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Question BIOS Setup access - 10-04-2009, 11:13 AM

I am sure this has been mentioned before, but I am still not 100% sure of the correct way to access the BIOS screens at boot-up on a Mni 10v.

Some folks say 'press F12', others F2, but of course these are both 'blue' options!

So it is presumably necessary to press the 'Fn' key at the same time?... or does this only apply once Windows has loaded... yes, I know you can't access the BIOS then, but I meant the dual functionality of the top row of keys!

It all has to be done very quickly I know, but I would like to be able to hit the minimum number of keys positively, rather than just bashing away until it works!


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Default 10-04-2009, 12:35 PM

The "Fn" key is only available when Windows is running.
Press F2 to get into the BIOS.
F12 is for "boot options".
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Default 07-08-2011, 07:57 PM

Thanks for clearing that up!
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