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Solved How to change the BIOS boot order?


james1st

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#1
I have read many of the posts here on this subject. I have Googled and read many inputs on how to solve this problem. None of these have worked for me.
Here are some of my system specs:
Dell Inspiron 17R 5721
OS Name Microsoft Windows 8 Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz, 2401 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A03, 10/24/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 1.01
BIOS Mode UEFI

Secure Boot State On

Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 G
As so many others have written, I can't change the boot-up order which means at this time, I can only boot from the hard disk. :cry:
I am hopeful that it is my ignorance that prevents me from accessing and changing the order, and that some good hearted soul will set my down the right path.:eek:

Thanks
James
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 17r
    CPU
    Intel Core I7
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome, I.E.,
    Antivirus
    McAfee

znod

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james1st

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Thanks for the quick replies.
I have no problem accessing BIOS. On my laptop it is the as it has always been... that is press f2 while starting. But once in BIOS, there is no choice for arranging the boot order.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 17r
    CPU
    Intel Core I7
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome, I.E.,
    Antivirus
    McAfee

james1st

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#5
Update...


I found that there is another key, the “f12” key which seems to be where the boot order might be changed. Unfortunately, I don't understand it and I am chicken to just do things without knowing what the results might be. Anyway this is what pops up when f12 is pressed during start-up:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
f12
Boot mode is set to: UEFI; Secure boot: ON


UFEI Boot:
Windows boot manager
UEFI Onboard LAN IPv4
UEFI Onboard LAN IPv6


Other Options:
Dianostics
Enter Setup - ( When I select this option, the computer automatically boots to the OS in the normal way. I don't understand this at all!)

Peripheral Device Setting (OPRAM setting) - ( When I select this, The following pops up:)
Boot mode is set to :UEFI; Secure boot: ON
Change Legacy Option Rom to:
UEFI Boot Mode, Legacy Option Rom ON


Change boot mode setting – (When I select this, I get the following:)
Change BOOT mode to:
Legacy Boot mode, Secure boot OFF
UEFI Boot mode, Secure boot OFF
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 17r
    CPU
    Intel Core I7
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome, I.E.,
    Antivirus
    McAfee

theog

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Welcome to EightForums.

Windows boot manager will always be first boot for Windows 7/8 in UEFI mode.

What are you trying to boot?
 

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    PC/Desktop
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    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

james1st

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#7
This all started when the OS recommended that I make a backup recovery disk. So I made a usb recovery and couldn't load it. Then I made a dvd recovery and couldn't load that. So that's where I stand now, but I am getting smarter by the minute. I really am enjoying Windows 8. It is a whle new ball game for me. I have been a Linux user for the past few years and just now came back to trying Microsoft's program.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 17r
    CPU
    Intel Core I7
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome, I.E.,
    Antivirus
    McAfee

theog

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Boot the DVD/USB from F12, in UEFI mode.

Windows 8 Downgrade-006 SB for posting.PNG
 

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

james1st

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#9
All right! I got it, (at last):dinesh:
Many thanks for the help in getting me there.
I will mark this thread as solved.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 17r
    CPU
    Intel Core I7
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome, I.E.,
    Antivirus
    McAfee

theog

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You are welcome, well done. :dinesh:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

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