Here's How to Know the BIOS Version Without Entering BIOS, Very Easy!

Here's How to Know the BIOS Version Without Entering BIOS, Very Easy!

Geekers - What is BIOS? BIOS itself stands for Basic Input / Output System and is a type of firmware that is built-in in hardware, used for the computer boot process. The BIOS component is very important for computers, because without it it is impossible for the operating system to run.


Why do we have to know the BIOS version? If you want to update the BIOS, of course you have to know the BIOS version that you are currently using first. And if you already know the current BIOS version, you can find the latest BIOS version easily from your motherboard manufacture site.



And if you ask, why update the BIOS version? Because when your computer can't detect new hardware, it could be that the BIOS doesn't support that hardware. Then, how do you find out the BIOS version? Come on, see the following explanation.


List of contents

   * How To Know BIOS Version Without Entering BIOS

   + #1 Using System Information

   + #2 Using Registry Editor

   + #3 Using the DirectX Diagnostic Tool

   + #4 Using Command Prompt (CMD)


How To Find Out The BIOS Version Without Entering The BIOS


#1 Using System Information


The System Information Tool or MSINFO32 which is built-in in Windows can also display the BIOS.



1. To open this tool, type Winkey+R on your keyboard to open Windows Run, then type msinfo32 in the available column. You can also search for System Information in the search field. Look at the picture below.


1-system information 1-system information


2. Next, a new dialog box will appear. You can see the BIOS version in the BIOS Version / Date section.


2-bios-SI 2-bios-SI


# 2 Using the Registry Editor


1. You can open the Registry Editor by typing Winkey+R on your keyboard, then typing regedit in the available column. Don't forget to click OK or enter. To see how to open another registry editor, you can see here.



5-file explorer 5-file explorer


2. After the Registry Editor dialog box appears, type the command \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System in the search field. Then, click enter. Look at the picture below. 1-type the location in the regedit field 1-type the location in the regedit field


3. Now, you will be redirected to another dialog box. Look at the picture below. You can see the BIOS version in the SystemBiosVersion section. 2-bios regedit 2-bios regedit


# 3 Using the DirectX Diagnostic Tool


1. To open this tool, type Winkey+R on your keyboard to open Windows Run, then type dxdiag in the available column. Don't forget to click OK or enter.


1-dxdiag 1-dxdiag


2. Next, the DirectX Diagnostic Tool dialog box will appear. You can see the BIOS version of the laptop in the BIOS section. Look at the picture below. 2-bios-dxdiag 2-bios-dxdiag


#4 Using the Command Prompt (CMD)


Finally, you can also use the Command Prompt (CMD). To open a command prompt, type cmd in the search field . Once open, you can write the command wmic bios get biosversion in the cmd. Don't forget to press enter on your keyboard. Now your laptop's BIOSVersion can be seen in the cmd.


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Well, that's how to find out the BIOS version without entering the BIOS. So easy, right? Now you can try one of the methods above to see the BIOS version on your laptop without having to enter the BIOS first. Thank you and hope it is useful!



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