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      How to access the BIOS - ThinkPad

      For Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 systems, go to: How to enter BIOS Setup Utility (F1) or Boot Menu (F12) on a Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 preloaded PC.

      For Microsoft Windows 7 systems, go to: How to Enter BIOS in Windows 7 - ThinkPad, ThinkCentre

      The following table lists the actions that need to be taken to enter the BIOS area of the various older ThinkPad systems.

      ThinkPad model Action
      G40, G41, R40, R40e, R50/e/p, R51, R52, T40/p, T41/p, T42/p, T43/p, X40, X41, X41 Tablet Press the blue Access IBM button when the message "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" is displayed to enter the ThinkVantage Productivity Center, then select Start setup utility to open the BIOS Setup Utility.
      R51e, R60/e/i, R61/e/i, T60/p, T61/p, X60/s, X61, X61 Tablet, Z60m/t, Z61e/m/p/t, Reserve Edition Press the blue ThinkVantage button when the message "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button " is displayed to enter the ThinkVantage Productivity Center, then select Start setup utility to open the BIOS Setup Utility.

      240 series
      390 series
      570 series
      i Series 1200
      i Series 1300
      i Series 1400
      i Series 1500
      i Series 172x
      A20, A21, A22, A30, A31
      R30, R31, R32,
      S30, S31
      T20, T21, T22, T23, T30
      X20, X21, X22, X23, X24, X30, X31
      TransNote

      Pressing F1 during startup when the ThinkPad logo is displayed.
      310, 315
      310E/ED
      315ED
      BIOS Utility is entered by holding F2 while the ThinkPad logo is displayed after power on.
      365C/CS
      365CD/CSD
      365E/ED
      Enter setup by pressing CTRL+Alt+F11 from a DOS prompt (you must be in DOS mode, not a DOS session under Windows).
      365X/XD With the unit powered off, hold the F1 key and power the unit on. Keep F1 held down until Easy setup appears
      360, 355 series
      380, 385 series
      560 series
      600 series
      701C/CS
      75x series
      76x series
      770 series
      With the unit powered off, hold the F1 key and power the unit on. Keep F1 held down until Easy setup appears.

      Note: On the TP 701, you can also access the Configuration area on BIOS by pressing the Fn+F1 keys.
      500, 510 Enter setup by pressing CTRL+Alt+F3 from a DOS prompt (you must be in DOS mode, not a DOS session under Windows).
      700/C
      720/C
      Pressing CTRL+ALT+INS when the cursor moves over to the upper right hand side of the screen right after the memory count.
      710T
      730T
      Hold the suspend/resume switch while powering on the computer.

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