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Easy Tips for Dell Boot Menu Key Setup on Windows 10/8/8.1

“My Windows 8 laptop has been starting up, showing the dell logo and then gets hung up on a black screen. I'm advised to boot it from USB but I really don’t have idea how to do. The boot issue still existed and I need help in urgent. Thank you.”

Windows boot issues are always common for Windows users. This nearly drives people nuts because they can’t get access to Windows data. If you are the unlucky one of those who are faced with trouble about Dell UEFI boot from USB and can’t boot Windows after trying many online tips, no worries, here is the article coming to help you to boot your Dell computer on Windows 10/8.1/8.

Actually, the way designed to access to BIOS is quite different from different computer manufacturers. They always have their own ideas about how to enter BIOS in success. Now I will offer easy tips about how to boot from a USB in UEFI mode on Dell.

Part 1: List of Boot Menu Key for Different Dell Desktop/Laptop Models

Dell 400

F3, F1

Dell Dimension

F2 or DEL

Dell Inspiron

F2

Dell Latitude

Fn+F1(while booted)

Dell Latitude

F2(on boot)

Dell Optiplex

DEL

Dell Optiplex

F2

Dell Precision

F2

Part 2: How to Set Dell Desktop/Laptop to Boot from USB Drive Via Boot Option Menu on Windows 10/8.1/8?

The tips are easy-to-follow below for all levels of users. All you need to do is follow the easy steps to reboot your Windows quickly.

Step 1: Insert the prepared USB to computer and restart the Dell computer .

Step 2: When screen lights, press F12 to enter Boot Option Menu.

boot menu option

Step 3: In this step, you can choose to boot your death Dell from USB Flash Drive. If fail to enter Boot Menu, you can reboot and try again. 

boot dell from usb

Step 4: If the aforementioned steps are not able to solve your Windows issues, you can try to enter BIOS setting to access UEFI system setup for Windows, and then disable secure boot and enable legacy support.

enter dell bios settings

That’s all. Easy tip to get a USB boot drive to boot in UEFI systems is offered. It’s believed that you can enjoy your favorite videos and games with Dell again.

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