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Windows 7: Need assistance entering the bios in Win 7 Pro

11 Nov 2015   #11
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Pressing F12 during boot doesn't get you access to the Boot menu on My Dell laptop.


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14 Nov 2015   #12
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Try Fn+F12.
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15 Nov 2015   #13
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Pressing F12 during boot doesn't get you access to the Boot menu on My Dell laptop.
It should, but you are not alone. Here is a person with the same model Dell that you have: Problem with BIOS at start up in Inspiron 15 - General Hardware - Laptop - Dell Community
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15 Nov 2015   #14
FDM

Win 7
 
 

Many thanks to all the posters - very useful info
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15 Nov 2015   #15
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Pressing F12 during boot doesn't get you access to the Boot menu on My Dell laptop.
F12 should work though. I did find this post:

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One thing that seems *very* clear is that the timing of getting both to “Setup” via the F2 key and the “Boot Menu” via the F12 key appears to be extremely critical. It’s not the greatest thing to have to deal with if you are in the process of troubleshooting system problems.
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