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How to Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Windows 10

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Your PC's motherboard will either have a BIOS or UEFI firmware chip.

BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is the firmware interface between a PC's hardware and its operating system.

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is a standard firmware interface for PCs. UEFI is a replacement for the older BIOS firmware interface and the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) 1.10 specifications. It's designed to improve software interoperability and address limitations of BIOS.

Knowing your PC's BIOS or UEFI version can tell you if you have the most up-to-date version, or if you need to update from the PC or motherboard manufacturer's support site.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to find the current BIOS or UEFI firmware version in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in System Information
  • Option Two: To Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in DirectX Diagnostic Tool
  • Option Three: To Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Registry Editor
  • Option Four: To Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Command Prompt
  • Option Five: To Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in PowerShell
  • Option Six: To Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version by booting into BIOS or UEFI Firmware





Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Windows 10
To Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in System Information

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type msinfo32 into Run, and click/tap on OK to open System Information.

2. In the right pane of System Summary in System Information, see what the BIOS Version/Date item shows for your version (ex: "P3.40"). (see screenshot below)

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Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Windows 10
To Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in DirectX Diagnostic Tool

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type dxdiag into Run, and click/tap on OK to open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

2. In the System tab, look at the BIOS item under System Information to see what your current version is. (see screenshot below)

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Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Windows 10
To Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Registry Editor

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\BIOS

3. In the right pane of the BIOS key, look at the BIOSVersion and BIOSReleaseDate string values to see your version and its release date. (see screenshot below)

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Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Windows 10
To Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Command Prompt

1. Open a command prompt.

2. Enter either command below you want into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

wmic bios get biosversion

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wmic bios get manufacturer, smbiosbiosversion

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Systeminfo | findstr /C:BIOS

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Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Windows 10 OPTION FIVE Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Windows 10
To Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in PowerShell

1. Open PowerShell.

2. Enter the command below you want to use into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

(Local PC)
Get-WmiObject win32_bios

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OR

(Remote PC)
Get-WmiObject win32_bios -computername <computername>

Note   Note
Substitute <computername> in the command above with the actual computer name of the remote PC you want to check the BIOS or UEFI version of.

For example: Get-WmiObject win32_bios -computername Brink-W10PC


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Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Windows 10 OPTION SIX Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version in Windows 10
To Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version by booting into BIOS or UEFI Firmware

1. Do step 2 (BIOS menu) or step 3 (UEFI firmware settings) depending on how you area able to boot to BIOS or UEFI.


 2. To Check BIOS or UEFI Firmware Version using BIOS Menu

A) Restart the computer.

B) As the PC reboots, press F2, F10, F12, or Del to enter the BIOS or Setup menu. You may need to press the key repeatedly, as boot times for some PCs can be very quick. (see screenshots below)
Note   Note
The exact key to press for the BIOS menu will only be shown briefly on the splash screen as the PC reboots. You may need to read your PC's or motherboard's manual or support site for its specific procedure to boot to BIOS.

Sometimes the BIOS version will also show on the splash screen.


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 3. To Check UEFI Firmware Version from UEFI Firmware Settings

A) Boot to UEFI firmware settings.

B) Look for the UEFI version. Depending on your computer hardware, you'll see different information. The UEFI version will usually be under the Main or starting tab. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn