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  1. Posts : 22,885
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       20 May 2018 #920

    This is a link with the keyboard shortcuts to boot to the BIOS boot menu.
    When the BIOS boot menu is open some manufactures have on their menu external USB HD.
    For custom computers temorarily modify the BIOS boot order so that the external USB HD is on top.
    List of PC brands with their corresponding hot-keys
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  2. Diankah's Avatar
    Posts : 28
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit v 1803
       21 May 2018 #921

    @Wynona,

    Sorry I didn't get back to you before now, I've been away from computer all evening. I hope the tutorial @Kari mentioned was helpful. Using F12 as you did is the only way I've ever got into the boot menu on my Lenovo, and it took a few tries to get the timing right before it would work. Thankfully I haven't had to do it enough to be more familiar with the process.

    I have noticed that updates generally take a lot longer on the Lenovo than on the HP. I went through a bad patch of WU problems on the Lenovo a couple of months ago, and the HP has never had any update issues. I don't know if this is characteristic of Lenovo machines, but it will certainly be on my mind the next time I have to replace a computer.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    21 May 2018 #922

    Wynona said: View Post
    @Diankah
    Dian, I have a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 4 14" Laptop. I'd like to be able to do a clean install on it, but so far, I can't get it to boot from my USB Drive. I looked it up and the instructions said to hit F12 just as the Logo popped up. I did, but it didn't. I turned off Fast Bootup before trying F12, to no avail. I've tried several times with no results.

    Is there some other secret to booting it with the USB Drive?
    Thanks . . .
    Hi,
    to get in BIOS Boot menu using F12 or F2 in other PC you can only access it after a power off, so from Windows a Shut Down command.
    From a Restart that entry to BIOS is not available.
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  4. kado897's Avatar
    Posts : 23,363
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       21 May 2018 #923

    Adalwar said: View Post
    Hi,
    to get in BIOS Boot menu using F12 or F2 in other PC you can only access it after a power off, so from Windows a Shut Down command.
    From a Restart that entry to BIOS is not available.
    Holding the shift key while you restart takes you to the advanced boot menu from where you can boot from a CD drive or USB stick.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 9,960
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       21 May 2018 #924

    Adalwar said: View Post
    ..you can only access it after a power off, so from Windows a Shut Down command.
    From a Restart that entry to BIOS is not available.
    No, it's the other way round. If Fast Start up is in use (which it is by default) then a Shut Down is a form of hibernation, booting up after that will skip the BIOS screen with the F12/F2 boot choice options.

    A Restart on the other hand doesn't use fast start up, it does a full cold boot and you'll get all the BIOS screen options. See the tutorials...

    To Shut down Computer from Start Menu

    If you have fast startup turned on, then this option will perform a hybrid shutdown instead of a full shutdown.
    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10

    Restart will close all apps, sign out all users, and full shutdown and restart (reboot) the PC.
    Restart Computer in Windows 10

    The fast startup setting doesn’t apply to Restart. You need to shut down and then start your PC again for fast startup to take effect.
    Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10
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  6. Geneo's Avatar
    Posts : 650
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Retail
       21 May 2018 #925

    slicendice said: View Post
    Just curious, but did upgrading to FCU cause as many issues for "mortal" users as SCU has been doing lately? People seem top have a lot of BSODs and other weird issues.

    Hope we'll get a BIG patch on Patch Tuesday, since a lot is still broken in SCU.
    I had more issues with FCU.
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  7.    21 May 2018 #926

    I remember this forum seemed to have just as many threads on FCU release. I still think you get less issues if you clean format install.
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  8. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 22,379
    Windows 10 Skip Ahead Preview Build 18312
       21 May 2018 #927

    zbook said: View Post
    This is a link with the keyboard shortcuts to boot to the BIOS boot menu.
    When the BIOS boot menu is open some manufactures have on their menu external USB HD.
    For custom computers temorarily modify the BIOS boot order so that the external USB HD is on top.
    List of PC brands with their corresponding hot-keys
    Thanks, Zbook! Gonna save this one to my 'structions folder! :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 22,885
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       21 May 2018 #928

    Wynona ,
    You're welcome.
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  10. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 22,379
    Windows 10 Skip Ahead Preview Build 18312
       21 May 2018 #929

    Diankah said: View Post
    @Wynona,

    Sorry I didn't get back to you before now, I've been away from computer all evening. I hope the tutorial @Kari mentioned was helpful. Using F12 as you did is the only way I've ever got into the boot menu on my Lenovo, and it took a few tries to get the timing right before it would work. Thankfully I haven't had to do it enough to be more familiar with the process.

    I have noticed that updates generally take a lot longer on the Lenovo than on the HP. I went through a bad patch of WU problems on the Lenovo a couple of months ago, and the HP has never had any update issues. I don't know if this is characteristic of Lenovo machines, but it will certainly be on my mind the next time I have to replace a computer.
    Yes, I'm anxious to try the tutorial pointed to by Kari; that looks to be easy if it works on this silly little machine.

    Thanks for the confirmation that F12 does, indeed, work . . . I'll keep working on holding my mouth right while booting to the USB drive. :)

    I was looking for a 14" laptop with a 500 GB hard drive for traveling when this one popped up so I bought it. Slowest booting machine I've ever had . . . It may be built like a tank, but tanks don't have it all!
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