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HP Computer Boot Menu Key in Windows 8/8.1/10

As for HP computer users, sometimes we need to enter BIOS setting and change boot menu to boot from CD/DVD/USB, however, most of us are lack of knowledge about /boot menu key. Here we will describe the details about HP computer boot menu key in Windows 8/8.1/10. This is appropriate for all HP models, such as Envy/Pavilion/EliteBook/Chromebook/ProBook/Stream/Spectre/Folio/OMEN, etc.

What is Boot Menu and Boot Menu Key?

The Boot Menu is a menu that is enterable once a personal computer is booting up firstly. It may include a large amount of disparate selections to boot up, the CD/DVD/USB flash or hard drives and LAN(network) included. The boot menu enables a PC user to load up other OS or applications, even though the desktop/laptop itself already has an OS on it. It is extremely useful as well while attempting to setup a new OS on a Windows-based computer, and the user demands to load the installation application from a CD/DVD/USB.

Just as its name implies, Boot Menu Key is the keypad to access Boot Menu option. Windows users usually access boot menu by pressing keyboard boot menu key in the keyboard when their personal computer is booting up. Common boot menu keys to access the boot menu are F2, F10, F12, Delete, Esc, etc.

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HP Boot Menu Key in Windows 10/8.1/8

All HP desktops and laptops that are manufactured with Windows system can use Secure Boot, which is enabled by default. If your system is Windows 8/8.1/10, you are able to use Secure Boot that is compatible with UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface).

Here is the USB flash drive boot reference list of 16 kinds of Boot Menu Keys for HP Windows system computers, depending on the type and models of the computer or motherboard.

Manufacturer

Type

Models

Boot Menu

Boot Once

BIOS/UEFI Key

Change Priority

HP

generic

 

Esc, F9

 

Esc, F10, F1

 

HP

desktop

Pavilion Media Center a1477c

Esc

 

F10

BIOS "Advanced" tab, Boot Order, Move "USB Device" before "Hard Drive"

HP

desktop

Pavilion 23 All In One

Esc

Select boot media from the menu.

F10

UEFI/BIOS "Advanced" tab, Boot Order, Move "USB Device" before "Hard Drive". For non-UEFI media, disable secure boot and enable legacy support.

HP

desktop

Pavilion Elite e9000, e9120y, e9150t, e9220y, e9280t

Esc, F9

 

F10

 

HP

desktop

Pavilion g6 and g7

Esc

 

F10

UEFI/BIOS "Advanced" tab, Boot Order, Move "USB Device" before "Hard Drive"

HP

desktop

Pavilion HPE PC, h8-1287c

Esc

Then F9 for "Boot Menu"

Esc

F10, Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources

HP

desktop

Pavilion PC, p6 2317c

Esc

Then F9 for "Boot Menu"

Esc

F10, Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources

HP

desktop

Pavilion PC, p7 1297cb

Esc

Then F9 for "Boot Menu"

Esc

F10, Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources

HP

desktop

TouchSmart 520 PC

Esc

Then F9 for "Boot Menu"

Esc

F10, Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources

HP

laptop

2000

Esc

Then F9 for "Boot Menu". Select "Patriot Memory" on the Boot Option Menu.

Esc

Then F10, Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources

HP

notebook

Pavilion g4

Esc

 

F10

BIOS "Advanced" tab, Boot Order, Move "USB Device" before "Hard Drive"

HP

notebook

ENVY x2, m4, m4-1015dx, m4-1115dx, sleekbook m6, m6-1105dx, m6-1205dx, m6-k015dx, m6-k025dx, touchsmart m7

Esc

Then F9 for "Boot Menu"

Esc

Then F10, Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources

HP

notebook

Envy, dv6 and dv7 PC, dv9700, Spectre 14, Spectre 13

Esc

Then F9 for "Boot Menu"

Esc

Then F10, Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources

HP

notebook

2000 - 2a20nr, 2a53ca, 2b16nr, 2b89wm, 2c29wm, 2d29wm

Esc

Then F9 for "Boot Menu"

Esc

Then F10, Storage tab, Boot Order, Legacy Boot Sources

HP

notebook

Probook 4520s, 4525s, 4540s, 4545s, 5220m, 5310m, 5330m, 5660b, 5670b

Esc

 

F10

BIOS "Advanced" tab, Boot Order, Move "USB Device" before "Hard Drive"

HP

tower

Pavilion a410n

Esc

 

F1

BIOS "Boot" tab, Boot Device Priority, Hard Drive Boot Priority, Move "USB-HDD0" up to #1 position.

After that, when you have no idea about HP boot menu key and HP UEFI boot from USB at the next time, you can refer this tablet and successfully enter secure boot menu, and finally enable or dis able secure boot in BIOS settings. 

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