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F8 Boot Menu is not appearing on system startup


If this occurs you will be unable to access the ‘recovery partition’. This occurs because of something to do with the laptop bios mode being in legacy or UEFI. No matter what you do tapping F8 only shows basic startup functions, safe mode, safe mode with networking or with command prompt.


Connect a USB keyboard and then press F8. Works straight away.

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