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How to Access BIOS on Windows 10/8/8.1/7

Windows OS is the most general used OS on PCs. Windows OS for PC is like Android OS for smartphones. It is the easiest OS for PC where you could do all the basic and modern things independent of your user experience. Available BIOS (Basic Input Output System) in Windows PC looks like a complex thing if you know how to do it. It is one of the easiest things that you could do on your PC. Follow the under proceeds to know how to access the BIOS settings in Windows.

In new model computers, you could avail UEFI instead of BIOS settings. UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is similar to BIOS settings but with any modern settings. In older computers, BIOS is the primary setup tool. When in new computers, you could still avail BIOS if your computer is capable of it.

How to Access BIOS Windows 10?

In modern computers with Windows 10 OS, you can get the UEFI settings. BIOS settings are outdated in Windows 10. In some way computers with Windows 8 and 8.1, you could not access BIOS settings. Follow the below procedures to access UEFI Windows 10.

Step(1) To start the Settings toolbar on your PC by managing shortcut keys(Win + I) or clicking the app.

Step(2) pick Update & Security on the Settings menu.

Step(3) select Recovery on the left side of the screen.

Step(4) Below Advanced startup, pick Restart now. Your PC would start to restart.

Step(5) Though you restart your PC using Advanced startup, it would request you to selected the boot options to turn on. When a screen is views, click Troubleshoot.

Step(6) Below Troubleshoot, click Advanced options and select UEFI Firmware Settings.

Step(7) here, pick Restart. It will redirect you to the UEFI settings. Do the required changes and leave the UEFI settings.

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Ways to Access BIOS on Windows 8 and 8.1

In Windows 8 and 8.1, you could get the BIOS in three ways.

Way 1: In both Windows 10 and 8, you need to restart your PC below Advanced startup. In Windows 10, the Restart now button is accessible on the Recovery tab whereas, in Windows 8 and 8.1, it is available on the General tab below the PC settings.

Way 2: You could simply pick the Restart button. Though restarting, press and hold the Shift key still you get the boot menu. This might or might not work in all the PCs. If this method fails, manage the above method or the below-mentioned way.

Way 3: You could get access to BIOS by manage Command Prompt as well. Open the Command Prompt and entering the under command and click the Enter key

shutdown.exe /r /o

Executing this command would directly get into the boot menu.\

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How to enter BIOS mode on Windows 7

In Windows 7, you could access the old fashioned BIOS settings. For that, you want to know the correct BIOS key. The BIOS key might or might not differ regarding to the brand and models of PC. If you need to know, what is the correct BIOS key for your PC, check the under list.

List of BIOS keys for different brands and models

F1, F2, F10, Delete, Esc are the common keys for BIOS Setup. Any time, combinations of keys may work. Ctrl + Alt + Esc or Ctrl + Alt + Delete are the common keys that could be used to access the BIOS setup.

BIOS keys for Dell PCs

For new models, try F2. If it fails, try F1, Delete, F12, or F3

For older models, try Ctrl + Alt + Enter, Delete + Esc, Delete + Fn, or Fn + F1

BIOS keys for Aces PCs

For new models, try F2, Delete, or F10

For older models, try F1 or Ctrl + Alt + Esc

BIOS keys for HP PCs

The common keys are F10 and Esc.

If it fails, try F1, F2, F6, F10, F11. F12.

BIOS keys for ASUS PCs

F2 is the most common key

If not, try Delete, Insert, or F10 keys

BIOS keys for Sony PCs

F1, F2, F3 are the common keys

If your PC has the ASSIST key, try that key

BIOS keys for MSI PCs

Delete key or F2 key is the correct one.

BIOS keys for Toshiba PCs

F2 is mostly the correct key

If it fails, try F1 and Esc keys

In Toshiba Equium, F12 is the key

What is the correct time or moment to click the BIOS key

Here you know what is the correct key to type the BIOS settings. If you do not know the correct time, push the BIOS key for the whole time during the restart still you get the BIOS menu.

In most of the computers, it would ask you to click the BIOS Setup key, like the image shown below.

If it did not ask, the correct time would be is that the time after the Windows logo appears. Push the correct BIOS key after the Windows logo is shown.

How to Access BIOS on Windows 7?

Here, as you have known the correct BIOS key, remain access the BIOS Windows 7.

Step(1) Restart your PC in your desired methods. There is no Advanced startup like you do in Windows 10.

Step(2) When restarting, afterwards the Windows logo appears, push the correct BIOS key.

Step(3) create the required changes and leave the BIOS settings.

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Our Opinion

The above are the ways that can be used to access the BIOS settings in different Windows OS. If you are managing older Windows versions (Windows 7 or below), update your OS to the newer versions to get the more customized BIOS settings. There are plenty of options accessible on the BIOS menu and you could look into it by accessing the BIOS.

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