How to set boot order for 751h

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    zampak

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    I have 751h with Vista. Its dog slow. I would like to boot from USB port using USB Stick - linux mint.

    I am not able to change the boot order. I tried Control + ALT+ Escape , F10, F12 etc. None worked. Only F2 worked. But it doesn't have any option to change the boot order to boot from USB.

    I searched this board but no explicit answer for Acer Aspire One 751h. Please help.

    Thanx

    Zampak
     
    zampak, Nov 20, 2009
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    There should be option there to enable F12 Boot Menu (or something similar).
    Enable, restart while tapping F12, and you should get it.
     
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    I tried holding/tapping F12 while rebooting. Unfortunately I don't get the boot menu.

    Is there somewhere you have to enable this boot menu? I tried F2 - during boot. It only gives options for Vista operating system.
     
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    As soon as you power on your computer, tap the F2 until you enter the BIOS.
    Find where it says F12 Boot Menu and enable.
    Save and Exit.
    Tap F12 as it powers up again.
    You should now be able to choose where you boot from.
     
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    First of all, at least on my computer, it's very difficult to get into CMOS by hitting the F2 key when the system is booting. On a wild guess, I think maybe I end up in CMOS about 1/3 the time I try.

    That said, once you're in, "page" over to Boot where you can select the boot order. I used this method to move up USB CD/DVD to the top to do a clean install of Windows 7. There are a couple of other USB options there, but I'm not sure whether there is a USB memory stick one.
     
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    Windows 7 runs really, really fast on my 751.....
     
    Drjones, Nov 22, 2009
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