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Bios on asus X501A

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November 27, 2012 1:03:50 PM

hey ... i just got my new notebook asus with windows 8 ... i want to install windows 7 instead but i cant find the way to boot it from the cd /// so i can enter the bios and make a clean format ..

thanx

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November 27, 2012 2:04:17 PM

A quick tip for you, when you first power on the laptop if your not sure what to press to get into the bios it tells you on the first screen that pops up with how much memory and the processor type. if you hit the delete key it will pause the screen giving you enough time to see what key you need to press, the most common keys to enter the bios on power up are F1,F2, or the del key, but can be F11 or F12 also.
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November 27, 2012 2:04:37 PM

A quick tip for you, when you first power on the laptop if your not sure what to press to get into the bios it tells you on the first screen that pops up with how much memory and the processor type. if you hit the delete key it will pause the screen giving you enough time to see what key you need to press, the most common keys to enter the bios on power up are F1,F2, or the del key, but can be F11 or F12 also.
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November 27, 2012 2:04:44 PM

A quick tip for you, when you first power on the laptop if your not sure what to press to get into the bios it tells you on the first screen that pops up with how much memory and the processor type. if you hit the delete key it will pause the screen giving you enough time to see what key you need to press, the most common keys to enter the bios on power up are F1,F2, or the del key, but can be F11 or F12 also.
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November 27, 2012 5:16:35 PM

1st, create a set of backup dvds of the Win8 recovery partition in case things go bad.

2nd, Access to bios is normally by hitting DEL key when you ses ASUS Logo at power on. Then just change the boot order. It may also be possible to select boot device by hitting F8 at the logo.

3rd, With some laptops and from within the bios, look for something called secure boot and disable it or an option to switch os from W8 to W7.
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January 17, 2013 9:53:41 AM

Just in case anyone else had the same issue, 'fast boot' is enabled, to disable it- In Windows8
open sidebar on the right, select Settings, choose Change
PC settings (at the bottom of sidebar), choose 'General' in PC Settings, roll down to Advanced
Settings, select it, wait for the blue screen, choose 'Troubleshoot', select 'Advanced Options',
then select 'UEFI Firmware Settings', with a restart that will take you to the BIOS. Once in BIOS
go to BOOT and you find 'Fast Boot', disable it. hope this helps, this frees up the ESC, F9 and F2 keys on start up.
Hope this helps someone.

When you install or upgrade to Windows 8, or receive a new Windows 8-based PC, one of the first things you should do is create recovery media, providing you with an alternate way to boot the PC and run recovery tools should something go wrong. This process has changed a bit since Windows 7, and now works with both USB-based recovery media as well as disc-based media.

To find the Windows 8 recovery media creator, enter recovery in Start Search and then change the view to Settings. The option you’re looking for is listed as Create a recovery drive in the search results.

The Recovery Media Creator is a desktop-based wizard that will enable you to create recovery media. (Note that you will need a version of this disk that works

After clicking Next, you’ll be prompted to connect a USB flash drive, or you’ll see a list of available drives. If you’d rather use optical media (CD-RW or recordable DVD), you can click the link titled Create a system repair disk with a CD or DVD instead. (This was the only option in Windows 7.) Here, I’ll assume you’re using a USB device, since that’s new to Windows 8.

After selecting the drive, click Next. The wizard will warn you that everything on the drive will be deleted as part of the formatting process. Click Create.

The wizard will prepare and format the drive, and then copy over the utilities and other files that make up the recovery environment.

And … that’s it. If your PC isn’t booting properly, you can boot it from the recovery media to access a recovery environment that includes several useful tools.

Note that there are also other ways to access these recovery tools, and that the recovery media, in many ways, is a prudent, “just in case” last resort. If you have Windows 8 Setup media, that can be used to access the recovery tools. (On the Install Now screen, simply click Repair your computer instead.) And if you can actually boot into Windows, just navigate to PC Settings, General, and then Advanced Startup to access the exact same toolset.

please enable “launch CSM “in the boot menu of the bios .This will allow you to boot from the optical drive.

Look at this too-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC3cdk1Rxbo

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