Hot keys for BootMenu / BIOS Settings

ManufacturerTypeModelsBoot MenuBoot OnceBIOS KeyChange Priority
ACER  Esc, F12, F9 Del, F2 
ACERnetbookAspireOne, Aspire TimelineF12 F2 
ACERnetbookAspire v3, v5, v7F12The “F12 Boot Menu” must be enabled in BIOS. It is disabled by default.F2 
APPLE After 2006Option   
ASUSdesktop F8 F9 
ASUSlaptop Esc F9 
ASUSlaptopR503CF8 DEL 
ASUSnetbookEee PC 1025cEsc F2Boot Tab, Boot Device Priority, 1st Boot Device, Removable Device, F10
COMPAQ PresarioEsc, F9 F10BIOS “Advanced Tab”, Boot Order
DELLdesktopDimension, Inspiron, LatitudeF12Select “USB Flash Drive”F2 
DELLdesktopInspiron One 2020, 2305, 2320, 2330 All-In-OneF12Select “USB Flash Drive”F2 
DELLlaptopInspironF12Select “USB Storage Device”F2Settings->General->Boot Sequence->”USB Storage Device”, then up arrow, [Apply]–[Exit]
DELLlaptopPrecisionF12Select “USB Storage Device” from boot menuF12 
EMACHINES  F12 Tab, Del 
HPgeneric Esc, F9 Esc, F10, F1 
HPdesktopMedia CenterEsc F10BIOS “Advanced” tab, Boot Order, Move “USB Device” before “Hard Drive”
HPdesktopPavilion 23 All In OneEscSelect boot media from the menuF10BIOS “Advanced” tab, Boot Order, Move “USB Device” before “Hard Drive”. For non-UEFI media, disable secure boot and enable legacy support
HPdesktopPavilion g6 and g7Esc F10BIOS “Advanced” tab, Boot Order, Move “USB Device” before “Hard Drive”
HPdesktopPavilion HPE PC, h8-1287cEscThen F9 for “Boot Menu”Esc F10Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources
HPdesktopPavilion PC, p6 2317cEscThen F9 for “Boot Menu”Esc F10Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources
HPdesktopPavilion PC, p7 1297cbEscThen F9 for “Boot Menu”Esc F10Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources
HPdesktopTouchSmart 520 PCEscThen F9 for “Boot Menu”Esc F10Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources
HPlaptop2000EscSelect “Patriot Memory” on the Boot Option MenuEsc 
HPnotebookPavilionEsc F10BIOS “Advanced” tab, Boot Order, Move “USB Device” before “Hard Drive”
HPnotebookENVY dv6 and dv7 PCEscThen F9 for “Boot Menu”EscF10 Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources
INTEL  F10   
LENOVOdesktop F12, F8, F10 F1, F2 
LENOVOlaptop F12 F1, F2 
LENOVOlaptopIdeaPad P500F12 or Fn + F11 F2 
NEC  F5 F2 
PACKARD BELL  F8 F1, Del 
SAMSUNG  F12, Esc   
SAMSUNGnetbookNC10Esc F2Boot Tab, Select “Boot Device Priority”, Press Return, Up/Down to Highlight, F6/F5 to change priority
SAMSUNGultrabookSeries 5 Ultra and Series 7 ChronosEsc F2Boot Tab, Select “Boot Device Priority”, Press Return, Up/Down to Highlight, F6/F5 to change priority
SHARP    F2 
SONY VAIO, PCG, VGNF11 F1, F2, F3 
SONY VGN EscF10 F2BIOS “BOOT” section, “External Device Boot” enabled
TOSHIBA Protege, Satellite, TecraF12 F1, Esc 
TOSHIBA Equium F12F12 F12

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