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! :r1:
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.