Windows 10: UEFI missing? How can I access bios?

  1.    15 Jan 2017 #1

    UEFI missing? How can I access bios?


    Missing bios nor gives the option during reboot to go to bios.
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703
       15 Jan 2017 #2

    When you first power on machine try pressing F2 repeatedly.

    One switch for shutdown is /fw to reboot and enter firmware, command prompt(admin) enter =>> shutdown /s /fw /t
    See all shutdown options in windows 10 enter =>> shutdown /?
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  3.    15 Jan 2017 #3

    I tried is both it did not work. I don't understand how come it gives my the option in my HP laptop but its missing on my Alienware desktop. I'm running 64 bit and x64 processor on my HP laptop. My desktop is 32 bit and x64 processor.

    Is it a good idea to reset my desktop motherboard?

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    When you first power on machine try pressing F2 repeatedly.

    One switch for shutdown is /fw to reboot and enter firmware, command prompt(admin) enter =>> shutdown /s /fw /t
    See all shutdown options in windows 10 enter =>> shutdown /?
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  4.    15 Jan 2017 #4

    Does the computer in question have a legacy BIOS or does it have UEFI firmware? The restart to firmware option will only be available and work with UEFI firmware computers. It will not with legacy BIOS. You can run MSINFO and look at the BIOS MODE parameter.

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  5.    15 Jan 2017 #5

    F***! I have Legacy is there other way to access the bios at all I want to overclock my computer.

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Does the computer in question have a legacy BIOS or does it have UEFI firmware? The restart to firmware option will only be available and work with UEFI firmware computers. It will not with legacy BIOS. You can run MSINFO and look at the BIOS MODE parameter.

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  6.    15 Jan 2017 #6

    martin12golf said: View Post
    F***! I have Legacy is there other way to access the bios at all I want to overclock my computer.
    If you have fast startup in Windows 10 turned on, if you do a regular shutdown, when you start back up it will probably bypass the delay in BIOS that allows you to press the key to enter bios. If you are trying to get into BIOS, then hold down the shift key when you click on shutdown in the power icon options and that will bypass Windows 10 fast startup and shut down the computer to the absolute power off state. If you click on restart, the computer goes all the way back to complete startup before it reboots.

    At the first signs of power on there will be a key that you will need to repeatedly press to get into bios setup. It varies by manufacturer and computer/motherboard model. It could be ESC, DEL, INS, F1, F11. You'll have to look in the manual or website to figure out which key it is.
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  7.    15 Jan 2017 #7

    There's a BIOS setting for (extra) fast startup, but I believe that it's only available in UEFI systems. (Not applicable if the OP has a "legacy" system.) With it set, it's possible that no keypress will take the PC into the BIOS setup.

    If there is a problem, the work-around is to clear the CMOS.
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  8.    16 Jan 2017 #8

    martin12golf said: View Post
    I tried is both it did not work.
    XFX nForce 500 Series, 600 Series, 700 Series, etc.

    • Press Del during the boot process, immediately after the computer is turned on to enter BIOS
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