The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is a firmware embedded on a chip on your computer’s motherboard. It is responsible for initializing and testing hardware components such as the processor, memory, disk drives, keyboard, and mouse. The BIOS also provides an interface called the BIOS Setup Utility or BIOS Configuration Utility, allowing you to configure various settings and options for your computer, including boot order, date and time, and passwords.
Note: Changing the BIOS Setup Utility carries some risks and should only be done by confident and knowledgeable users. It’s essential to back up your data and settings before making any changes as it may result in data loss or instability.
A computer with BIOS firmware and a BIOS Setup Utility.
A keyboard connected to your computer (mouse or touchpad won’t work in the BIOS).
A sufficient battery level or a stable power source.
Steps to Change BIOS Setup Utility:
Turn on or restart your computer and press the key assigned to enter the BIOS Setup Utility. The key may vary depending on your computer’s manufacturer and model. Common keys include Del, F1, F2, F10, F12, and Esc. Refer to your computer’s manual or website for the specific key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.
In the BIOS Setup Utility window, use the arrow keys to navigate through the menus and options. You may also use other keys like Enter, Tab, +, and to select or change an option. Key instructions for each menu or option are usually displayed at the bottom or right side of the window.
Change the settings and options according to your preferences. For example, you can modify the boot order, date and time, and password settings. Be cautious when altering settings that might affect system functionality or stability, such as voltage, frequency, and temperature.
After customizing the settings, press F10 or another key specified for saving and exiting the BIOS Setup Utility. Confirm your action if prompted.
Wait for your computer to restart and apply the changes you made in the BIOS Setup Utility.
The BIOS Setup Utility enables you to customize and optimize your computer to suit your preferences and needs. To access and modify the BIOS Setup Utility, ensure your computer has BIOS firmware and a BIOS Setup Utility, use the appropriate key during startup, navigate through menus and options with arrow keys and other designated keys, change settings carefully, and save and exit when done. With these steps, you can enjoy the benefits of altering the BIOS Setup Utility on your computer.