Change BIOS order – how it works!

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If you want to install Windows on your computer, you may need to change the boot order. This is the case, for example, if the installer is to be started from a USB stick. In this article, we’ll show you how to customize the controls.

You can get a Windows 10 USB stick here.

Info: Not all BIOS systems are the same! Some elements are arranged differently. However, the principle is the same for all systems.

  • When restarting or turning on the computer, you must press one of the following keys immediately after startup: F2, F8, F10, or DEL. You can also press all the keys one after another after booting to open the BIOS. Nothing can happen! Some computers will also display a message with the correct BIOS key at startup.
  • If you have successfully booted into the BIOS, you can now use the arrow keys to navigate through the menu. Open the “Start” entry by pressing the “Enter” key.
  • At the top you will see “Boot Device Priority”. Confirm with «Enter» to open this item.
  • The overview now opens with the boot order set. This is divided into the “1st, 2nd and 3rd” points. Use the arrow keys to move up or down. When you press the Enter key, the drive to boot changes at each individual point. Now you can set the drive to boot with the Windows installation so that it is on “1st”. If the installation file is on a DVD in the DVD drive, the entry “CD-ROM” must be activated here. If it is a USB memory, it can also be selected.
  • Once all the settings have been made, you can exit the BIOS menu with the Esc key. When prompted, press Enter to save the changed settings. Now the installation can start.

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