If you encounter any issues it is possible that you will need to verify that the most recent version of BIOS is running on your system. Below are the steps needed to check BIOS Version on Windows 10
Verify the BIOS Version in Windows 10
This BIOS (Basic Input Output System) is a tiny software program that runs on an internal memory chip that is located on the motherboard in your PC.
The primary purpose that BIOS performs BIOS is to run an initial check of the hardware components of the computer as well as load up the operating system that is default.
Contrary to it’s counterpart, the Operating System, BIOS does not receive updates regularly however, manufacturers release update to correct bugs introduce new features, and improve stability of the system.
If you encounter hardware-related problems, it’s recommended to verify the BIOS version. Also, make sure that the BIOS version that is installed on your system isn’t out of date.
Below are a variety of ways to verify BIOS Version in Windows 10.
1. Check BIOS version by pressing Command Prompt
1. Right-click on the Start button and then click Command Prompt Administration.
NOTE: You can also type cmd into the search bar, and then hit “Command Prompt” in search results.
2. On the Command Prompt Window Type WMIC bios Get Biosversion and hit enter in the keypad of the laptop.
3. Once the Command is completed The BIOS Version will be listed in the Command Prompt window.
2. Check BIOS Version Using Run Command
Follow the steps below to locate BIOS Version using the Run Command.
1. Right-click on the Start button, then click RUN.
Note: You can also use the Windows + R keys to open the Run Command dialog box.
2. In the Run Command window Enter msinfo32 in the search box and click OK.
3. On System Information screen, you’ll be able to verify the BIOS version that is installed on your PC.
3. Check BIOS Version Using System Information App
Instead of making use of RUN Command instead, you can directly access System Information and look up BIOS Version installed on your PC.
1. Type “System Information” in the search bar, then double click on the System Information App.
2. On the System Information screen scroll down to the BIOS, and you’ll be able to verify the BIOS Version installed on your PC.
4. Verify the BIOS Version using DirectX Diagnostic Tool
1. Right-click on the Start button and then click Run.
2. In the Run Command window enter dxdiag, then click OK.
3. On the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window it is possible to view the BIOS version in the “System Information.
After you’ve found BIOS Version, you can visit the website of the manufacturer (DELL, HP, etc.) to see the most recent version of BIOS that is available to download.
It is important to Only update BIOS when your system has hardware issues.