HP Pavilion Laptop Startup / Boot Up Function Keys

When turning on an older HP Pavilion laptop computer, at boot up, you’ll briefly see a list of function keys and their uses. Here is that list:

  • ESC – Press to Enable Startup Messages
  • F1 – Press to System Information
  • F2 – Press to Run Startup Check
  • F9 – Press to Change Boot Device Order
  • F10 – Press to Access BIOS Setup Options
  • F11 – Press to Access System Recovery Options

Not shown in the on-screen list is the F8 key which will start Windows in Safe Mode.

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