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Windows 10 Boot Order

Greetings all,
I am coming from a very old Win XP system to a new Windows 10 64-bit Laptop, so the learning curve is a little elongated. I did manage to evade the whole Windows 8 debacle, but still a little slow going. At first the transition was somewhat 'challenging' , but I can now sincerely say "the more I use it --the more I like it !
MY QUESTION: I can get into the "boot options" function (ie. for SAFE MODE, etc) very easily, but I cannot figure out how to enter the "BIOS" area (eg. to change the "Boot Order" etc.)
I would appreciate it if someone could iterate the specific route/steps to do this.
I'm sure there are also probably a couple of good alternative ways of doing this in Windows 10 (as there usually are in Windows), and would really like to be aware of any you might suggest or mention.
Thank you,
Dan D in NJ

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That varies with each PC.
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One thing left out.

What machine?
Dafydd.

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Windows 10 Boot Order

Dafydd Thank you for the clarification request:
I am running a new Toshiba Sateilite L75 Laptop, w/ Windows 10 64-bit.
Hope that may help. Let me know if additional info needed.
Thanks
Dan D

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That's a partial model number.
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I thought it's determine by the motherboard and its bios.

Of course some go so fast you don't have time to look at everything. So maybe a few start is necessary to see what's what. I can tell you this...they all difference and some are pretty complicated (not like the old day).

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I have laptop that I had Windows 7 on a 256 GB SSD.

I had upgrade a 140 GB SSD so I formatted it and installed the technical preview. I have been doing all the updates and I'n currrent on the lastest Build released last week. Well last week I decided I wanted to upgrade the original Windows 7 so I popped the tech preview install SSD out and put the Windows 7 SSD in. Well when i booted i got the error it couldn't find an OS hit cntr-ALT-Del to reboot. I guessed that f2 was the key combination to get to BIOS. When the a screen came up with just the boot order and it would let me change the order. I hit enter when it showed the Acer name at bottom it said f2 boot order f12 to BIOS. The drive i wanted to boot was listed 3rd so I moved it to first and it booted in Windows 7. I left it in a could a days and tried to put the SSD with the technical preview back in and again I got the no OS. So I went back into BIOS and the drive was listed to 3rd again so I moved it to first. Well I still got the No OS again. So just playing around I found out in order for the the technical preview SSD to boot i have to go into boot order first and hit enter (eventhough in Bios the SSD is ist in order to look for OS). The last firmware upgrade for the machineis like 2009 so I have to live with it.

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