List of boot menu and BIOS keys by manufacturer

April 27, 2017

Easily find your boot menu option and system BIOS keys for all laptops and desktops. Below is a list of computer brands with their corresponding hot-keys.

ManufacturerTypeBoot Menu Option KeysSystem BIOS Keys
LenovoDesktopF12, F8, F10F1, F2
LenovoLaptopF12, Nano Button, Fn + F11F1, F2 or Nano Button
LenovoNotebookF12, EnterF2
IntelF10
HPDesktopEsc, F9F10, Esc
HPGenericEsc, F9Esc, F10, F1
HPLaptopEscF10
HPNotebookEscEsc or F10
HPTowerEscF1
DellDesktopF12F2
DellLaptopF12F2
AsusDesktopF8F9
AsusLaptopEscF2 or Delete
AsusNotebookEsc, F8F2, Delete
AcerEsc, F12, F9Del, F2
AcerNotebookF12F2
SamsungEsc, F12
Samsung NotebookEscF2
SamsungUltrabookEscF2
Samsung Ultrabook Ative BookF2F10
SonyLaptopAssist Button, Esc, F11 Assist Button, F1, F2, F3
ToshibaLaptopF12F2
ToshibaProtege, Satellite, TecraF12F1, Esc
ToshibaEquiumF12F12
CompaqPresarioEsc, F9F10
FujitsuLaptopF12F2
NECF5F2
Packard BellF8F1, Del
eMachinesF12Tab, Del
SharpF2

Apple Boot Keys

Command + Option + P + R (PRAM and NVRAM Reset)
Command + S (Boot into Single-User Mode)
Command + V (Boot with Verbose Status)
Option (Select Hard Drive Boot Volume)
Option + N (Boot Image from Netboot Server)
Shift (Boot into Safe Mode)
C (Boot from CD Drive)
D (Boot from OS/X Recovery and perform Hardware Test)
N (Boot from Network)

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