Depending on the manufacturer, there will be ways to access the BIOS of different computers.
Basically, BIOS (short for Basic Input / Output System – basic input / output system) is the place where many groups of commands are stored on a motherboard’s Firmware chip to control basic features of the computer. such as setting up the hard drive, disk, USB drive when restarting the operating system, checking and running the drivers of peripheral devices such as keyboard, USB, mouse, sound card, …
There are many ways to access the computer’s BIOS setup page, even a simple key combination at the right time when the system is booting will also take you into the BIOS. However, depending on the manufacturer, there will be ways to access the BIOS of different computers. The difference will depend on whether you are using a PC with BIOS LEGACY or BIOS UEFI (newer), or even both. The following will be a summary of some basic ways for reference readers and use when needed.
1. How to get into the UEFI Windows 10 BIOS on new computers
The majority of UEFI BIOS standard will be equipped on new computers, this will shorten the boot time. Therefore, new versions of Windows will make it easier for users to access the BIOS, but first you need to boot into Windows.
Go to Settings> Update & Security.
Next, click on the Recovery item and click the Restart now option in the Advanced startup section.
When the computer will restart and access the Automatic Repair mode, click on the “Advanced options” option.
Next, click on “Troubleshoot” to go to the Advanced options selection page. Now click UEFI Firmware Settings and click Restart.
2. How to access BISO on older computers
For older computers that do not have Windows 10 installed and use older Windows versions like Windows 7, you must use the traditional way to enter the BIOS, ie wait for the right time and press the correct key.
Perhaps you will be very fortunate to have a system that reveals to you the key combination to open the BIOS when you start your computer. For example, on some computers, after turning on the power, the first screen we see has a message that we can access BIOS settings by pressing F2.
If the boot screen does not give any information, follow the method mentioned below to access the BIOS in some vendors.
– With the BIOS on Acer, most will be set to the F2 or Delete key. If in older models, the shortcut will be F1 or sometimes Ctrl + Alt + Esc.
– With BIOS on Asus, most will be set to the F2 key. The rest will be either Delete or Insert key or sometimes F10.
– With BIOS on Dell, new models will be set to BISO shortcut as F2. Sometimes there are some changes: F1, Delete, F12, or F3.
– With BISO on HP, the most used shortcut is F10 and Esc. However, there are still some models that set shortcuts as F1, F2, F6, or F11. Tablet models will be set to F10 or F12.
– With BIOS on Sony, F2 or F3 or sometimes F1 will be the default setting.
In general, the most popular BIOS access keys for computers are now F1, F2, F10, F12, DEL or ESC. However, you can distinguish according to the type of motherboard or model to easily know the BIOS access key.