How to enter BIOS or UEFI settings in Windows 10

You may need to access the BIOS or UEFI on your computer to make changes to the BIOS or UEFI settings. Below are different methods to enter BIOS or UEFI settings in Windows 10.

Enter the BIOS or UEFI settings in Windows 10

On most Windows computers, you should be able to enter the BIOS or UEFI settings by pressing a specific key (DEL, F1, F2, F10, or ESC) while the computer is booting.

Apart from that, you can also enter the BIOS or UEFI settings from the boot menu, settings menu, login screen and also from command prompt.

If your computer won’t boot at all, you can enter BIOS by using Windows 10 bootable USB drive.

Finally, if you don’t have a Windows 10 bootable USB drive, you can enter BIOS by forcing your computer to boot into recovery mode.

1. Enter the BIOS by pressing the designated key during the boot process

As mentioned above, most computers provide the ability to enter the BIOS by pressing a specific key.

1. start your computer and watch the scrolling texts that appear on your computer screen. The specified key to enter the BIOS will be mentioned in one of the running messages.

Press the DEL key to enter BIOS setup

Note: When you restart your computer, you only have a few seconds to read the scrolling texts. Restart the computer again if you miss the opportunity to read the messages properly.

2. Once you have written down the designated key, start anew your computer and press the marked keyuntil you see the BIOS or UEFI settings screen.

Note: On older computers, you may need to press/release the suggested key more than once. Do not hold down the button and do not press the button too many times, otherwise you may lock the system.

2. Enter BIOS or UEFI from the boot menu

If you’re already signed into your user account, you can enter the BIOS or UEFI settings on your computer by going to the Advanced Boot Options screen.

1. Click on Start (1) button > Power Icon (2) > hold down shift key on your computer keyboard and click reboot (3) Possibility.

Restart the Windows computer

2. Then click on Troubleshooting > Expanded options.

Open advanced options in Windows

3. On the Advanced Options screen, click UEFI firmware settings Possibility.

Open the UEFI Firmware Settings option in Windows

4. On the next screen, click Start anew to enter the UEFI firmware settings on your computer.

3. Enter BIOS or UEFI from the login screen

If you are not logged into your user account, you can enter BIOS or UEFI settings directly from the login screen.

1. Click on that Power Icon (1) located in the lower right corner of the login screen > press and hold shift key on your computer keyboard and click reboot (2) Possibility.

Restart the Windows computer

2. Then click on Troubleshooting > Expanded options > UEFI firmware settings.

Open the UEFI Firmware Settings option in Windows

3. On the next screen, click Start anew to enter the UEFI firmware settings on your computer.

Note: Click anywhere on the login screen if the power icon is not visible on the login screen.

4. Enter BIOS or UEFI from Windows settings

You can also access the BIOS from the settings on your computer.

1. Open settings on your computer and click Updates & Security.

Update and security settings option in Windows

2. On the next screen, click Restoration in the left pane. In the right pane, click Restart now Option located in Advanced Startup section.

Open Windows Advanced Boot Options using Settings

3. Then click on Troubleshooting > Expanded options > UEFI firmware settings Possibility.

Open the UEFI Firmware Settings option in Windows

4. On the next screen, click Start anew to enter the UEFI firmware settings on your computer.

5. Enter the BIOS or UEFI settings using the key combination

If you cannot open the Start menu on your computer, you can use to access the BIOS or UEFI settings on your computer Ctrl + Alt + Delete keyboard shortcuts.

1. Press ctrl + Old + Extinguish Keys on your computer keyboard.

2. On the next screen, click the power icon > hold down shift key on your computer keyboard and click reboot (2) Possibility.

Restart the computer from the Power Command screen

3. Then click on Troubleshooting > Expanded options > UEFI firmware settings.

Open the UEFI Firmware Settings option in Windows

4. On the next screen, click Start anew to enter the UEFI firmware settings on your computer.

6. Enter BIOS using a Windows 10 bootable USB drive

If your computer won’t boot, you need a bootable USB Windows 10 USB drive to get into the BIOS.

1. insertion Bootable Windows 10 USB drive in the USB port of your computer and press the perfomance button to start your computer.

2. After your computer starts up, click Next Button.

Windows setup screen

3. On the next screen, click Fix your computer option located in the bottom left corner of your screen.

option

4. Then click on Troubleshooting > Expanded options > UEFI firmware settings Possibility.

Open the UEFI Firmware Settings option in Windows

5. On the next screen, click Start anew to enter the UEFI firmware settings on your computer.

7. Enter the BIOS with automatic repair

If your computer won’t boot and you don’t have a Windows 10 bootable USB drive, you can still get into BIOS by forcing your computer to enter recovery mode.

1. Start your computer by pressing power button.

2. The operating system cannot load, your computer starts the self-diagnostic power-on self-test (POST).

3. Immediately after the power-on self-test (POST) completes, press the perfomance button to shut down the computer.

4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 two more times.

5. During the third reboot, your computer enters the “Windows Recovery Environment” and automatically runs a series of diagnostic tests to fix startup problems.

Windows Automatic Repair screen

6. If prompted, select yours user accountenter the password for your user account and click on Continue.

Enter the password on the Windows start screen

7. After completing all diagnostic tests, click Expanded options.

Advanced boot option on Windows automatic repair screen

8th. On the Advanced Options screen, click UEFI firmware settings Possibility.

9. On the next screen, click Start anew to enter the UEFI firmware settings on your computer.

8. Enter the BIOS from the command prompt

As mentioned above, you can also enter BIOS or UEFI settings in Windows 10 using Command Prompt.

1. Open Command Prompt (Admin) on your computer

2. Enter on the prompt screen Shutdown /r /o /f /t 00 and press the Enter key on your computer’s keyboard.

Open Windows Advanced Boot Options from Command Prompt

3. After your computer restarts, click Troubleshooting > Expanded options > UEFI firmware settings Possibility.

Open the UEFI Firmware Settings option in Windows

4. On the next screen, click Start anew to enter the UEFI firmware settings on your computer.

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