Most of the time we’re wondering about what actually “Boot” is and why do we need to configure the boot order when every time we want to start the Windows Setup by CD or Pendrive or maybe we wants to run some bootable software in our computers system, basically between the process of start up.
The word called “Booting” means Startup in technical language and whenever we start our system, it will look into our bios configuration for what they gonna have to start first and that’s why we define the boot setting in our bios on our own to make changes in our computer’s hardware to define what to startup first, like you can make your HDD to boot first or maybe it can be your Pendrive or DVD-Writer.
Normally you’ll need to change this setting whenever you’ve wanted to boot something from another device, whether you’re installing a new windows or some another operating system in your computer by using some Disc or USB.
So, Let’s Change Boot Sequence
If you’re going to make changes in the boot sequence of your BIOS, then the first thing you’ll need to do is to get into your computer’s bios setup.
Getting into the setup can be tricky sometimes because you’ll have to find some particular key to press to get direct access to the bios setup. So, let’s see how to get access to go into our computer’s bios setup and make it change according to our use.
If you want to change boot setting for windows installations purpose or maybe some other one-time boot process, then you can directly boot something like Pendrive or CD by just selecting your device in the boot menu. This will make your computer boot that particular device for one time only and made thing more easily for you and the given link below will help you to do that.
Step 1 – Entering in BIOS
In order to enter into your computer’s bios, you’ll need to press a designated keyboard key which was also showed every time on your computer’s startup and that will give you access to the bios setup page of your PC. So, follow the steps listed below to open your computer’s bios.
- Start your Computer System.
- Now take a look at bios logo and search for the default designated key which was normally given on the boot screen to get enter into your PC’s BIOS. The BIOS Entering key is predefined by the manufacturer and normally those are F1, F2 or Del keys. The key will be displayed on the screen everytime your system start’s and after that you’ll see the manufacturer’s logo appears and if didn’t ,then you can use the “F1”, “F2” and “Del” key one by one.
- After pressing the correct key command on system’s startup, you’ll get enter into the BIOS Setup and may be your BIOS Setup will looks like the given pic below.
Note 1 – All BIOS setup utilities are little different so, yours may look like this or it maybe looks completely different.
Note 2 – Some old Bios setup doesn’t support mouse input but it does if you have a UEFI Bios in your motherboard or otherwise you’ll have to make changes by the use of your keyboard only.
Step 2 – Finding the boot setting
Now you’ll able to see lots of setting and information about your system and in order to change the boot sequence, you’ll have to find boot setting first. Mostly you’ll find this setting under some setting tabs called –
“Advance Bios Features”, “Boot Setting”, “Boot Device Priority” Or “Bios Features” etc. Here are some examples of boot setting pathway shown in the image given below.
Step 3 – Change the boot order
After finding the boot setting the only thing is left to do is to change the boot setting and to change bios boot setting to 1st for a particular device, then you’ll have to designate that particular device name in the “First boot device” or “Boot option #1” tab column in order to make your computer to boot that device first when every time it starts.
Most of the BIOS allows you to move through menus by using the arrow keys, and use + and – keys to move the devices up and down.
In every latest bios, you can use your mouse to select your boot devices for boot sequences.
If you want your computer to boot ‘inserted CD disc’, then your setting layout will look like this:
If you want your computer to boot attached ‘USB drive’, then your setting layout will look like this:
When you’re finished with adjusting your settings, just save and exit in order to save every changes you’ve made.
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