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(s) Change Priority
ACEREsc, F12, F9Del, F2
ACERnetbookAspireOne, Aspire TimelineF12F2
ACERnetbookAspire v3, v5, v7F12The "F12 Boot Menu" must be enabled in BIOS. It is disabled by default.F2
APPLEAfter 2006Option
AsrockDesktopCustom BuildF11DEL
F2
ASUSdesktopF8F9
ASUSlaptopEscF9
ASUSlaptopR503CF8DEL
ASUSnetbookEee PC 1025cEscF2Boot Tab, Boot Device Priority, 1st Boot Device, Removable Device, F10
COMPAQPresarioEsc, F9F10BIOS "Advanced Tab", Boot Order
DELLdesktopDimension, Inspiron, LatitudeF12Select "USB Flash Drive"F2
DELLdesktopInspiron One 2020, 2305, 2320, 2330 All-In-OneF12Select "USB Flash Drive"F2
DELLlaptopInspironF12Select "USB Storage Device"F2Settings->General->Boot Sequence->"USB Storage Device", then up arrow, [Apply]--[Exit]
DELLlaptopPrecisionF12Select "USB Storage Device" from boot menuF12
EMACHINESF12Tab, Del
GigabytedesktopF12Del
HPgenericEsc, F9Esc, F10, F1
HPdesktopMedia CenterEscF10BIOS "Advanced" tab, Boot Order, Move "USB Device" before "Hard Drive"
HPdesktopPavilion 23 All In OneEscSelect boot media from the menuF10BIOS "Advanced" tab, Boot Order, Move "USB Device" before "Hard Drive". For non-UEFI media, disable secure boot and enable legacy support
HPdesktopPavilion g6 and g7EscF10BIOS "Advanced" tab, Boot Order, Move "USB Device" before "Hard Drive"
HPdesktopPavilion HPE PC, h8-1287cEscThen F9 for "Boot Menu"Esc F10Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources
HPdesktopPavilion PC, p6 2317cEscThen F9 for "Boot Menu"Esc F10Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources
HPdesktopPavilion PC, p7 1297cbEscThen F9 for "Boot Menu"Esc F10Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources
HPdesktopTouchSmart 520 PCEscThen F9 for "Boot Menu"Esc F10Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources
HPlaptop2000EscSelect "Patriot Memory" on the Boot Option MenuEsc
HPnotebookPavilionEscF10BIOS "Advanced" tab, Boot Order, Move "USB Device" before "Hard Drive"
HPnotebookENVY dv6 and dv7 PCEscThen F9 for "Boot Menu"EscF10 Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources
INTELF10
LENOVOdesktopF12, F8, F10F1, F2
LENOVOlaptopF12F1, F2
LENOVOlaptopIdeaPad P500F12 or Fn + F11F2
NECF5F2
PACKARD BELLF8F1, Del
SAMSUNGF12, Esc
SAMSUNGnetbookNC10EscF2Boot Tab, Select "Boot Device Priority", Press Return, Up/Down to Highlight, F6/F5 to change priority
SAMSUNGultrabookSeries 5 Ultra and Series 7 ChronosEscF2Boot Tab, Select "Boot Device Priority", Press Return, Up/Down to Highlight, F6/F5 to change priority
SHARPF2
SONYVAIO, PCG, VGNF11F1, F2, F3
SONYVGN EscF10F2BIOS "BOOT" section, "External Device Boot" enabled
TOSHIBAProtege, Satellite, TecraF12F1, Esc
TOSHIBAEquium F12F12F12








List of PC brands with their corresponding hot-keys