The BIOS settings are used to modify the motherboard settings as per your requirements. Apart from entering BIOS by pressing some pre-defined keys during system boot up, you can also enter the BIOS using the Windows inbuilt functionality. The reason for entering BIOS or UEFI from Windows 10 interface is that the latest computers are very fast and you do not get time to hit the keyboard key after POST to actually enter the CMOS settings. So, Windows 10 has come up with an option to change the firmware settings of the laptop or desktop computer.
Before we proceed to know the steps to enter BIOS in Windows 10, You might be knowing that different brands of computer systems have different dedicated keys to enter BIOS during startup. The most common of the keys used to change the CMOS settings are Del, F2, F1, F10, F12 & Ctrl+Alt+Esc. If you have an assembled computer, then you can refer the motherboard manual to know the key to enter BIOS setup. For a branded system you can try the above mentioned common keys.
So if you are unable to enter the BIOS either due to fast bootup or not knowing the pre-defined key to enter the CMOS setup, you can easily follow the steps mentioned below.
Steps to Enter UEFI Settings in Windows 10 Operating system
1 Open settings by pressing Windows logo key + I key on the keyboard or click on the start button and open settings. Next Click on Update & Security.
2 Next, from the options given on the left sidebar, click on the recovery.
3 Now from the given choices on the right-hand side, click on Restart Now under the Advanced Startup.
4 The system will restart and from the various options presented on the next screen, Click on Troubleshoot.
5 In the next screen, click on advanced options.
6 Now, to enter the BIOS or UEFI settings, you need to click on UEFI Firmware Settings.
7 Next, click on restart in the next screen and your system will restart in BIOS setup mode.
“Note: In some systems, you may not see the UEFI Firmware Settings option, it all depends on the Windows Build.”
Even if you are unable to boot from either of the two methods described above, you can use the bootable CD or USB disk. So boot from the bootable disk, and you need to click on Repair your computer instead of clicking Install now. Now click on troubleshoot and then UEFI Firmware Settings. Whatever method you use to alter the BIOS settings, you have to be extra careful since any wrong setting can let your windows computer system to behave abnormally.