How to Enter BIOS


Do you need to change your boot device or set your system clock? The BIOS is the place for you. The BIOS controls all of the low-level functions of your PC, and you'll need to access it if you want to make any changes. Accessing the BIOS varies from computer to computer, but the basic process is the same.

Part 1
Entering Your BIOS

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Since the BIOS controls your system’s most basic functions, you have to access it before Windows loads.

Entering Your BIOS on How to Enter BIOS

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As soon as you see the manufacturer’s logo, press the key specified to enter Setup or BIOS. The most common keys are F1, F2 and Delete. If you don’t hit the key in time, Windows will load and you will have to reboot and retry.

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Once you have loaded the BIOS, you can use your keyboard to navigate the menus. Your mouse will most likely not be working. You can use the BIOS to change the basic settings for your hardware.

Part 2
Entering UEFI Settings for Windows 8

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You can access the Charms bar by moving your mouse to the upper- or lower-right corner of the screen. If you are using Windows 8, you've probably noticed that your computer’s boot sequence is too fast to hit the Setup key. Because of this, Windows 8 allows you to boot into an Advanced menu. You have to perform this action within Windows.

Entering UEFI Settings for Windows 8 on How to Enter BIOS

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Shift and click "Restart".

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You may have to click "Restart" again. This will allow you to change your UEFI settings, which are similar to your BIOS settings.