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W530 Windows 10 - How can I enter BIOS from boot?

2015-12-07, 21:42 PM

W530 Windows 10 - How can I enter BIOS other than from windows?

 

In other words, how can I open BIOS by pressing a button upon boot?

(Enter, F1, F8, F12 doesn't do anything)

 

 

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Re: W530 Windows 10 - How can I enter BIOS from boot?

2015-12-08, 2:58 AM
The problem comes from wanting windows 10 boot quickly. If you have a power-on or disk password set, you can turn the machine off at the password prompt. You then get time on the next boot to hit enter or F1. With no password, it is even less elegant; you can hold the power button at the Lenovo splash screen before the boot starts. It is ugly, but it works.

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Re: W530 Windows 10 - How can I enter BIOS from boot?

2015-12-08, 7:44 AM

Hello,


Another option is to search for Change Advanced Startup Options in the Start Menu/Cortana, which will bring up the Recovery options under Update & Security.  From there, you can select the Advanced Startup option, and one of the options inside there will be to restart the computer and enter its BIOS/UEFI firmware.

 

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Re: W530 Windows 10 - How can I enter BIOS from boot?

2015-12-08, 13:25 PM

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The problem comes from wanting windows 10 boot quickly. If you have a power-on or disk password set, you can turn the machine off at the password prompt. You then get time on the next boot to hit enter or F1. With no password, it is even less elegant; you can hold the power button at the Lenovo splash screen before the boot starts. It is ugly, but it works.

None of those tips works for me.

I have a W530 with latest BIOS and windows 10.

 

- When I hold the power-button pressed down the computer turns off (regardless of when I do so).

 

- When I turn off the machine at the password prompt and hit F1 or Enter at start up, nothing happens and it boots up normally.

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Re: W530 Windows 10 - How can I enter BIOS from boot?

2019-12-21, 21:05 PM

Lenovo saves Windows 10 boot time by bypassing the splash screen that allows you to enter the BIOS. To disable the fast boot in Windows 10, hold down the Left Shift key (the right one may also work) when shutting down Windows. After that, when you start the laptop up it will allow you to hit enter or one of the F key options.

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