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Do you want to update/upgrade your BIOS but you don’t know the version in your system?

Are you looking for the best way to get the BIOS/UEFI version?

The BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) is the software that is responsible for managing all connections between your hardware devices (CPU, GPU, RAM, etc.).

Each year the constructor may release an update to the BIOS to provide maximum compatibility, fix bugs, and keep up with security updates.

In modern computers, we find also the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) that plays a major role to ensure better management between the operating system and hardware, it replaces the old BIOS but also gives ability to use Legacy BIOS to keep old software usable.

In this easy tutorial, you will learn how to find the version of the BIOS using simple manipulations in Command Prompt, PowerShell, Run, and Registry Editor.

Let’s go!

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1. Get BIOS Version with the Command Prompt

Open Run using the Windows+R keyboard shortcut, type in cmd and hit Enter.

Bios Version Motherboard Uefi Legacy Pc Computer Number Brand 1 Cmd Command Prompt

Type in the following command to get the BIOS version:

wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion
Bios Version Motherboard Uefi Legacy Pc Computer Number Brand 2 Wmic Bios Get Smbiosbiosversion Cmd

You can also try the following command to get the date and brand of the BIOS along with the version:

systeminfo | findstr /I /c:bios
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Now let’s see how to get BIOS version in PowerShell.

2. Get BIOS Version Using PowerShell

Open Run using the Windows+R keyboard shortcut, type in powershell and hit Enter.

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Type the following command:

Get-WmiObject win32_bios
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You will get an output like this:

  • SMBIOSBIOSVersion : 1.10
  • Manufacturer : American Megatrends Inc.
  • Name : BIOS Date: 02/03/17 14:09:20 Ver: V1.10
  • SerialNumber : Default string
  • Version : ALASKA – 1072009

3. Get BIOS Version Using System Information (msinfo32)

Open Run using the Windows+R keyboard shortcut, type in msinfo32 and hit Enter.

Bios Version Motherboard Uefi Legacy Pc Computer Number Brand 6 Msinfo32 Run

Here you can see all the specs of your Windows 10 PC alongside the BIOS Version/Date entry.

Bios Version Motherboard Uefi Legacy Pc Computer Number Brand 7 System Information Version Date

4. Get BIOS Version Using Registry Editor

Open Run using the Windows+R keyboard shortcut, type in regedit and hit Enter.

Bios Version Motherboard Uefi Legacy Pc Computer Number Brand 8 Regedit Registry Editor Run

Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Hardware/Description/System

Double-click on “SystemBiosVersion“.

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Here you can find the BIOS Version right on the Registry Editor.

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There you have it dear friend =)

If you have any questions about BIOS/UEFI I am here to help you.

Leave a comment below.

Soufiane – Easytutorial.com

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