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Lenovo Y540-15IRH Model 81SX

2020-10-08, 1:19 AM

Hello I am new to the forums so I apologize if this has been asked before and I did do a search on the internet but could not find anything.  I have an external monitor attached to the Laptop by HDMI cable and I would like the boot screen to show up on the external monitor because I use Linux and Windows and would like the bootloader to show up on the external monitor.  I usually have the laptop sitting with the lid closed and I use a wireless keyboard and mouse.  It is just easier for me to see a larger monitor.  The laptop was given to me as a gift and I have the monitor attached to a stand and put the laptop on the bottom shelf of a table.   This way I can sit in the comfort of my recliner and not have the laptop on my lap and still use it.  I just cannot boot in to another operating system without being able to see the bootloader.

I tried entering the bios and checking the settings but did not see anything plus I tried pressing FN+F7 and that does not work until you get in to Windows 10

Thank you in advance for the help

 

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10-03-2020

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Re:Lenovo Y540-15IRH Model 81SX

2020-10-08, 7:10 AM

I don't think it's possible.

 

I've always run laptops via HDMI to a monitor and have only ever been able to see the pre-Windows stuff on the laptop screen.

 

That's on an Acer, Medion and now this Lenovo.

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Re:Lenovo Y540-15IRH Model 81SX

2020-10-08, 7:10 AM

I don't think it's possible.

 

I've always run laptops via HDMI to a monitor and have only ever been able to see the pre-Windows stuff on the laptop screen.

 

That's on an Acer, Medion and now this Lenovo.

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