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Cannot access bios or boot options after installing win8 CP


Jwbjnwolf
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Hi there.

I have seen/heard a lot of the talk about that after installing windows 8, you cannot install Linux.

I thought that would only be on new pcs that come with win8 preinstalled?

Anyway I have been using windows 8 basically since a few days after the dp was released and am a big fan of the Metro compared to the traditional desktop, (even on 27" screen on my iMac)

After installing the CP, I have noticed that I can no longer press F2 for bios or F12 for boot options.

It is an Acer aspire one 751h netbook

I am not worried about it but I just am curious if anyone else has had this with their computers?

As with my sisters Intel/Stone classmate touchscreen netbook, I can still access the bios etc.

So it's confusing. :/

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T0SH

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Bios access and any boot options, come very early in the boot up process way before any operating system regardless of flavour even starts to load

Cheers HC

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Jwbjnwolf

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yea so why can't I access it unless I do a restart? Or is it that windows 8 tricks my netbook into thinking it is in a hibernation state? If that is the case, then why didn't the same thing happen with my sisters netbook or with the DP? :/

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T0SH

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Check in the power options settings , that when you select to shutdown from the menu that the pc is set to enter standby or hybernation mode

Cheers HC

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Jwbjnwolf

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No it isn't. I have noticed now that you have to do a restart to see the options.

Any way I am not that worried, just thought if anyone else had this happen, which it seems lots have after a little more looking around.

:)

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