Solved Windows 10 is overriding Asus BIOS dual boot order settings

August 14, 2015 at 07:03:47
Specs: Windows 7
I have just updated Win7 to Win10. I have 3 HDDs 2 have XP one has theWin10. I am unable to boot to either of the drives with Xp on them.Win 10 seems to ignore the boot order in the bios. It keeps booting to Win10 only.
My Mobo is Asus P5QL-E.Any ideas as to what I can do?

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August 16, 2015 at 20:14:15
Well, first step would be to make sure Win 10's fast boot's disabled.

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#1
August 14, 2015 at 07:10:55
You haven't provided many details as to your setup, such as how you installed the new OS. Did the drive have Windows 7 on it and you upgraded?

Perhaps these will help:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...

http://www.pagestart.com/winxpdbwin...

http://www.tenforums.com/general-di...

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#2
August 14, 2015 at 07:36:56
Yes, I upgraded from Win7. Also my system is quite old. Asus P5QL-E motherboard, intel core2 CPU, 4 Gb ram.

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#3
August 14, 2015 at 10:40:00
No help on any of those sites, my problem must be very unique and will take an expert to understand and to solve :(

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#4
August 14, 2015 at 12:47:37
Since I reckon your machine is custom-built with Asus mobo, you can try browse through the many Windows 10-related threads asked at Asus Forum. This forum also have Windows 10 FAQ that you may wish to check out.

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#5
August 14, 2015 at 13:24:05
It's . . . difficult for Windows to override the BIOS, especially since it's up to the BIOS to start Windows.

How are you attempting to boot off of the other hard drives? Are you disconnecting the drives? Changing the boot order? Relying on the boot loader?

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#6
August 14, 2015 at 13:35:44
Another question (out of my curiosity) - how did you get the link to Windows 10 update? Did you click on the Notification link in your system tray?

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#7
August 14, 2015 at 21:32:09
Changing the boot order and Relying on the boot loader both. Haven't disconnected any drives yet that's why I am looking for answers here, a fix would save me disconnecting disks. I got 3 HDDs and never had any problems with Win7, this only started after upgrading to Win10.

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#8
August 14, 2015 at 21:33:56
Yes I got the Notification link in my system tray as I had already bought Win7 about 2 yrs ago.

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#9
August 15, 2015 at 03:33:40
Alright but did you also see another pop-up notification (like THIS) to start the upgrade?

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#10
August 15, 2015 at 05:07:51
Yes I had a message saying the upgrade was ready.

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#11
August 15, 2015 at 05:11:44
Those links only seem to be referring to one single partitioned HDD. I have 3 separate physical drives.

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#12
August 16, 2015 at 06:18:06
Sorry to see there is nobody here that understands the unique problem I have. Indeed win10 is over riding my bios setting. It does not change them it just ignores the boot order.

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#13
August 16, 2015 at 20:14:15
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Well, first step would be to make sure Win 10's fast boot's disabled.

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#14
August 17, 2015 at 08:39:10
Thank you son, that fixed everything, you're a genius :) I disabled ' fast boot' from Win10 power options in control panel and its all perfect again.
Thanks again

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#15
August 20, 2015 at 09:28:06
I had the same problem. I had a dual boot system with two different Windows 7 images. One on SSD and the other on a Hard Drive. After upgrading to Win 10 on the SSD I could not get to the Hard Drive version of Windows 7. Anteron is correct. Windows 10 completely ignores your Bios settings and boots no matter what the boot order is set to. Not only that, but it also disables the F12 boot menu on startup. My system is a 5 year old Dell Studio 8100. The only way I found to boot to the Hard Drive is boot into Windows 10 then hold <Shift> as you shutdown. This unlocks the bios on the next boot and then I use the F12 boot menu to point to the Hard Drive OS.

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