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How do i get into bios

What exact keys do i hit to get bios?explain it to me like im a four year old thanks

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When the first screen displays, immediately press the F10 key if your computer was built in 2006 or later (came with Vista). Press the F1 key if your computer was built before 2006 (XP or earlier). Press the key once every second until a BIOS Setup utility screen opens.

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