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How to enter into BIOS Windows 10?

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  • How to get into BIOS Windows 10?
  • How do I enter BIOS?
  • How do I get to BIOS setup utility in Windows 10?
  • How to enter UEFI (BIOS) on Windows 10 PCs
  • What key do I press to enter BIOS?

Answer:

Before going to know how to enter into BIOS of a Windows 10 operating system, let's see what the BIOS is.

What is BIOS?

BIOS is an acronym that stands for Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). It is important and initial low-level software that is built on the motherboard of your system and allows your system to start up correctly when you press the power button.

BIOS is started automatically when you power up your system. If you want to start your BIOS setup manually, the standard way to enter into BIOS Setup Utility is to press a specific key, either F1 or F2 key, according to the model of your PC. In some PCs, the users have to hold down the Fn key while pressing the F1 or F2 key. If you find the color of F1 to F12 keys on your laptop orange or blue, you must hold the Fn key to enable the function keys. If the color of F1 to F12 keys on the keyboard is white, you don't require holding the Fn key.

Why enter into BIOS?

BIOS is responsible for doing operations on your system, such as booting and configuring hardware such as a mouse, keyboard, memory, processor, etc. Inside the BIOS setup, you can easily change many basic computer settings such as the boot order, system time and date, or enabled hardware components. That is the reason why BIOS (basic input/output system) is also called "Setup."

Nowadays, in modern devices, UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is used instead of BIOS. UEFI provides some additional benefits, such as faster boot times, improved security, large capacity hard drive support, etc.

How to enter into BIOS?

The BIOS is a pre-boot environment, so you can't access BIOS directly within Windows. In Windows 10, BIOS is known as UEFI. Let's see how to enter into the UEFI or BIOS in Windows 10 PC. Follow the steps given below:

  • Click on the Start menu button of your system and click on the Setting/gear icon option to open the Windows setting. See the below image.
How to enter into BIOS Windows 10
  • After clicking on the Setting option, a new window will appear. Click on the "Update & Security" option.
How to enter into BIOS Windows 10
  • After clicking on the update & security, a new window will appear. Click on the "Recovery" option into the left-hand side of the Windows pane. See the below image:
How to enter into BIOS Windows 10
  • After clicking on the recovery button, you will see the "Restart now" button under the Advanced startup section on the Windows pane's right-hand side. Now, click on the "Restart now" button.
How to enter into BIOS Windows 10
  • After clicking on the "Restart now" button, your system will be restarted, and you will see a screen like the below image. Click on the "troubleshoot" button.
How to enter into BIOS Windows 10
  • After clicking on the Troubleshoot button, you will see two options Reset this PC and Advanced options. Click on the "Advanced options."
How to enter into BIOS Windows 10
  • After clicking on the advanced options button, you will see multiple advanced options on the screen, such as System Restore, System Image Recovery, Startup Repair, Startup Setting, UEFI Firmware Setting, and Command Prompt, etc. Now, click on the UEFI Firmware Setting option.
How to enter into BIOS Windows 10
  • After clicking on the UEFI Firmware Setting option, you will be asked to restart your PC now. Click on the Restart button, and the system will take you to the BIOS setup of Windows 10.
How to enter into BIOS Windows 10

Access UEFI (BIOS) using boot key option in Windows 10

Use the following steps to enter into the UEFI or legacy BIOS during booting process:

  • Press the power button to start your computer and instantly press the required key repeatedly until you enter the setup mode. Generally, ESC, Delete, or one of the Function keys (F1, F2, F10, etc.) is pressed to enter the setup mode. You can read more information about your specific PC on the booklet given with the PC.
  • After completing the above steps, your device will be entered into BIOS or UEFI firmware setup mode.

Note: If your system doesn't enter into BIOS or UEFI firmware setup mode, restart the device again and quickly repeat the above stets.

Some computer brands and their respective keys to enter into BIOS.

Following is a list of some computer brands and their respective keys which you have to press to enter into BIOS:

  • Dell: F2 or F12.
  • HP: ESC or F10.
  • Acer: F2 or Delete.
  • ASUS: F2 or Delete.
  • Lenovo: F1 or F2.
  • MSI: Delete.
  • Toshiba: F2.
  • Samsung: F2.
  • Surface: Press and hold the volume up button.





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