How to get to the BIOS on Windows 10

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Windows 10 gives you the ability to access the BIOS (Basic Input / Output System) through your computer’s operating system settings. This feature is really useful because many new computers start up too fast, so you won’t have time to enter the BIOS on startup.


BIOS (Basic Input / Output System) is the first program that runs on your computer when you turn it on and it’s built on your computer motherboard. The BIOS programs get the lowest level access to your computer’s hardware and check the basic system requirements. If you remove an essential part on your computer motherboard, you will hear a beep, such as when you remove the CMOS battery or when it is dead on your computer.


This post provides two methods for accessing a computer’s BIOS.


How to get to BIOS on Windows 10

Right-click on Start, then select Settings. Or

You can also access the Windows 10 settings by pressing Windows and I keys at the same time.

In the Windows Settings window, click Update & Security.

On the left side of the screen, select Recovery.

Find the Advanced startup section, then click the Restart Now button.

In the Choose an option window, select Troubleshoot.

Now click on Advanced Options in the Troubleshoot screen.

Click UEFI Firmware Settings.

In the UEFI Firmware Settings screen, click Restart.

When you are done, the computer will restart and take you to the BIOS settings.


How to get to BIOS screen on startup

Another way to enter bios is to press one or more keys at the same time when the computer is turned on. Each brand of computers configures its own way of entering their BIOS settings, but the F2 key and the Delete key are most often used to enter the computer’s BIOS. If you don’t know which key to press to enter your computer’s BIOS, you can check it in your computer screen when you turn it on or consult the computer manual guide. Below are the common keys used to enter the BIOS on some computers:

Acer: F2 or Delete

ASUS: F2 or Delete

Dell: F2 or F12

HP: ESC or F10

Lenovo: F1 or F2

MSI: Delete

Toshiba: F2

Samsung: F2

Sony: F1, F2, or F3


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