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Erazer P6689 <F2> does not access UEFI/BIOS

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Erazer P6689 <F2> does not access UEFI/BIOS

I received a new Laptop yesterday. I accessed the UEFI/BIOS via the <F2> key and turned OFF Secure Boot. I then updated Windows 10 which took several hours.

Now, I cannot access the UEFI/BIOS. The laptop jumps straight to Windows.

I have tried <F2>, <F8>, <F12> and <Del>.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: Erazer P6689 <F2> does not access UEFI/BIOS

I found a solution.

I wanted to boot Linux Mint from a USB stick.

Insert the USB stick.

In Windows 10, type 'Advanced start-up' in the search window.

Go to 'Restart now'.

Select 'Use a device'.

Select 'EFI USB Drive'.

You will go into the EFI/BIOS.

Adjust the boot order to place the USB stick first.

Save settings and reboot.

 

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Re: Erazer P6689 <F2> does not access UEFI/BIOS

I found a solution.

I wanted to boot Linux Mint from a USB stick.

Insert the USB stick.

In Windows 10, type 'Advanced start-up' in the search window.

Go to 'Restart now'.

Select 'Use a device'.

Select 'EFI USB Drive'.

You will go into the EFI/BIOS.

Adjust the boot order to place the USB stick first.

Save settings and reboot.

 

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Re: Erazer P6689 <F2> does not access UEFI/BIOS

@Windsurfer

 

This is one possibility. Second anf faster is to modify the way you switch your Computer off.

If you press and hold down the shift-key while you shut off your computer afterwards the F2 key will function.

If your choice is New Start, then you have to press the F2-key immediately after the screen gets dark, it then wll also boot to the UEFI settings.

 

And you do not have to go to the UEFI settings to make a selection from which boot-medium you want to boot

Just press immediately after pressing the Start/Button the F10 key, (on some PCs it is the F8 or F12 key), and the UEFI-Boot-Manager will appear on the screen only, inviting you to make your choice.

 

Regards, daddle