No BIOS on Windows 8? Impossible to boot from other devices.

So 2 months ago I updated my laptop: Toshiba Satellite P870 to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7. It works fine, but no matter how I boot it (cold boot, restart to boot options, restart etc.), it entirely skips the BIOS screen that was present on Windows 7 (It said something like TOSHIBA or H20 BIOS). It just goes directly to windows 8 with no other options or possibilities. I have tried all different combinations of F2, F8, F12, Delete, ESC, etc., but it is impossible to access the BIOS or boot options. Now, ordinarily this wouldn't be a problem because windows 8 has that great built in boot options menu. Unfortunately on my computer in the boot options menu, there is no "Use another Device" option. I am currently working with linux and recovery boots from usb drives, which is now impossible to do thanks to this problem with Windows 8.

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 856 Applies to:



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I would like to tell you that The BIOS is completely independent of any operating system you might install. This is because the boot up process starts with the BIOS, then passes control to whatever boot programs are stored on the hard disk.


I would recommend you to post this query in Toshiba support forum:



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