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Ricale1406
Phosphor

How To Change Boot Sequence in Win 10 onDell Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567

I recently (June 2017) bought a Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567computer, with Windows 10 installed. I have created a backup image of the OS and also burned a bootable disk so that I can reinstall Windows 10 at a future date.

My old computer (which uses Windows 7) permits me to change the boot order sequence by using the F12 key during the startup process to access the BIOS and then edit the boot order sequence so that the machine boots from a DVD or USB drive. This makes it possible to restore a backup image from a previous date or even to use a different OS, e.g. Linux.

My problem is that the F12 key does not work on the new machine and I do not know how to create a boot order sequence that will permit me to boot from a DVD or USB drive instead of the hard drive. So at this point, I cannot use the bootable recovery disk that I prepared. I understand that there is now UEFI technology that controls booting.

Question: How can I make make the new computer boot from a DVD or USB drive?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Richard

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Saltgrass
Ruthenium

RE: How To Change Boot Sequence in Win 10 onDell Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567

In Win 10 you need to start tapping the key much earlier than you might think.  If you do it correctly, you may see a message on the upper right of the screen stating it is entering the Bios or Boot device menu.

Also, any media to be booted as UEFI needs to be available to the system prior to any boot or restart.  You cannot wait until after the system starts to boot to insert such media.

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LSUFAN51
Rhenium

RE: How To Change Boot Sequence in Win 10 onDell Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567

" I do not know how to create a boot order sequence that will permit me to boot from a DVD or USB drive instead of the hard drive "

No need to change the boot order in these newer computers. Please follow steps below:

1. Insert the recovery media into a USB port and then power off system.

2. Power on system, quickly start tapping the F12 key continuously until you see Preparing one time boot menu in the top right corner of the screen.

3. At the boot menu, select the device under UEFI BOOT that matches your media type (USB or DVD )

4. Select your keyboard language and then At the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot.

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Ricale1406
Phosphor

RE: How To Change Boot Sequence in Win 10 onDell Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567

I would like to thank the entire membership for its constructive approach and the spirit of cooperation and flexibility shown throughout the consultation process.

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Biteme75
Copper

RE: How To Change Boot Sequence in Win 10 onDell Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567

The problem is "USB" does not appear as an option.... Oh look, it doesn't show up on your screen shot either!! Lot's of help.

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