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To change the boot order of a computer, you need to go into the BIOS. To do this, find out the key that you use to enter BIOS, and rapidly press that while your computer is starting up until you're in BIOS. If you can't find out which key to press, or you're too lazy, like me, you can just randomly mash delete and F8-F12 while your computer is starting, since those are 99% of the time the keys used to enter BIOS.

Once you think you're in BIOS (you should be at a blue or black screen with simple text options), just browse around a bit until you find the boot order. Everyone's BIOS is a little different, so just look around a bit, there's not that much to sift through. Some general categories to look for are obviously startup and boot order.

NOTE: Don't worry about messing up your PC by changing around a few options, you can choose whether or not to save the options you just configured before leaving BIOS, and if you DO mess up your PC after saving, you can go into BIOS again and restore the default options.

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