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        HP ENVY TouchSmart 17-j130us Notebook - E8A04UA
      • Motherboard:
        HP Insyde 720265-501 6050A2549501-MB-A02
      • CPU:
        Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz.
      • Memory:
        12GB DDR3L SDRAM (2 DIMM)
      • Graphics:
        Intel HD graphics 4600 with up to 1792MB total graphics memory
      • Sound Card:
        Beats Audio quad speakers and two subwoofers
      • Hard Drives:
        1TB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
      • Disk Drives:
        Hitachi 500 GB SSD; 7 TB USB External
      • Power Supply:
        90w
      • Case:
        Laptop
      • Display:
        17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit touchscreen display (1600 x 900)
      • Operating System:
        Windows 8.1

    Get access to BIOS settings & Boot Menu: F-keys/Hotkeys by System Manufacturer (OEM)

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    Hot keys for BootMenu / BIOS Settings

    You may get to your Boot Menu or to your BIOS settings by using special specific keys.
    Below is a list of PC brands with their corresponding hot-keys.
    Manufacturer Type Models Boot Menu Boot Once BIOS Key Change Priority
    ACER Esc, F12, F9 Del, F2
    ACER netbook AspireOne, Aspire Timeline F12 F2
    ACER netbook Aspire v3, v5, v7 F12 The "F12 Boot Menu" must be enabled in BIOS. It is disabled by default. F2
    APPLE After 2006 Option
    Asrock Desktop Custom Build F11 DEL
    F2
    ASUS desktop F8 F9
    ASUS laptop Esc F9
    ASUS laptop R503C F8 DEL
    ASUS netbook Eee PC 1025c Esc F2 Boot Tab, Boot Device Priority, 1st Boot Device, Removable Device, F10
    COMPAQ Presario Esc, F9 F10 BIOS "Advanced Tab", Boot Order
    DELL desktop Dimension, Inspiron, Latitude F12 Select "USB Flash Drive" F2
    DELL desktop Inspiron One 2020, 2305, 2320, 2330 All-In-One F12 Select "USB Flash Drive" F2
    DELL laptop Inspiron F12 Select "USB Storage Device" F2 Settings->General->Boot Sequence->"USB Storage Device", then up arrow, [Apply]--[Exit]
    DELL laptop Precision F12 Select "USB Storage Device" from boot menu F12
    EMACHINES F12 Tab, Del
    Gigabyte desktop F12 Del
    HP generic Esc, F9 Esc, F10, F1
    HP desktop Media Center Esc F10 BIOS "Advanced" tab, Boot Order, Move "USB Device" before "Hard Drive"
    HP desktop Pavilion 23 All In One Esc Select boot media from the menu F10 BIOS "Advanced" tab, Boot Order, Move "USB Device" before "Hard Drive". For non-UEFI media, disable secure boot and enable legacy support
    HP desktop Pavilion g6 and g7 Esc F10 BIOS "Advanced" tab, Boot Order, Move "USB Device" before "Hard Drive"
    HP desktop Pavilion HPE PC, h8-1287c Esc Then F9 for "Boot Menu" Esc F10 Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources
    HP desktop Pavilion PC, p6 2317c Esc Then F9 for "Boot Menu" Esc F10 Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources
    HP desktop Pavilion PC, p7 1297cb Esc Then F9 for "Boot Menu" Esc F10 Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources
    HP desktop TouchSmart 520 PC Esc Then F9 for "Boot Menu" Esc F10 Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources
    HP laptop 2000 Esc Select "Patriot Memory" on the Boot Option Menu Esc
    HP notebook Pavilion Esc F10 BIOS "Advanced" tab, Boot Order, Move "USB Device" before "Hard Drive"
    HP notebook ENVY dv6 and dv7 PC Esc Then F9 for "Boot Menu" Esc F10 Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources
    INTEL F10
    LENOVO desktop F12, F8, F10 F1, F2
    LENOVO laptop F12 F1, F2
    LENOVO laptop IdeaPad P500 F12 or Fn + F11 F2
    NEC F5 F2
    PACKARD BELL F8 F1, Del
    SAMSUNG F12, Esc
    SAMSUNG netbook NC10 Esc F2 Boot Tab, Select "Boot Device Priority", Press Return, Up/Down to Highlight, F6/F5 to change priority
    SAMSUNG ultrabook Series 5 Ultra and Series 7 Chronos Esc F2 Boot Tab, Select "Boot Device Priority", Press Return, Up/Down to Highlight, F6/F5 to change priority
    SHARP F2
    SONY VAIO, PCG, VGN F11 F1, F2, F3
    SONY VGN Esc F10 F2 BIOS "BOOT" section, "External Device Boot" enabled
    TOSHIBA Protege, Satellite, Tecra F12 F1, Esc
    TOSHIBA Equium F12 F12 F12








