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How to access BIOS in Windows 11?

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The BIOS is an essential part of any computer. It lets users run diagnostics on several different problems and change low-level settings.

There are several different ways you can enter your PC’s BIOS. In this article, we’ll be going over the following three ways. 

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Entering BIOS using a key

Every computer has a set of keys that you can use to perform specific actions like loading the BIOS or selecting the boot drive during startup. While the exact key varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, keys F9 to F12 and Esc are commonly used to load BIOS during boot. You can check your computer’s manual or do a quick google search to find the key for your computer. 

Entering BIOS using Windows Settings

If you’ve already booted up your PC and want to get to the BIOS. Just follow these steps. 

Step 1: Press the Windows key + I to head over to Windows Settings. Scroll down and click Recovery under the System tab, which should be open by default. 

How to access BIOS in Windows 11?

Step 2: Click the Restart now button under Advanced startup. 

How to access BIOS in Windows 11?

Step 3: Click the Restart now button in the confirmation prompt.

How to access BIOS in Windows 11?

Step 4: You’ll now see a screen with several different options. Select Troubleshoot, followed by Advanced Options and finally UEFI Firmware Settings and click Restart. Your PC will reboot into the BIOS.

Entering BIOS using the Command Prompt

The Command Prompt is a handy CLI tool for Windows. You can boot into the BIOS using either the Command Prompt or Windows Powershell. In this example, we’ll be using the Command Prompt. 

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open the Run prompt. Type cmd and hit enter.

How to access BIOS in Windows 11?

Step 2: Type the following command to reboot your PC into the BIOS.

shutdown /r /o /f /t 00
How to access BIOS in Windows 11?

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: