I have D850MV motherboard with Intel P4 and Have tried Delete, F1, F2, & F12 on booting to enter BIOS, all without sucess. How do I get into BIOS to change booting to CD or DVD drive?
I am trying to stay legal. The version of Windows XP Pro presently on this computer is on a newer computer. I want to load a older version of Windows XP Pro, which I own, on this computer. It will not load and tells me that the version on this computer is a newer version.
"The BIOS Setup program can be used to view and change the BIOS settings for the computer. The BIOS Setup program is accessed by pressing the <F2> key after the Power-On Self-Test (POST) memory test begins and before the operating system boot begins."
That is from the manual for the board, instead of reinstalling Windows you may as well just change the product key on one of the installations to your other copy.
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I see that you need to change the Boot Sequence on you Thinkcentre M55e but could not get in BIOS right.
to be able to change Boot sequence you can also try on tapping f12 as soon as you power the machine ON untill you get the Boot Menu you can also change boot sequence from there.
To get in the BIOS on a desktop you need to keep on tapping F1 as soon as you power the computer ON, but if still this does not work you can try Tapping on the Delete key to get in the BIOS, getting in the BIOS depends on the motherboard some use f1 to get in the BIOS some use Delete to get in the BIOS on desktops.
but using the F12 key can be done as well if the F1 or Delete key does not work.
As soon as you turn on the computer start tapping (not fast, but steady) the F1 key, you could try F2, DEL, and other various keys that work on other boards.
Usually the screen will show you what to press in the corner or somewhere on the screen.
F12 for boot / F2 for BIOS / etc
Or it might say Press F1 or F2 or something to enter Set-up.
You have to catch it before the computer starts to boot into your operating system.
At this point you can push the power button for half a second and the computer should turn off instantly as you have not started booting up the computer.
Then you can try another key to enter the BIOS.
After locating the manual and skimming through it, I see that it states you need to press the DEL key to enter setup (BIOS).
The command key is F2 - start pressing it immediately after you pressed the case start button and don't release it until the bios is loaded. If it doesn't work then probably your keyboard is iffy, try with another one.
There are a number of keys used to access the system BIOS at startup. F2 is probably the most common, but I see you've already tried that. I've also seen the ESC and DEL keys used, so try those. If that doesn't work, start working your way across the F1-F12 keys.
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On page 47 it states F2 is used to get into the bios, press repeatedly while booting so you don't miss the window, and of course check you keyboard, it should flash the caps,num, and scroll lock lights on boot.