trying to access legacy BIOS

  1. Posts : 33
    Windows 10

    trying to access legacy BIOS

    I've got an old Lenovo Thinkpad T430s. Purchased off ebay a while back with Win 10 OS installed. It's using legacy BIOS. I've had Thinkpads for years, including other T430 laptops, and they all use F2 at startup to enter BIOS. This laptop shows the Lenovo Thinkpad screen at startup as usual, but pressing F2 has no effect, and it blows on through into Windows. Pressing F12 to access boot options also has no effect.

    Is there something about this Windows installation that is causing this behavior?

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    Issue resolved: Pressing Enter at startup presents a menu from which I can enter BIOS.
      My Computers

  2. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10

    If the device is older, it might have the Blue ThinkVantage key along the upper edge of the top deck. That works, too. Otherwise, as you note, most ThinkPads respond to Enter during initial boot-up by presenting users with a boot menu. I've got 5 Lenovos right now, and that technique works on all of them.
    Thanks for sharing your insight.
      My Computers


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