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Windows 7: New on here: need some help please

06 Aug 2013   #61
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

The HDD is currently set to #6 (Internal Hard Disk Drive). If you haven't got a one-time boot menu key you'll have to enter the BIOS each time you need to change the boot priority.


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06 Aug 2013   #62
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is very confusing. All I know is that when I press F2 it goes to the bios. Is the one time boot menu supposed to be different? How can I distinguish whether I've gone to the bios or used the one time key?
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06 Aug 2013   #63
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I've never used the one-time boot menu as I've never needed to so I couldn't say for definite but I'm guessing they're the same, one's just a quick shortcut. But if you leave your USB stick as first boot then set your HDD to second boot you can just remove the USB stick when not required and the PC will automatically jump to the next boot device in the priority list (your HDD) when it doesn't detect the USB stick, as greg has already said.
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06 Aug 2013   #64
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, I see what you're saying. I had to set it to USB HDD, not optical usb or flash usb as seen in the photo because they wouldn't work. I guess I'll set internal HDD first then usb HDD second.
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06 Aug 2013   #65
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Try using the F11 key to get the one-time boot menu.
Tap the F11 key repeatedly when the PC is booting up and see if that displays the one-time boot menu.

The Bios setup and One-time boot menu are not the same thing.
Using the One-time boot menu allows choosing a different device to boot from for THAT bootup.
It does not make any changes to the Bios setup.
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06 Aug 2013   #66
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Try using the F11 key to get the one-time boot menu.
Tap the F11 key repeatedly when the PC is booting up and see if that displays the one-time boot menu.

The Bios setup and One-time boot menu are not the same thing.
Using the One-time boot menu allows choosing a different device to boot from for THAT bootup.
It does not make any changes to the Bios setup.
Ah, thanks for that. Will try when I get in. So what should the priority be? HDD first?
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06 Aug 2013   #67
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
The Bios setup and One-time boot menu are not the same thing.
Using the One-time boot menu allows choosing a different device to boot from for THAT bootup.
It does not make any changes to the Bios setup.
Every day's a school day. Good to know.
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06 Aug 2013   #68
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote:
Every day's a school day. Good to know.
For sure! The more I lurk in SF, the more I learn and feel like I'm in kindergarten with PCs.

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So what should the priority be? HDD first?
For you right now that's probably the best choice.
Personally I set my first boot device to the DVD drive.
That way, if I have a bootable disc in the DVD drive I get prompted to boot from it and get ~5 seconds to respond.
If I have a bootable disc in the drive, I probably am doing some type of recovery, repair, troubleshooting, etc.
It may add 1 second or less to the bootup if no disc is in the DVD drive, but that doesn't bother me.

I like to get and keep all documentation for my PC.
It may come in handy some day to help resolve an issue.
Here is a link for the manuals for the Sony Vaio fz38m
Sony : VGN-FZ38M manuals | User manuals for VGN-FZ38M

I found this in the Instruction/Operation Manual
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06 Aug 2013   #69
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What is the usb floppy disc drive? There's like three different usb bootable things in my bio. The only think that worked without me having to press f2 was the USB HDD one.
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06 Aug 2013   #70
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I'm presuming it's an external floppy drive connected via USB. I wouldn't worry about it as the chances of you ever needing a floppy drive are virtually zero to none.
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