If you need to make changes to your computer’s settings, such as changing the boot order or adjusting system time, you need to access the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). In this blog post, we will cover how to open BIOS in Windows 10.
Method 1: Using the Windows 10 Advanced Startup Options
Follow these steps to access the BIOS using the Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10:
- Click the Start button and then click the Settings icon (the gear symbol).
- In the Settings window, click on Update & Security.
- From the left pane, select Recovery.
- Under the Advanced startup section, click the Restart now button.
- After your computer restarts, you’ll see the ‘Choose an option’ screen. Select Troubleshoot.
- On the next screen, click on Advanced options.
- Click on UEFI Firmware Settings.
- Click on the Restart button, and your computer will reboot into the BIOS settings.
Method 2: Using a Function Key during Startup
Another way to open the BIOS is by using a function key during the startup process. These keys vary depending on the computer’s manufacturer, but the most common keys are F1, F2, F10, Del, or Esc. Here’s what you need to do:
- Shut down your computer completely.
- Power on your computer and immediately start pressing the appropriate function key repeatedly. (Refer to your computer’s documentation or the manufacturer’s website for the specific key.)
- Your computer should now open the BIOS settings menu.
If none of these methods work, consult your computer’s documentation or the manufacturer’s website for more information on accessing the BIOS settings.
Accessing the BIOS in Windows 10 is simple when using either the Advanced Startup Options or a function key during startup. Once in the BIOS, you can modify your computer’s settings as needed, but remember to save your changes before exiting to apply them. Happy tinkering!