD from?
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  10. #20


    it was free from the Dream Spark program through school, I downloaded it and burned to image to the dvd. its windows 7pro 64bit. its offical, I have a product key
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