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Changing BIOS Settings

Hints for changing your BIOS Settings, more details via the external links at the end of this document.

Entering the BIOS settings screen

To get to the computer's BIOS screen, watch for a message when the computer is turned on which tells you which key to press for BIOS settings. Often this message is towards the bottom of the screen and it will usually be F2 or ESC.

To enable network booting, use the arrow keys to navigate to the menu labelled Boot. If there is a line

PXE Boot to LAN    [Disabled]

Then change this to Enabled.

Change the boot order in order to boot from the network

Note: On most modern PCs you can do a one-off network boot by pressing F12 rather than changing the boot order back and forth.

Under the section marked

Boot Device Priority

there is a list of the devices your computer can boot from. Make sure the network card is listed above the hard disk. You may want to make a note of your original settings before changing this. You may need to look up the system name for your network card.

Change the boot order to boot from the hard disk

To change the boot order so that your computer boots from its hard disk, use the arrow keys to navigate to the menu labelled Boot.

If there is a line

PXE Boot to LAN    [Enabled]

Then change this to disabled.

Under the section marked

Boot Device Priority

Make sure the hard disk is listed before the network card.

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