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Change the Boot Order in BIOS


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Enter the BIOS Setup Utility
Change Boot Order - BIOS Setup Utility Main Menu

BIOS Setup Utility Main Menu

After pressing the correct keyboard command from the previous step, you will enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

All BIOS utilities are a little different so yours may look like this or it may look completely different. No matter how your BIOS setup utility appears, they are all basically a set of menus containing many different settings for your computer's hardware.

In this particular BIOS, the menu options are listed horizontally at the top of the screen, the hardware options are listed in the middle of the screen (grey area), and the instructions for how to move around the BIOS and make changes are listed at the bottom of the screen.

Using the instructions given for navigating around your BIOS utility, locate the option for changing the boot order.

Note: Since every BIOS setup utility is different, the specifics on where the boot order options are located varies from computer to computer. The menu option or configuration item might be called Boot Options, Boot, Boot Order, etc. The boot order option may even be located within a general menu option like Advanced Options, Advanced BIOS Features, or Other Options.

In the example BIOS above, the boot order changes are made under the Boot menu.

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