For Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, accessing the Advanced Boot Options menu is achieved by pressing the F8 key as the computer is booting. As the computer starts booting, an initial process called Power On Self Test (POST) runs to test the hardware.
How do I get to the boot menu in Windows XP?
As soon as the computer restarts, you will need to act quickly—be ready. Press F8 repeatedly as soon as the computer powers on. Continue tapping this key until you see the Advanced Boot Options menu—this is the Windows XP boot menu.
How do I change boot options in Windows XP?
- Start Windows in an account with Administrator privileges.
- Start Windows Explorer.
- Right-click on Computer and choose Properties in the menu.
- The System Properties dialog box will open. …
- Select the Advanced tab (see blue circle above).
- Select the Settings button under Startup and Recover (see arrows above).
How do I enter BIOS on Windows XP?
Press F2, Delete, or the Correct key for your specific system on the POST screen (or the screen that displays the computer manufacturer’s logo) to enter the BIOS setup screen.
What is the F12 boot menu?
The F12 Boot Menu allows you to choose which device that you would like to boot the computer’s Operating System from by pressing the F12 key during the computer’s Power On Self Test, or POST process. Some notebook and netbook models have the F12 Boot Menu disabled by default.
How do I find my BIOS key?
In order to access BIOS on a Windows PC, you must press your BIOS key set by your manufacturer which could be F10, F2, F12, F1, or DEL. If your PC goes through its power on self-test startup too quickly, you can also enter BIOS through Windows 10’s advanced start menu recovery settings.
How do I set boot priority?
Generally, the steps go like this:
- Restart or turn on the computer.
- Press the key or keys to enter the Setup program. As a reminder, the most common key used to enter the Setup program is F1. …
- Choose the menu option or options to display the boot sequence. …
- Set the boot order. …
- Save the changes and exit the Setup program.
How do I boot into BIOS?
Get ready to act quickly: You need to start the computer and press a key on the keyboard before the BIOS hands over control to Windows. You have only a few seconds to perform this step. On this PC, you’d press F2 to enter the BIOS setup menu.
How can I restore Windows XP to factory settings?
The steps are:
- Start the computer.
- Press and hold the F8 key.
- At Advanced Boot Options, choose Repair Your Computer.
- Press Enter.
- Select a keyboard language and click Next.
- If prompted, login with an administrative account.
- At the System Recovery Options, choose System Restore or Startup Repair (if this is available)