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Windows 7: Changing boot order in windows 7 home premium

20 Mar 2014   #31
gregrocker

 

Do you have a Lexar flash stick? It would normally not list it if it isn't inserted and bootable. Try booting it now.


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20 Mar 2014   #32
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Right there in your pic it says to use the arrow keys to move items up or down the list. Are you saying you`ve tried to do that to change the boot order in the bios and it still won`t work ?

Take a pic while your on the boot tab in the bios for us, make sure you get the entire screen.
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20 Mar 2014   #33
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I'm not sure if my friend has a Lexar flash stick but he must. So will investigate.

Yes I have tried to move the items up and down. What it does is put me in another window with
the Usb 1st and then when I power down and back up it goes back to the way it was before.

Going to my friends house tomorrow 3-21 and try some of these things.
Thanks again.....
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20 Mar 2014   #34
MrWhoopee

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and x64
 
 

Again, let me point out that the screen being shown is the one-time boot device (f12) screen, not the BIOS configuration (f2) screen. Selection here will not be saved to the BIOS. The last choice <Enter Setup> on the list will take you to the BIOS configuration.
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21 Mar 2014   #35
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

If my memory serves me correctly, the last choice booted me back into the windows desktop.
I have in the past tried the "f2" route and that did not change the BIOS either.
But I will give it another shot.
IMHO it has to be this "Celeron" chip that is causing the problem. On my 2 computers
with the Pentium and higher chip the boot order is changed easily.
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21 Mar 2014   #36
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Sorry to jump in, I do not want to step on someone's toes but as a reader of this thread I am missing a clear answer from the OP:

The last screenshot, as mentioned before, clearly shows a boot device selection menu and indicates booting from both DVD and USB Flash is possible. Have you or have you not moved the selection with arrow keys to second (DVD) or third (USB Flash) selection confirming the selection with Enter?
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21 Mar 2014   #37
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for responding Kari.
No I have not moved the selection, as it will NOT move on this Dell Inspiron 560s 64-bit.
That is the whole problem.
I have tried to move them by hitting the f12 key and that does not work.
I have tried to move them by hitting the f2 key and that does not work.

I have 3 computers of varying ages all of which I can rearrange the BIOS at will.
Dell gx280, Dell T3400 and an HP Pavilion.

As of this moment I have given up on this. I will monitor this thread for awhile but
see no hope. This 5 minute job has taken days with no results.
The Dell web site is worthless.

I thank everyone that responded for their efforts.
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21 Mar 2014   #38
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phenix View Post
No I have not moved the selection, as it will NOT move on this Dell Inspiron 560s 64-bit.
That is the whole problem.
I have tried to move them by hitting the f12 key and that does not work.
I have tried to move them by hitting the f2 key and that does not work.
When the screen in your last screenshot shows, the first selection (HDD) is selected. You move down to next selection (DVD) with the down arrow key, not with a function key. If the down arrow key does not work and you are unable to change the selection, then it might be a faulty keyboard.

I repeat: you move in the boot device menu (as shown in your photo) with DOWN and UP arrow keys selecting the boot device, then confirm the selection with Enter:
Changing boot order in windows 7 home premium-2014-03-21_21h07_34.png
Press DOWN Arrow once followed by ENTER to select DVD as boot device. Press DOWN Arrow once again to select USB Flash. Twice more to enter BIOS. F2 and F12 keys have no function when you have entered the boot device selection screen, you can press them as much as you want to, nothing will happen.


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21 Mar 2014   #39
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thank you Kari for responding.
I have done all that several times with no results.
My friend has a bottom of the line computer and it passed all the bios diagnostics.
But to my knowledge the computer seems to be functioning decently.
However I would never buy a computer with a Celeron chip in it.
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21 Mar 2014   #40
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

If the selection does not change when pressing DOWN Arrow, it's a strong indicator that the keyboard is faulty. What chip the PC has, or what OS is installed, those things are totally irrelevant and have nothing to do with this issue.

Your pic shows you can enter boot device selection screen. When there, you select the correct device or BIOS with arrow keys confirming your selection with Enter.

It really is that simple.
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