How to Enter BIOS on Windows 10

BIOS is commonly known as Basic Input and Output. Windows 10 provide many settings in the BIOS. To enter BIOS on windows 10, every computer or laptop has its own method, commonly, those are known as keys. You can do multiple things in the BIOS of your systems like changing system date and time, enabling hardware components are all done using the BIOS on Windows 10. In this guide, We Will guide you on “How to Enter BIOS on Windows 10”.

We have compiled different methods to enter BIOS.  All of them will be covered in this article. As BIOS is a pre-boot system, so you will be not able to access it from windows. It can be accessed before booting the windows into the system.

How to Enter BIOs on Windows 10

In this modern era, most computers boot so quickly. Therefore, they provide an easy way to access BIOS, but first of all, you have to boot into Windows. Follow the below Procedure to enter BIOS on windows 10.

Go to Settings or click Windows + I.

Open Settings

In the Settings, click on the Update & Security.

Update & Security

In Update & Security, select Recovery from the left menu. After selecting recovery, you will see Restart Now option under the Advanced startup. Click on it and your computer will restart.

Restart Now

Your computer will restart into the boot section and you will see some options. From the available options, select the Troubleshoot option.

Select Troubleshoot

On the next screen, you will see six more options. Select the UEFI Firmware Settings. If you don’t see the UEFI Firmware Settings option then you have to click on the  Startup Settings and when your PC restarts press F1 (or F2) to enter BIOS.

UEFI Firmware Settings

In the UEFI Firmware Settings, you will get only one option Restart Now. Click on it and your computer will restart straight into UEFI BIOS.

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BIOS Keys for different Computers


Most commonly, HP machines will open the gate to their BIOS by using the F9 or Esc keys. While some of the HP computers will allow the user to enter the BIOS by using F1, F2, F6, or F11 keys.

HP covered all its BIOS information here.


On the latest version of DELL machines, you can enter the BIOS by pressing the F2 key. If it doesn’t work then you can try the F1, Delete, F12, or F3. Some old models of DELL machines use Ctrl + Alt + Enter or Delete or Fn + Esc or Fn + F1.

To get information about the DELL BIOS or to Update BIOS on DELL machines, you can follow this guide.


ACER machines use F2 and Delete as keys to entering BIOS. Some old computers are still using F1 or Ctrl + Alt + Esc as a key to enter BIOS.

You can get the information about BIOS on Acer machines here.

Lenovo BIOS Keys

On Lenovo desktop computers, F1 is the key to entering into the BIOS. While their laptops use F2 or Fn + F2 as a BIOS key. Some old versions of Lenovo use Ctrl + Alt + F3 or Ctrl + Alt + Insert Key or Fn + F1.

If you are using a Thinkpad then you can use this resource about BIOS: How to access the BIOS on Thinkpad.


The most common key used to enter in the BIOS of ASUS machines is F2. Depending on the model of your machine, it may be Delete or Insert key and sometimes it will be F10. 

Samsung BIOS Keys

The F2 key is used to enter the BIOS mode in Samsung machines. You have to press F2 when you see the Samsung logo during restart.

Sony BIOS Keys

On sony VAIO, F2 or F3 keys will take you to the BIOS. If your VAIO has the ASSIST key, then press that and hold it when your laptop is restarting. This works when your VAIO comes with windows 8 as a default.

Microsoft Surface BIOS Keys

You can enter into BIOS mode by pressing and holding the volume-up button. You have to release the Volume-up button when you see the Windows logo on the screen.

Other Manufacturers

Not all computer manufacturers use the same motherboard manufacturers. Also, motherboard manufacturers don’t use the same key to enter BIOS on windows 10. If you have a laptop of any other company that we have not covered above, you have to search for the model on the internet to get the exact key to enter into the BIOS.

Now, most computer owners know how to enter BIOS in Windows 10. If you are still facing the issue to enter into BIOS then the issue might be with your keyboard keys. Try any other Keyboard.

Umar Farooq
Umar Farooq
Umar Farooq is a digital Evangelist having right commands on writing, also he is a web developer. He has a BS(Computer Science) and now he is Full-Time writer of TechanZone.

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