Downgrade to Win 8 via Advanced Start-Up? No access to boot menu!

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       14 Sep 2016 #1

    Downgrade to Win 8 via Advanced Start-Up? No access to boot menu!


    Is it possible to overwrite my install of Windows 10 with a 8.1 by using the Advanced Start-Up option? I can get into the Windows 8 installer disc this way, but I want to make sure I don't screw aything up.

    My Fujitsu T902 won't let me into the boot menu by pressing F12 anymore, it just beeps and loads up Windows normally. I'm wondering if this is some Win10 security feature or incompatibility with my computer. The computer came with Win8, but it wouldn't load after I tried installing Ubuntu. I couldn't find an official Win8 ISO so I used Win10 Beta, though I don't remember how I managed to boot into it.

    I want a fresh install as I again tried installing Ubuntu via Advanced Start-Up. Then it booted into Ubuntu but couldn't load the Windows image. I managed to get back into Windows by adjusting my boot settings. Somehow the Ubuntu startup menu was able to get me into my boot settings menu, but no keyboard shortcut seems to let me in.

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  2.    14 Sep 2016 #2

    Sounds like it might be a fast boot issue. But of course, yes, you can use the Advanced Startup menu to fire off a clean (re)install of Windows 8.1, if that's what you want to do. You will probably get better help on the details in the forums rather than here, though...
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