    List of PC brands with their corresponding hot-keys
    Last edited by jcgriff2; 12-09-2017 at 09:23 PM. Reason: Add Asrock
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        BrightWorks Systems
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      • Motherboard:
        Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3
      • CPU:
        Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake Pushed to 3.9GHz
      • Memory:
        2 X 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000
      • Graphics:
        EVGA GeForce GTX 1050TI 04G-P4-6251-KR, 4GB GDDR5
      • Sound Card:
        Integrated
      • Disk Drives:
        Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD, 850 EVO 250GB SSD, Blu-ray R/W
      • Power Supply:
        EVGA Supernova 550W Gold
      • Case:
        Fractal Design Define R4 Mid Tower w/Window
      • Cooling:
        2 x 140mm case fans, OEM CPU Cooler
      • Display:
        2 x Samsung S24E650BW 24 inch WS
      • Operating System:
        Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

    Re: BIOS + Boot Menu F-keys/ Hotkeys by System Manufacturer (OEM)

    I note in most cases, if you watch carefully, the hot key will flash up on the screen at the beginning of the boot process. But you have to be quick to see this prompt, and often quicker to press the appropriate key before the opportunity times-out and passes you by.

    Sadly, there is no industry standard for the hot key. If there were, I would vote for the Del key. Also, there is no standard location for where this prompt will be displayed at boot. So for me, it is often a "two boot" process. I boot once to look for the prompt, then reboot to have time to press it!

    For those who build your computers, or have a custom built computer, here is a similar list by popular motherboards. I note most makers use the same 1 or 2 keys for all there boards.
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      • CPU:
        Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500 CPU @ 3.20GHz
      • Memory:
        16GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT BLS8G4D240F
      • Graphics:
        Intel(R) HD Graphics 530
      • Sound Card:
        (1) Intel(R) Display Audio (2) Realtek HD Audio
      • Hard Drives:
        Crucial MX200 500GB & 2x Toshiba DT01ACA300
      • Power Supply:
        Corsair RM550x
      • Case:
        Fractal Design Define S
      • Cooling:
        Cooler Master TX3 i
      • Display:
        24" Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2 & 24" Dell Ultrasharp U2414H
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    Re: Get access to BIOS settings & Boot Menu: F-keys/Hotkeys by System Manufacturer (O

    Gigabyte desktop, boot menu is f12 and bios is del.
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        HP ENVY TouchSmart 17-j130us Notebook - E8A04UA
      • Motherboard:
        HP Insyde 720265-501 6050A2549501-MB-A02
      • CPU:
        Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz.
      • Memory:
        12GB DDR3L SDRAM (2 DIMM)
      • Graphics:
        Intel HD graphics 4600 with up to 1792MB total graphics memory
      • Sound Card:
        Beats Audio quad speakers and two subwoofers
      • Hard Drives:
        1TB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
      • Disk Drives:
        Hitachi 500 GB SSD; 7 TB USB External
      • Power Supply:
        90w
      • Case:
        Laptop
      • Display:
        17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit touchscreen display (1600 x 900)
      • Operating System:
        Windows 8.1

    Re: Get access to BIOS settings & Boot Menu: F-keys/Hotkeys by System Manufacturer (O

    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Gigabyte desktop, boot menu is f12 and bios is del.
    Added.

    Thank you,

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      • Motherboard:
        ASROCK FM2A88M Pro3+ chipset A88X Bolton-D4
      • CPU:
        A10-7800, 4 CPU, 4 thr, 65/45W, FM2+, 28nm, Steamroller/Kaveri
      • Memory:
        10GB (Nanya and kingston ddr3-1333 9-9-9-24)
      • Graphics:
        Radeon R7 720MHz (8 GPU cores, integrated in CPU)
      • Sound Card:
        RealTek ALC662 (integrated in MB)
      • Hard Drives:
        Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 500GB 7200RPM
      • Power Supply:
        SuperFlower 450W 80+ Platinum (SF-450P14PE)
      • Case:
        Sharkoon VG4-S
      • Cooling:
        Realtek RTL8111GR (NIC integrated in MB)
      • Display:
        Samsung SyncMaster SA100 LS22A100NS-EN
      • Operating System:
        Windows 10 Home/Standard x64

    Re: Get access to BIOS settings & Boot Menu: F-keys/Hotkeys by System Manufacturer (O

    Asrock motherboards (custom build): DEL and F2 to enter the BIOS, F11 to pop up the boot menu. :)
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        HP ENVY TouchSmart 17-j130us Notebook - E8A04UA
      • Motherboard:
        HP Insyde 720265-501 6050A2549501-MB-A02
      • CPU:
        Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz.
      • Memory:
        12GB DDR3L SDRAM (2 DIMM)
      • Graphics:
        Intel HD graphics 4600 with up to 1792MB total graphics memory
      • Sound Card:
        Beats Audio quad speakers and two subwoofers
      • Hard Drives:
        1TB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
      • Disk Drives:
        Hitachi 500 GB SSD; 7 TB USB External
      • Power Supply:
        90w
      • Case:
        Laptop
      • Display:
        17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit touchscreen display (1600 x 900)
      • Operating System:
        Windows 8.1

    Re: Get access to BIOS settings & Boot Menu: F-keys/Hotkeys by System Manufacturer (O

    Quote Originally Posted by xilolee View Post
    Asrock motherboards (custom build): DEL and F2 to enter the BIOS, F11 to pop up the boot menu. :)
    Added.

    Thank you,

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