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How to enter the BIOS on Windows 10 Lenovo Laptops

Some recent Lenovo laptops lack a keyboard hotkey to enter the BIOS. Instead, the laptops utilize a dedicated “Novo” hardware button on the side of the machine. Press the dedicated button to access the BIOS. Here are specific instructions for entering the BIOS or selecting the Boot Menu on a modern Lenovo laptop: Power OFF the laptop Press the Novo button* *it may be on the left or the right side of the laptop Voila, you can now enter the BIOS

NUC cannot enter BIOS/UEFI [SOLVED]

Q. Help! I have a new little Intel NUC computer and I can’t get it to enter the BIOS 🙁 I have a monitor hooked up with HDMI and a keyboard via USB. I checked the keyboard on another computer and it works great, but on the NUC I can never get it to enter the BIOS in time on bootup! Please help! -Richard A. Hi Richard, is that keyboard connected to the back of the NUC? If not, you probably

SLOW Dell XPS 13 i3 CPU performance [FIXED!]

UPDATE: The latest Dell XPS 13 BIOS version A04 fixed the processor speed issue on my XPS 13, and it no longer requires SpeedStep to be disabled! You can find the download link here: Dell BIOS DL ORIGINAL POST: MARCH 5TH 2015 I recently purchased a new 2015 Dell XPS 13 “Infinity Display” laptop. Dell has been running some coupon specials and last week you could get the model with an Intel Core i3 processor for right around $700 USD.

How to flash BIOS upgrade on MSI motherboard via USB

If you are trying to update your BIOS on a MSI motherboard, like the new MSI AM1I, be aware that there are some requirements. Specifically, if you are using a USB thumbdrive to contain the BIOS update file, make sure you format it as FAT32 and not exfat or NTFS! You can download the latest version here: (dl link) Once you have a FAT32 formatted USB drive containing the BIOS update, you can boot into the BIOS /UEFI (press DEL

Reset the BIOS / Supervisor Password on Acer Aspire One AO722

Question from reader M.H.: Hi J.D., Thank you so much for those great step-by-step memory upgrade instructions. As you obviously know much more about the AO722 than I do, I was wondering if I could pick your brain on something. As I’ve forgotten my computer’s BIOS supervisor password, would you be able to let me know how to clear it or otherwise get into my BIOS? (that is, other than sending the netbook back to Acer and paying them over

Swap the Lenovo X220/X230 ThinkPad Ctrl and Fn keys

 Thank goodness you can swap the ctrl and fn keys on the X220/X230! Just go into the BIOS (press F1 at boot) and adjust the Keyboard/Mouse settings 🙂 Step-by-step instructions: Turn on the laptop, Wait for the ThinkPad screen, and then press F1. Enter BIOS Navigate to the Config screen using the  arrow keys Choose Keyboard/Mouse Set Fn and Ctrl Key swap to enabled. Press the Esc (escape) key and go to the Restart screen Choose Exit Saving Changes