Tips to Check BIOS Version on Windows Systems

Published May 29, 2015 by Admin

The BIOS is the software that is installed onto computer motherboard by default. Beside, the software can be used to check all the hardware components and load software on a boot device. In some cases, the BIOS need to be updated to solve certain computing problems. If you do not identify that you need to update the BIOS, you can follow this tutorial to check its current version on your PC.


Method One

Hit Win key and R key to open Run box. Type “msinfo32” to the box and click OK button.

msinfo

The System Information dialog will pop up. Look at the right pane, you can check the BIOS Version/Date

system information

Method Two

Another easy way to check BIOS versions is to open a command prompt. Hit Win key and R key at the same time to open Run box again. Type “cmd” into the box and click OK.

cmd

Then type in the following command:

wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion

Hit the Enter key on the keyboard so that you can get a bit more information.

biosversion

Method Three

Hit Win key and R key at the same time to open Run box again. Type “regedit” into the box and click OK.

regedit

Go the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System

And you’ll see several keys related to the BIOS at the right pane, including SystemBiosDate, SystemBiosVersion, VideoBiosDate, and VideoBiosVersion.

registry editor

It is that simple! You can make use of the mentioned methods to determine the BIOS version. You will need to be careful when you update the BIOS. A failed BIOS update will get you into unwanted troubles.

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