Booting to the Boot Menu and BIOS

This document is an overview of the keys that allow you to boot to a system BIOS and boot menu on various systems.

Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
Acer Aspire One zg5, zg8, Aspire Timeline F12 F2
Acer Aspire v3, v5, v7 F12 ("F12 Boot Menu" must be enabled in BIOS) F2
Acer
Esc, F2, F12 Del, F2
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
Apple Post-2006 models Option
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
Asus Desktops F8 F9
Asus VivoBook f200ca, f202e, q200e, s200e, s400ca, s500ca, u38n, v500ca, v550ca, v551, x200ca, x202e, x550ca, z202e Esc Delete
Asus N550JV, N750JV, N550LF, Rog g750jh, Rog g750jw, Rog g750jx Zenbook Infinity ux301, Infinity ux301la, Prime ux31a, Prime ux32vd, R509C, Taichi 21, Touch u500vz, Transformer Book TX300 Esc (Disable "Fast Boot" and "Secure Boot Control") F2
Asus k25f, k35e, k34u, k35u, k43u, k46cb, k52f, k53e, k55a, k60ij, k70ab, k72f, k73e, k73s, k84l, k93sm, k93sv, k95vb, k501, k601, R503C, x32a, x35u, x54c, x61g, x64c, x64v, x75a, x83v, x83vb, x90, x93sv, x95gl, x101ch, x102ba, x200ca, x202e, x301a, x401a, x401u, x501a, x502c, x750ja F8 Delete
Asus Eee PC 1015, 1025c Esc F2
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
Compaq Presario Esc, F9 F10
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
Dell
F12 (Select "USB Flash Drive") F2
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
eMachines
F12 tab, Delete
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
Fujitsu
F12 F2
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
HP
Esc, F9 Esc, F10, F1
HP Pavilion Media Center a1477c Esc F10
HP Pavilion 23 All In One Esc (Select boot media from the menu) F10
HP Pavilion Elite e9000, e9120y, e9150t, e9220y, e9280t Esc, F9 F10
HP Pavilion g4, g6 and g7, Probook 4520s, 4525s, 4540s, 4545s, 5220m, 5310m, 5330m, 5660b, 5670b Esc F10
HP Pavilion HPE PC, h8-1287c, Pavilion PC, p6 2317c, Pavilion PC, p7 1297cb, TouchSmart 520 PC, ENVY x2, m4, m4-1015dx, m4-1115dx, sleekbook m6, m6-1105dx, m6-1205dx, m6-k015dx, m6-k025dx, touchsmart m7, Envy, dv6 and dv7 PC, dv9700, Spectre 14, Spectre 13, 2000 - 2a20nr, 2a53ca, 2b16nr, 2b89wm, 2c29wm, 2d29wm Esc (Then f9 for "Boot Menu") Esc
HP 2000 Esc (Then F9 for "Boot Menu". Select "Patriot Memory" on the Boot Option Menu) Esc
HP Pavilion a410n Esc F1
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
Intel
F10
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
Lenovo Desktops F12, F8, F10 F1, F2
Lenovo Laptops F12 F1, F2
Lenovo ThinkPad edge, e431, e531, e545, helix, l440, l540, s431, t440s, t540p, twist, w510, w520, w530, w540, x140, x220, x230, x240, X1 carbon F12 F1
Lenovo IdeaPad s300, u110, u310 Touch, u410, u510, y500, y510, yoga 11, yoga 13, z500 Novo Button (Next to power button), F12 Novo Button
Lenovo IdeaPad P500 F12 or Fn + F11 F2
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3, g460, g470, g475, g480, g485 F12 F2
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
Microsoft Surface Pro 1-3
Volume-Down Button
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 & Book
Volume-Up Button
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
NEC
F5 F2
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
Packard Bell
F8 F1, Delete
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
Samsung
F12, Esc F2, F10
Samsung NC10, np300e5c, np300e5e, np350v5c, np355v5c, np365e5c, np550p5c Esc F2
Samsung Series 5 Ultra, Series 7 Chronos, Series 9 Ultrabook Esc (Must disable "Fast Boot" in BIOS) F2
Samsung Ativ Book 2, 8, 9 F2 (Must disable "Fast Boot" in BIOS) F10
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
Sharp

F2
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
Sony VAIO Duo, Pro, Flip, Tap, Fit Assist Button (Use the Assist Button when the computer is off, not when it is booting) Assist Button (Use the Assist Button when the computer is off, not when it is booting)
Sony VAIO, PCG, VGN F11 F1, F2, F3
Sony VGN Esc, F10 F2
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
Toshiba Kira, Kirabook 13, Ultrabook, Qosmio g30, g35, g40, g50, Qosmio x70, x75, x500, x505, x870, x875, x880 F12 F2
Toshiba Protege, Satellite, Tecra F12 F1, Esc
Toshiba Equium F12 F12
Manufacturer Models Boot Menu Key Bios Key
ASUS
F8 DEL
Gigabyte
F12 DEL
MSI
F11 DEL
Intel
F10 F2
Asrock
F11 F2, DEL
EVGA
F7 DEL