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How to Enter Your BIOS SETUP via BIOS Key

Each computer has its BIOS setup utility and BIOS entry key for people to enter BIOS setup utility and change the setting. In general, the most popular key for any computer is Delete, F1, F2 or F10. But different computer vendor provides different BIOS SETUP table and entry key.

However, the BIOS entry key will be shown at splash screen while PC starts, but it flash quickly? So many people cannot capture it. How to find out the BIOS entry key? Generally we can use this method: Reboot your computer. Press the pause key to stop and go on step by step to the screen which showing BIOS entry key.

In order to help you quickly master the usage of Asunsoft Windows Password Geeker, we list the most used entry key for various brands of computer. You can find out the key here:

BIOS Entry Key for HP
BIOS Entry Key for Dell
BIOS Entry Key for Lenovo
BIOS Entry Key for Thinkpad
BIOS Entry Key for Acer
BIOS Entry Key for Gateway
BIOS Entry Key for Toshiba
BIOS Entry Key for Fujitsu
BIOS Entry Key for NEC
BIOS Entry Key for Sharp
BIOS Entry Key for Shuttle
Other BIOS Suppliers and BIOS entry key

BIOS Entry Key for HP

HP Enter Key
HP Compaq Desktop PCs (Built in 2006 or later (Windows Vista or Windows 7)) Press "F10" key once every second until a BIOS Setup utility screen opens.
HP Compaq Desktop PCs (Built before 2006 (Windows XP or earlier) ). Press "F1" key the key once every second until a BIOS Setup utility screen opens.

HP Notebook PCs:

Press "F10" repeatedly until a BIOS Setup utility screen opens, or press "F1" to get help.

 

BIOS Entry Key for Dell

Dell Enter Key
Dell PC At the first text on the screen or when the Dell logo appears, tap "F2" until the message Entering Setup appears.

Note: Some older Dell computers use an alternate key sequence instead of "F2" to enter System Setup. These key sequences include:

  • Ctr+Alt+Enter
  • Delete
  • Fn+F1 (laptop only)
  • Fn+Esc (laptop only)
Dell 400 F1, F3
Dell 4400 F12
Dell XPS, Dell Inspiron, Dell Vostro, Dell Dimension, Dell Precision, Dell Optiplex F2
Dell Latitude Fn+F1

 

BIOS Entry Key for Lenovo

Lenovo Enter Key
Lenovo F2

 

BIOS Entry Key for Thinkpad

ThinkPad Enter Key
T60/p, T61/p, X60/s, X61, X61 Tablet, Z60m/t, Z61e/m/p/t, Reserve Edition, T400, T400s, T410, T410i, T410s, T410si, T500, T510i, X200, X200s, X200si, X200 Tablet, X201, X201i, X201s, X201 Tablet, X300, X301, W500, W510, W700, W700ds, W701, W701ds, R51e, R60/e/i, R61/e/i, and later model. Press "ThinkVantage" button when the message "To interrupt normal startup, press "ThinkVantage" button " is displayed to enter the ThinkVantage Productivity Center, then select "Start setup utility" to open the BIOS.
R40, R40e, R50/e/p, R51, R52, G40, G41, T40/p, T41/p, T42/p, T43/p, X40, X41, X41 Tablet Press "Access IBM" button when the message "To interrupt normal startup, press "Access IBM" button" is displayed to enter the ThinkVantage Productivity Center, then select "Start setup utility" to open the BIOS Setup Utility.
i Series 1200, i Series 1300, i Series 1400, i Series 1500, i Series 172x, 240 series, 390 series, 570 series, A20, A21, A22, A30, A31, R30, R31, R32, S30, S31, X20, X21, X22, X23, X24, X30, X31, T20, T21, T22, T23, T30, TransNote F1
310, 315, 310E/ED, 315ED BIOS Utility is entered by holding F2 while the ThinkPad logo is displayed after power on.
365X/XD, 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.
365C/CS, 365CD/CSD, 65E/ED Enter setup by pressing CTRL+Alt+F11 from a DOS prompt (you must be in DOS mode, not a DOS session under Windows).
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.

 

BIOS Entry Key for Acer

Acer Enter Key
Aspire, Veriton, Power, Extensa, Ferrari, TravelMate, Altos "Del" or "F2"
Acer Altos 600 Ctrl+Alt+Esc
Older Acer "F1" or "Ctrl+Alt+Esc"

 

BIOS Entry Key for Gateway

Gateway Enter Key
DX, FX, One, GM, GT, GX, Profile, Astro F1
Older Computer F2

 

BIOS Entry Key for Toshiba

Toshiba Enter Key
Portégé, Satellite, Tecra, Equium "F1" or "Esc"
Toshiba Equium F12

 

BIOS Entry Key for Fujitsu

Fujitsu Enter Key
LifeBook, Esprimo, Amilo, Tablet, DeskPower F2

 

BIOS Entry Key for NEC

NEC Enter Key
PowerMate, Versa, W-Series F2

 

BIOS Entry Key for Sharp

Sharp Enter Key
Notebook Laptops, Actius UltraLite F2

 

BIOS Entry Key for Shuttle

Shuttle Enter Key
Glamor G-Series, Prima P2-Series, Workstation, D'vo, X Mini XPC, Surveillance "F2" or "Del"

 

Other BIOS

BIOS Enter Key
ALR Advanced Logic Research, Inc. ® PC / PCI F2
AMD BIOS F1
Award BIOS DEL
Award BIOS CTRL+ALT+ESC
AMI BIOS DEL
Phoenix BIOS CTRL+ALT+ESC
Phoenix BIOS CTRL+ALT+S, CTRL+ALT+INS
DTK (Datatech Enterprises) Esc
Resource from hp, dell, Lenovo, acer etc. If you need more information, please visit official website of your computer vendor.

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