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How To Access The Boot Menu

Boot Menu Instructions

A PowerEdge T710 BIOS splash screen
Above is a picture of a typical BIOS splash screen. It should list the key you need to press somewhere either along the top or bottom. The key you need to press is the Boot Manager, Boot Menu, Boot Options, or Boot Selection key. Sometimes it may be a key for more options, and in that case press it first.

Lenovo Laptops:

  1. Press F12 while the computer is booting (when the Lenovo logo is present)
  2. Move the selection with the arrow keys and press enter to select the boot option
Dell Laptops:
  1. Press F12 while the computer is booting (when the Dell logo is present)
  2. Move the selection with the arrow keys and press enter to select the boot option
HP Laptops:
  1. Press F9 while the computer is booting (when the HP logo is present)
  2. Move the selection with the arrow keys and press enter to select the boot option
Apple Laptops:
  1. Hold the option key while the Apple logo is shown after turning on the computer
  2. Use the trackpad or arrow keys to select a boot option
Most PCs:
  1. Press F12, F9, F2, or Esc while the PC is booting (Searching your computers name followed by "boot menu" should get you the exact boot menu key)
  2. Use the arrow keys and press enter on the selected boot option
Comment what key worked for you with your specific motherboard/computer manufacturer!

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