Complete Guide To Enter BIOS Windows 10

By nagib

PUBLISHED 1:02 pm GMT+0700 Sat September 2021

Windows 10 is a modern operating system from Microsoft that offers many features and personalization options tailored to the needs of users.

But if you want to adjust how the computer turns on and the keyboard is recognized, then we have to configure the BIOS. How do I enter the BIOS? Check out the following explanation.

BIOS can simply be defined as a software installed on the motherboard that is used to manage all things related to the computer.

Starting from managing how the hardware communicates with windows to setting the keys on the keyboard (Fn). (read more: Understanding BIOS and its Functions ).

On older windows operating systems such as Win XP or Win 7, entering the BIOS is very easy. Simply pressing the keyboard button a few times shortly after startup, the BIOS screen will appear.

However, since Windows 8 and Windows 10 were introduced, there has been a fastboot feature which by default disables the keyboard key combination to enter the BIOS.

Steps to enter BIOS on Windows 10

This guide is done through the menu on Windows 10 which can be done on various brands of laptops such as Lenovo, Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and so on. The details are as follows:

1. Open Windows Settings by pressing the Windows key + I, or you can also press the Start button and select the Settings menu.

2. Select the Update & Security menu.

Update & Security Windows

3. And then click on Recovery and in the Advanced startup section press the Restart now button. The computer will restart and enter the advanced startup menu.

Windows 10 Advanced Startup

3. After restart will appear on the menu options screen. Select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > UEFI Firmware Settings and press Restart.

UEFI Firmware Settings Windows

4. If there are no problems then you will be able to enter the BIOS in your Windows 10

Easy isn’t it? Then what if for example we are still using the old operating system such as Windows XP and Windows 7? Calm down.. will also share the method as follows.

How to Enter BIOS on Windows 7 or XP

As explained at the beginning of the article that for older versions of Windows, the method is very easy, namely using a combination of several keyboard keys to enter the BIOS.

However, the keyboard combination used can be different depending on the motherboard used. Here are some key combinations that are commonly used in several brands.

Brand Button (Depending on Type)
Acer F2 and Delete, F1 or Combination Ctrl + Alt + Esc
Lenovo F1, F2, Combination Ctrl + Alt + F3 or Fn + F1
Asus F2, Delete or Insert
Dell F2, F1, Delete, F12, F3, Combination Ctrl + Alt + Enter
mobile phone F10, Esc, F1, F2, F6, F10, F11 or F12

Attention !

To enter the BIOS, press the key combination above shortly after the computer turns on and before the windows logo appears. If it is late, the computer will start normally and enter the windows page.

Additional Updates!!

For some users, especially for Acer E5-552 users or maybe other brand laptop users, when you install Windows in Legacy mode, there are some users who complain that they can’t enter the BIOS. And also how to enter the BIOS above cannot be practiced because the UEFI Firmware Settings menu does not exist.

To be able to enter the BIOS in Legacy mode, you can also update your BIOS firmware. This BIOS update is indeed a lot of people say it’s risky because if it’s wrong, the laptop can be damaged.

But from several times I tried to update the BIOS / Firmware (more than 4x updates) in fact it went smoothly. So you don’t have to worry about updating the BIOS.

For Acer laptop users, you can download the BIOS firmware here Determine the type of Acer product then download the BIOS driver.

For brands other than Acer, please search for yourself on Google for their respective BIOS drivers.

When updating the BIOS, the laptop must be connected to the charger. If the BIOS update is successful, your BIOS will return to its original settings, namely in UEFI mode.

This results in you not being able to enter Windows (No bootable OS) because you previously installed Windows in Legacy mode. To be able to enter Windows again, please change the BIOS mode to Legacy mode, save settings and exit. After this you can enter Windows or enter the BIOS in Legacy mode.

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