In a rather interesting turn of events at Microsoft’s Windows 8 development department, there are some plans to create new boot options for the operating system. Why? Well, Windows 8 boots up so quickly that it will leave only a tiny 200ms window in which to signal to the booting system that the user intends to change its boot setup. If you’re very worried about the change, then there’s an alter boot and BIOS settings panel via the Advanced startup section of the General options menu.
To get the full explanation of the change, check out Chris Clark’s post relating to the boot options. He also made not that the changes apply to newer PCs with UEFI BIOS. As he states, “legacy hardware that was made before Windows 8 will not have these new UEFI-provided menu features (booting to firmware settings and booting directly to a device). The firmware on these devices will continue to support this functionality from the POST screen as it did in the past.” Indeed, sir.