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How to Change Boot Orders in BIOS

If you want to reinstall your computer system, you have two main ways either the installation through CD or the installation through a USB portable device. Typically, if you have the official install CD in the CD burner, it would automatically begin installing new system. But if you want to make the installation through a USB portable device, you should first access to BIOS to change the boot orders, go and see How to Boot to BIOS on Different Computers. Here we will illustrate how to change boot orders in BIOS, hoping this will be helpful.

Step 1: When your computer begins to turn on or once you see the under message, you should press the Del or F2 key to boot to BIOS setup utility as soon as possible.

first prompt message

Note: The access key to BIOS may differ in diffferent systems, you should adapt the guidelines to your situation.

Step 2: When you get into the BIOS setup utility, you should see that some items are listed in the top of the screen, and in the Main item, you can see the hardware options are listed in the middle of the screen, and the instructions for how to move around the BIOS and make changes are listed at the bottom of the screen. You should pay attention to them.

BIOS main menu

Note: Since every BIOS setup utility is different, the specifics on where the boot order options are located varies from computer to computer. You should adapt the guidelines to your situation.

Step 3: Move to the item called Boot by following the instructions. Then you will see a list of devices where you can choose to boot first. For example, if you want to boot from a removable device, you should make the Removable Devices as the first choice by using the + and keys.

BIOS boot menu

Step 4: Then you move to Exit item and follow the instruction to save changes and exit the BIOS setup utility.

BIOS exit menu

Once you do that, the computer will automatically restart and boot from the device that you have selected in the previous operation.

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