Windows 10: F Keys and Rebooting ?

  1.    08 Dec 2017 #1

    F Keys and Rebooting ?


    Hello
    Have a Dell xps 8900

    General question please:

    Is the only was to get to the F keys
    via rebooting and pressing a key during startup ?

    I want to change the boot sequence,
    but would like to do it now without
    shutting off and rebooting.

    Any way ?
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  2. Posts : 610
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.81)
       08 Dec 2017 #2

    Don't know if this will help, but http://www.disk-image.com/faq-bootmenu.htm
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 4,646
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       08 Dec 2017 #3

    Robert11 said: View Post
    Hello
    Have a Dell xps 8900

    General question please:

    Is the only was to get to the F keys
    via rebooting and pressing a key during startup ?

    I want to change the boot sequence,
    but would like to do it now without
    shutting off and rebooting.

    Any way ?
    Unless I'm reading the question wrong, the only way to get to the BIOS to change things is by rebooting. The basic issue is that any OS/Operating System reads the BIOS data to know what resources the motherboard is providing so as to know how to set themselves up for use, have had to deal with that since starting to build computers back in '94. There is a feature in Windows about logging off or changing user that may not require rebooting. Some new computers may have software that works with their BIOS for making changes. My latest, an ASUS desktop from a year ago, has software that can be used to make changes but changing the boot order still requires clicking an icon to make it reboot.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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