In case of certain problems, you may be required to confirm that the latest version of BIOS is installed on your computer. You will find below the steps to Check BIOS Version in Windows 10
Check BIOS Version in Windows 10
The BIOS (Basic Input Output System) is a small software program that resides in a memory chip on the motherboard of your computer.
The main function of BIOS is to perform a startup check on the hardware components of computer and load the default operating system.
Unlike the Operating System, BIOS does not receive regular updates, but manufacturers do roll out updates to fix bugs, push new features and to improve system stability.
In case of hardware related problems, it is a good practice to check BIOS version and make sure that the version of BIOS as installed on your computer is not outdated.
You will find below various methods to check BIOS Version in Windows 10.
1. Check BIOS version using Command Prompt
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt Admin.
Note: You can also type cmd in the search bar and click on “Command Prompt” in search results.
2. On the Command Prompt Window, type wmic bios get biosversion and press the enter key on the keyboard of your compute.
3. Once the Command is executed, the BIOS Version will be listed on the Command Prompt window.
2. Check BIOS Version Using Run Command
Follow the steps below to find BIOS Version using the Run Command.
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on RUN.
Note: You can also press Windows + R keys to open Run Command dialog box.
2. In the Run Command window, type msinfo32 and click on OK.
3. On System Information screen, you will be able to check BIOS version installed on your computer.
3. Check BIOS Version Using System Information App
Instead of using RUN Command, you can directly open System Information and check BIOS Version installed on your computer.
1. Type “System Information” in the search bar and double click on System Information App.
2. On the System Information screen, scroll down to BIOS entry and you will be able to check BIOS Version installed on your computer.
4. Check BIOS Version Using DirectX Diagnostic Tool
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Run.
2. In the Run Command window, type dxdiag and click on OK.
3. On the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window, you will be able to see the BIOS version under “System information section.
After finding BIOS Version, you can go to the manufacturers website (DELL, HP, etc.) to check the latest version of BIOS as available for download.
Important: Update BIOS only if your computer is going through hardware related problems.