How to enter BIOS/UEFI in Windows 11 in 2022 (3 ways)

With the TPM and Secure Boot requirements to run Windows 11, Microsoft made a bold decision in the right direction. It bodes well for Microsoft in the long run when it comes to Windows 11 security. The good part is that most laptops these days come with the TPM module. You just need to enter BIOS in Windows 11 to enable TPM or Secure Boot. In case you don’t know how to enter BIOS or UEFI, don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a simple guide on how to open BIOS or UEFI on your Windows 11 PC. So without further ado, let’s go ahead and learn about the instructions.

3 Ways to Enter BIOS in Windows 11 (2022)

We’ve included three different methods for entering the BIOS/UEFI settings page in Windows 11. You can open the BIOS on Windows 11 laptops and desktops using these methods.

Enter BIOS in Windows 11 using a dedicated BIOS key

Every laptop and desktop comes with a special key that allows you to access the BIOS during boot. In this section, we have compiled BIOS keys for various laptop and desktop manufacturers. You can find the BIOS hotkey just below and follow the steps to enter the BIOS in Windows 11.

BIOS key for laptops:

  • BIOS Key for HP Laptops — F10 or Esc
  • BIOS key for Asus laptops — F2
  • BIOS Key for Dell Laptops — F2 or F12
  • BIOS Key for Acer Laptops — F2 or DEL
  • BIOS Key for Lenovo Laptops — F2 or Fn + F2
  • BIOS Key for Samsung Laptops — F2
  • BIOS Key for Sony Laptops — F1, F2, or F3
  • BIOS Key for Toshiba Laptops — F2
  • BIOS Key for Xiaomi Laptops — F9 or F12
  • BIOS Key for Realme Laptops — F2

BIOS key for desktop motherboards:

  • BIOS key for Asus motherboards — F2 or DEL
  • BIOS key for MSI motherboards — DEL
  • BIOS Key for Gigabyte Motherboards — DEL
  • BIOS Key for ASRock Motherboards — F2
  • BIOS Key for Zebronics Motherboards — F2

Go ahead and shut down your computer completely. Now turn it on again and keep pressing the BIOS key. It will directly open the BIOS on your Windows 11 computer.

Enter BIOS in Windows 11 in Settings

In addition to the BIOS hotkey, you can also enter BIOS in Windows 11 from Settings. If the BIOS key mentioned above didn’t work, don’t worry as this method will surely take you to the BIOS screen. Just follow the instructions below.

1. Use Windows 11 keyboard shortcut “Windows + I” to open Settings. Then go to System in the left sidebar and open the “Recovery” in the right pane.

Enter BIOS in Windows 11 under Settings

2. Here, click on “Restart now” next to “Advanced boot”. If you get a pop-up, confirm your selection and click “Restart Now”.

Enter BIOS in Windows 11 under Settings

3. When in the advanced options screen, click on “troubleshoot” and go to “advanced options“.

advanced options

4. Here, click on “UEFI firmware settings” and choose “Restart”.

uefi firmware settings

5. Now, you will enter BIOS or UEFI settings page on your Windows 11 computer.

Enter BIOS in Windows 11 under Settings

Enter BIOS in Windows 11 at Command Prompt

The command prompt also lets you access the BIOS settings page in Windows 11. Just run a command and you will enter the advanced options screen and you can open the BIOS from there. Here’s how it works.

1. Press the Windows key once, search for “cmd” and open Command Prompt. In that case, you don’t need to run the command prompt as an administrator.

Enter BIOS in Windows 11 at Command Prompt

2. In the CMD window, run the command below. Note that running this command will instantly restart your PC, so save all your work before running this command.

shutdown /r /o /f /t 00
Enter BIOS in Windows 11 at Command Prompt

3. Once the computer restarts, it will open the same advanced options screen. here go to Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options -> UEFI Firmware Settings -> Restart.

uefi firmware settings

4. You will enter the BIOS on your Windows 11 computer right away.

Enter BIOS in Windows 11 under Settings

Open BIOS or UEFI settings on your Windows 11 PC

This is how you can open the BIOS in Windows 11. On modern computers it will open the UEFI interface where you can adjust all the settings related to the processor, secure boot, TPM, virtualization and more. That’s pretty much for this guide. In case you are looking for steps to enable TPM module in Windows 11 after entering BIOS, please follow our linked tutorial. And if you want to enable Hyper-V in Windows 11 Home, you must enable virtualization technology in BIOS. Finally, if you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

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