Entering BIOS setup on HP & Compaq

I’m working on a HP Pavilion 512n right now, and I couldn’t get into the BIOS (because I didn’t know which key it was). Usually, it’s F2 or Del. After some searching, I found that it’s F1. Why can’t they standardize something so simple? Oh well, back to work.

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. He's also a photographer and card magician. He loves reading — especially with Instapaper — and, at the moment, watching Arrested Development and Seinfeld reruns. Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!

8 thoughts on “Entering BIOS setup on HP & Compaq”

  1. I know! sometimes i rub my head and wonder what these people think when they change keys like this on each new model…. or if they think at all

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  2. Ridiculous isn’t it.

    Have to google my HP 523N because I cannot remember it is F1…. thanks for posting… Try Del, Esc, CTRL S… then give up, find another PC and Google it…. most startup screens tell you Press for setup.

    Just venting, thanks for posting the Key.

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  3. weird… I wrote Press *this* for setup.. but put it like this except the brackets were up again the word this… and it left the word -this- out of my posting.

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