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How to enter the BIOS of your Windows 10 computer

Although it usually has no reason to access it, there are times when you will need to open the BIOS. Therefore, below we will see how to enter the BIOS on your Windows 10 PC.

The BIOS is the basic input and output system that comes bundled with every laptop and desktop computer. It contains basic system settings that you may need to change from time to time. An example is when you need to change the first boot device on the system. In this entry we will make a compilation of the keys to press to enter the BIOS in each brand of computer.

How to enter BIOS in Windows 10

To enter the BIOS, when you turn on your computer you must press a specific key before the Windows startup logo is displayed. What might be confusing is which key to press, as it varies from one computer manufacturer to another.

Make sure you don’t have Quick Start enabled in Windows. In some cases you will have to use the Fn key in addition to the other function keys to enter your BIOS. Now let’s see the list of keys to enter by PC manufacturer:

Acer

Press the F2 key repeatedly or hold it down when turning on the Acer laptop to access the BIOS.

ASUS

F2: Hold down the F2 key and then press the Power button . Keep pressing F2 until you see your BIOS screen.

Delete or Delete: If the F2 key doesn’t work, you may need to try the Delete or Delete key .

Dell

Use the F2 key to enter the BIOS on your Dell laptop or desktop computer. Turn on your laptop and press the F2 key several times. In some cases you will need to hold down the Fn key when you press the F2 key.

HP

The key to access the BIOS may vary from one HP computer to another. You should try the following keys or combinations:

Escape + F10: The most common key is the Escape key. Turn on your laptop and hit the Escape key. You will be presented with a list of menus that you can access, including the BIOS, which you can access using the F10 key.

F10: On some computers, pressing the F10 key will take you directly to BIOS setup on your HP computer.

F2: Press F2 when you start your laptop and you will see a second menu that will tell you which function key (F) to press to access your BIOS.

F6: If the three previous combinations did not work for you, try the F6 key.

Lenovo

Lenovo computers have different BIOS keys, depending on the model you have.

F1: If you have a Lenovo ThinkPad or ThinkCentre, press the F1 key when you start the computer. Wait for the Lenovo screen or logo to appear and then press the F1 key to enter the BIOS.

F2: If your computer is a Lenovo IdeaPad or something other than ThinkPad or ThinkCentre, try the F2 key when starting the system.

Samsung

Turn on the computer and wait for the Samsung logo to appear. Then press the F2 key to access the BIOS.

Sony

Sony is another of the manufacturers whose computers have some variations from one model to another in the way of entering the BIOS.

F2 + Power button: If you have a Sony Vaio S or Z series, press and hold the F2 key and then press the power button to turn on the system. Keep pressing the F2 key until you enter BIOS.

Assist key: Turn on the system and press Assist key to open BIOS. The assist key is a special key that you won’t find on other laptops. It’s not even on all Sony laptops, but if yours does, it can take you straight into the BIOS.

Toshiba

F2: Press the F2 key to access the BIOS on your Toshiba laptop.

F12: If the F2 key does not work, you must reboot the system and press the F12 key to access your BIOS setup.

Open the BIOS from Windows 10 itself

One option that could work for you regardless of the manufacturer of your PC is to enter the BIOS from the same Windows desktop. To do this, hold down the Shift key while restarting the system in the power menu.

This will reboot your system to Advanced Startup Options instead of the desktop. Then choose Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > UEFI Firmware Settings and click Restart. This will launch your BIOS setup page.

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