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How to Access the BIOS on your Windows 10 PC

Oyetoke Tobi - Thursday, February 09, 2017
how to access the bios on Windows 10 PC

Want to access the BIOS on your Windows 10 PC? If yes then read on to how to do so.

Windows 10 generally gives us a lot of options that we can used to configure and customize Windows 10 directly within the operating system, however, by default, there are some settings that can only be changed in the BIOS (full meaning: basic input / output system).

The BIOS is basically a powerful software program which is built into your computer's motherboard and controls everything starting from the boot order of your drives to preboot security options. It also decides whether the Fn key on your keyboard activates a function key or a media control. 

You might want to edit some settings in the BIOS like changing the boot order and so on. And in order to do that, you'll have to boot into the BIOS.

Sadly, because the BIOS is a pre-boot environment, you won't be able access it directly from the Windows OS. Usually, you can press a function key such as F1 or F12 immediately after you turn on your system to enter the BIOS on some slow computers or computers that are set to be slow when booting.

But, most computers produced in the past four to five years boot too quickly to even listen for a key press at startup. And it is very annoying that I will have to shut down my system again in order to boot into the BIOS and if I missed it again then I’d have to do it all over again. Very annoying, isn’t it?

However, there is a pretty easy way to access your BIOS on a Windows 10 PC. You don’t go through the annoying normal way. So let get started!

Head over to the Settings windows in Windows 10. You can do that by clicking the gear icon in the Start menu. Or pressing the Windows Key + I shortcut keys on your keyboard.

Then click on the Update & security entry.




Now click on Recovery tab at the left menu.

Then click on “Restart Now” button below the “Advanced startup” sub-heading. Then your computer will reboot to a special menu.




Now click on Troubleshoot.

Next, click on Advanced options.

Then select UEFI Firmware Settings.

Then click on Restart to boot into the BIOS.

From there, your system will restart and take you to the BIOS.

Have you ever wondered why computer must have a BIOS before they can work properly? If you haven't or you don't know, I think it's high you read our article on Why Must A Computer Have a BIOS.



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