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I just built a desktop with a sabertooth x79 motherboard, and am running Windows 8.1 pro 64-bit. When I click the UEFI BIOS Firmware live tile via the change PC settings>update and recovery>recovery>etc. my computer reboots normally to Windows and will not open BIOS. I have tried accessing it using the delete and f2 keys, but this does nothing either.

I am up to date in terms of my BIOS, and am definitely running UEFI and not legacy.

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[Code] .....

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2) Tried pressing/hitting F1,F2,F12,DEL keys

3) I have also used lenovo one key recovery button there it showed "bios setup" when i selected it and hit enter it is just doing normal windows 8 boot still i can't access uefi bios

4) Tried updating BIOS for the laptop but unfortunately there was no bios update for this model

5) Tried resetting Laptop by removing battery and ac adapter and pressing and holding power button for 30 seconds but still no use i can't access BIOS yet

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