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What is Bios?
BIOS consists of the initials of the words Basic Input-Output System. It means Basic Input-Output System in Turkish. To explain briefly, it is a software that provides how the motherboard will work and manage. It is the software that holds the management from the start command given to the computer to the display of the screen. Today it is stored in a small chip on the motherboard. It is software in which the manufacturer designs how to manage the computer. It has the ability to select some settings on the user’s side. Bios software, which we used to manage with a keyboard, can now be used with a mouse just like an operating system.
Production errors or technical problems on the computer may be caused by the bios. Thus, the manufacturer can release a new bios update to fix the problem. In this case, you may want to know your current bios version to upgrade your bios. Let’s look at how to learn the bios version without requiring any tools or programs.
How to Learn Bios Version?
You can find out the bios version in many ways in Windows environment without any program. We will share with you the most used and simplest methods.
Find Bios version with System Information tool
Windows has a tool called System Information. With the help of this tool, you can learn many hardware and software features of your computer. For this:
- Press the Win+R keys together on your keyboard. The Run window will open. Type “msinfo32” in the Open field and press the OK Button.
- Then in the window that opens, in the “System summary” tab, find the “Bios Version/Date” option. Here you can find Manufacturer, Bios version and Bios release date.
Find Bios version with DirectX Diagnostic Tool
Windows has a tool to know about hardware like System, Display, Sound and input. We can also learn the Bios version from the System summary section of this tool. For this:
- Press the Win+R keys together on your keyboard. The Run window will open. Type “dxdiag” in the Open field and press the OK Button.
- When you are in the “System” tab in the window that opens later, you can find the Bios version information in the place where “BIOS” is written from the options.
Find Bios version with Command Prompt
We can access Bios version information by entering a small command with the help of a door called Command Prompt in Windows. For this:
- Type “cmd” in the Start menu search on your computer. Find “Command Prompt” in the results. Click on “Run as administrator” from the options right next to it.
- Then enter the command “wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion” in the black window that opens. (You can copy and paste the code with the right mouse button if you want.) After entering the code, press the “ENTER” key on the keyboard. And here is the Bios version.
wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion
In addition to these methods, we can learn bios information with some special hardware software. However, I guess the above programless methods are sufficient. I guess there is no need to extend the list unnecessarily 🙂