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    Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10

    Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10

    How to Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    06 Feb 2020
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    How to Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10


    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is a standard firmware interface for PCs, designed to replace BIOS (basic input/output system). This standard was created by over 140 technology companies as part of the UEFI consortium, including Microsoft. It's designed to improve software interoperability and address limitations of BIOS.

    See also: How do I use the BIOS/UEFI? | Surface Support

    This tutorial will show you how to boot directly to your motherboard's UEFI firmware settings from inside Windows 10.

    This only applies if your PC's motherboard has a UEFI firmware chip instead of a BIOS chipset.

    This only applies if Windows 10 was installed using UEFI, and not legacy BIOS (CSM).

    See: How to Check if Windows 10 is using UEFI or Legacy BIOS



    Contents

    • Option One: Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from Settings
    • Option Two: Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from Command Prompt



    EXAMPLE: UEFI Firmware Settings for ASRock X79 Extreme11
    Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10-asrock_uefi.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & security icon.

    2 Click/tap on Recovery on the left side, and click/tap on Restart now under Advanced startup. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10-settings.jpg

    3 After the PC restarts, click/tap on Troubleshoot. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10-uefi-1.jpg

    4 Click/tap on Advanced options. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10-uefi-2.jpg

    5 Click/tap on UEFI Firmware Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10-uefi-3.jpg

    6 Click/tap on Restart to boot into your UEFI firmware settings. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10-uefi-4.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from Command Prompt


    1 Open an elevated command prompt.

    2 Type the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    (with message)
    shutdown /r /fw

    OR

    (instant without message)
    shutdown /r /fw /t 0

    Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10-shutdown_fw-1.png

    3 If you used the first command, you will now get a You're about to be signed out message before the PC automatically restarts and boots directly to your BIOS or UEFI firmware settings. (see screenshot below)

    Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10-shutdown_fw-2.png


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       #1

    Hi, if I don't see UEFI firmware settings under Advanced options on my comp, then I guess my MOBO doesn't have it?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #2

    Hey Case1, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Your MSI 870-G45 specs below doesn't show that it supports UEFI.

    http://www.msi.com/product/motherboa...#hero-overview
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  3. Posts : 11
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       #3

    Ty Brink!
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       #4

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  5. Posts : 2
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       #5

    Hi Shawn

    I have asus gl552jx machineand it is configured for uefi boot, but I am still not able to access the UEFI BIOS utility tool. When I do the above steps, I land on the normal BIOS configuration where I have only 1 boot option for windows.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       #6

    Hello vedz91, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    See if tapping the F2 key during post will open your BIOS settings.

    ASUS N551J E-MANUAL Pdf Download.
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  7. Posts : 2
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       #7

    Brink said:
    Hello vedz91, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    See if tapping the F2 key during post will open your BIOS settings.

    ASUS N551J E-MANUAL Pdf Download.
    Thanks, Brinks.

    It opens the same old Windows BIOS, nothing like the ASROCK UEFI BIOS utility...
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       #8

    Double check using the tutorial below to see if you using BIOS or UEFI.

    BIOS Mode - See if Windows Boot in UEFI or Legacy Mode
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  9. Posts : 1
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       #9

    i hav asus h170 m plus mobo it has uefi but firmware settings not shown in win 10 i could not proceed with uefi why my mobo supports uefi but
    Last edited by raja; 12 Jun 2016 at 00:19.
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