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      How to Enter BIOS Setup from Windows 8 System - Idea Notebooks/Desktops


      UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is a standard firmware interface for PCs, which designed to replace BIOS (basic input/output system). When the PC starts, the firmware interface controls the booting process of the PC, and then passes control to Windows or another operating system.

      This article is applicable for system running Windows 8/8.1, for Windows 7 or Windows 10, please refer to below links to read more:

      Operating System

      Microsoft Windows 8
      Microsoft Windows 8.1


      Important Notice:

      Laptops preloaded with Windows 8/8.1 is set up with UEFI boot. If your computer is not fitted with UEFI boot, UEFI firmware settings will not be available. In this case, you can only enter BIOS setup or UEFI firmware via the traditional method.

      You can enter BIOS setup or UEFI firmware via traditional method: Boot the PC, while the firmware starts to run, press F2/F1(Fn+F1 or Fn+F2).

      However, computer boots fast, maybe you often miss the trick to press F2/F1(Fn+F1 or Fn+F2). You can enter UEFI firmware from windows 8 or 8.1. Steps are described as follow:

      1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Settings. (If you're using a touch screen, swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.)
      2. Click Change PC settings.

      Change PC settings

      3. Click Update and recovery.

      Click Update and recovery

      4. Choose button Recovery. Then Restart now.

      Choose button Recovery

      5. Options menu will be seen after executing the above procedures. Click Troubleshoot.

      Click Troubleshoot

      6. Focus on Advanced options.

      Advanced Options

      7. Click UEFI Firmware.

      Click UEFI Firmware

      8. Choose Restart.

      9. Now you are entering BIOS setup utility interface.

      enter BIOS within Windows 8


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      • Document ID: HT081446
      • Last Updated :16 Aug 2016
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