I'm trying to change BIOS to boot from a bootable USB Key, what settings should I use? My mobo is Intel's D850MV AAA56423-301 BIOS is Intel's MV85010A.86A.0011.p05.0111141737 11/14/2001
Quiet boot and Intel Rapid BIOS boot are enabled, so are Scan User Flash Area and USB Boot. Boot device priority is set to Removable Dev first followed respectively by CD Rom, Hard Drive and finally 1BA 4.0.1Q Slot 0208 (whatever that is). My USB KEY is bootable because I was able to boot my laptop from it.
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During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or the F2 key
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the using arrow key scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to your desired device ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
Insert your USB jump drive into a USB port on the computer containing the bootable program. Copy the information to your jump drive, then insert the drive into a USB port on the computer you wish to boot the program from.
Power on the computer. When the computer begins displaying its startup information, hit the key indicated on screen to enter the computer's BIOS (the "F1" or "Delete" keys are commonly used to access the BIOS).
Browse through the menu options in the BIOS to locate the computer's startup and booting options to locate the "CMOS" menu, which is where you'll have the option to set which devices will boot at startup.
Browse though the list of bootable option---they'll be ordered as "First Boot Device," "Second Boot Device" and so on. Set the USB jump drive as the first bootable option---your BIOS may refer to the drive as a "USB Removable Floppy Disk."
Save and exit the BIOS. When your computer restarts, your program will boot first before your operating system.
1) Switch on PC
2) Press F12, del or the ESC key to enter setup
3) Go to advanced options and then choose boot options
4) In boot options choose USB peripheral to be set as first boot device
5) Save and exit from the BIOS screen
As the PC restarts make sure the USB flash drive is plugged into the PC
Hi, Plug the USB keyboard into another port (preferably one at the back) restart the PC and enter the BIOS again, this time go through the BIOS and set all the USB controllers to enabled, hit F10 save the changes and exit the bios. The computer will restart and you should now be able to use the USB keyboard to install the OS. Please post back if you need anymore advice.
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.
"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.