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What function key is used to get to the BIOS on a Compaq Presario 4508 Desktop computer.

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  • Supercane Apr 27, 2008

    Thanks,

    The function key you recomended worked. Function key 10 was the correct one. The response time was surprisingly fast.



    Have a good day!



    Supercane

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Go to www.compaq.com and search the BIOS UPGRADE

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