Go Into Bios Windows 10: The Basic Input Output System aka BIOS is an integral of Windows computers. Although the Windows OS allows you to configure a ton of settings through the operating system, you could access most features with the BIOS only.
Before the Windows 10, accessing the BIOS was possible when the computer was coming on, Windows made the startup slow enough for users to access the BIOS tool, but with the current speed recent Windows versions posses, it is somewhat impossible to access the BIOS from here.
The BIOS can be used to Troubleshoot some types of issues, enable or disable features like RAID array, Secure bot and others. You could also use the BIOS to adjust memory and processor advanced settings etc.
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How To Go Into Bios Windows 10 (UEFI)
Initially, BIOS on windows used to be accessible by hitting F1 or F2 as the computer powered on. If you own a device or Windows version that has been made in the past four to five years, it probably turns on too fast to hit a key in time. That’s where this guide picks up.
Now, let’s dive into how to get to your Windows 10 BIOS.
- Navigate to Settings. You can get there by clicking the gear icon on the Start menu.
- Select Update & security
- Select Recovery from the left menu.
- Click Restart Now under Advanced startup. The computer will reboot to a special menu.
- Click Troubleshoot
- Click Advanced options
- Select UEFI Firmware Settings. If you don’t see this icon, then press Startup Settings, instead. When your PC is restarting, tap F1 (or F2) to access the BIOS.
- Click Restart
How To Enter UEFI aka BIOS (Video)
How To Enter UEFI (BIOS) With The Boot Key Option
If you are using Windows 10 with a device that has a legacy BIOS or you do not have access to the Windows 10 desktop, it is possible to access the firmware during boot still.
- Press your Power button.
- See Screen splash and take note of the key you must punch to enter the BIOS (if it applies here).
- Repeatedly press the key you are given until you enter the setup mode. The most common keys are often one of the Function keys or Esc or Delete key.
Major PC Brand And Their Keys
- Acer: F2 or Delete.
- ASUS: F2 or Delete.
- Dell: F2 or F12.
- HP: ESC or F10.
- Lenovo: F1 or F2.
- MSI: Delete.
- Samsung: F2
- Surface: Press and hold the volume up button.
- Toshiba: F2
After the steps, your device will enter the UEFI or BIOS depending on your motherboard support. If your device boots too fast or restarts again, punch the required key repeatedly. If this does not work, browse about your device. Devices that use the UEFI firmware may sometimes not boot with this method; the Settings method should suffice in such cases.