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Enabling PXE Boot for Intel® Desktop Boards


Last Reviewed: 23-Feb-2016
Article ID: 000006678

On Intel® Desktop Boards that support the Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE), you can set the network as a boot device. This selection allows booting from the onboard LAN.

To enable the network as a boot device:

  1. Press F2 during boot to enter BIOS Setup.
  2. Go to the Boot menu.
  3. Enable Boot to Network.
  4. Press F10 to save and exit the BIOS Setup.

Pressing the F12 key during POST automatically forces booting from the LAN. To use this key during POST, the User Access Level in the Security menu of the BIOS Setup program must be set to Full.

This article applies to:

Intel® Desktop Board DQ33HS
Intel® Desktop Board D945GZCC2
Intel® Desktop Board CA810E
Intel® Desktop Board DQ963GS
Intel® Desktop Board D845PECE
Intel® Desktop Board D815EFV