Boot Menu Option Keys for All Laptops & Desktops

Boot Menu Option Keys & System Bios Keys For all Laptops and Desktops

In this article, I’m going to show you some of the most popular or famous laptops and desktops boot menu option keys that are very important. As all the computer users know that all the laptops and desktops are having various boot menu option keys and are different with one another. Every company that design computer, they set their own key for boot menu or system BIOS and that’s how hundreds of our visitors ask us about boot menu options for their devices. So, I now you can find your boot menu option keys with system bios for all laptops and desktops. If in this post you didn’t find your system bios or boot menu option keys lets know.

Boot Menu Option Keys & System Bios Keys For all Laptops and Desktops

Boot Menu Option Keys & System Bios Keys For all Laptops and Desktops

Find Boot Menu Option Keys & System BIOS Keys Down

Manufacturer Type Boot Menu Option Keys System BIOS Keys
Lenovo Desktop F12, F8, F10 F1, F2
Lenovo Laptop F12, Nano Button, Fn + F11 F1, F2 or Nano Button
Lenovo Notebook F12 F2
Intel F10
HP Desktop Esc, F9 F10, Esc
HP Generic Esc, F9 Esc, F10, F1
HP Laptop Esc F10
HP Notebook Esc Esc or F10
HP Tower Esc F1
Dell Desktop F12 F2
Dell Laptop F12 F2
Asus Desktop F8 F9
Asus Laptop Esc F2 or Delete
Asus Notebook Esc, F8 F2, Delete
Acer Esc, F12, F9 Del, F2
Acer Notebook F12 F2
Samsung Esc, F12
Samsung  Notebook Esc F2
Samsung Ultrabook Esc F2
Samsung  Ultrabook Ative Book F2 F10
Sony Laptop Assist Button, Esc, F11  Assist Button, F1, F2, F3
 Toshiba Laptop  F12 F2
Toshiba Protege, Satellite, Tecra F12 F1, Esc
Toshiba Equium F12 F12
Compaq Presario Esc, F9 F10
Fujitsu Laptop F12 F2
Packard Bell F8 F1, Del
eMachines F12 Tab, Del
Sharp F2

Apple Laptops 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)


In this post, I’ve covered most of the manufacturers’ system boot menu keys and Bios setup. I hope, you get this article helpful. If you think that your system boot menu keys are not in the list just feel free to share it and we will add to the list in order to be more complete. Thanks for being with us.


Mukhtar Jafari is the founder and CEO of He is CISCO CCENT & CCNA Certified and has got his diploma in IT Networking from North Metro TAFE PERTH. He is currently working as a Help Desk Technician at DEEPTECH Perth Western Australia. In addition, he loves helping other tech enthusiasts so he is working part-time on He shares his experience through this website for IT beginners.


  1. blankNdumiso Treasure Radebe Reply

    F12 doesn’t work, when I press delete, the “Optio Setup Utility” appears. What can I do on this setup in order to boot.

  2. blankSean Gabel Reply

    You did solve the problems for many people. It could really help out when you’re trying to boot with another OS. With Linux and Ubuntu attracting considerable users, it is no surprise also.

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