This article will show you how to open BIOS settings on your computer, by pressing specific access key, assigned by your computer manufacturer.

Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) settings is present on computers to provide hardware initialization and runtime services that can be used to power operating system or programs. BIOS firmware is the first software which will run, when you turn on your computing device. BIOS Setup Utility, which contains BIOS settings is integrated into ROM. In this article, we’ll see how to open or access BIOS settings of any computer.

Since we’ve a different computer manufacturer’s in the, the ways to access BIOS settings are also different. Computer’s having BIOS integrated in ROM requires pressing a specific key to access BIOS settings. This specific key is referred as ‘Access key‘. You have to press Access key, once you turn on your computer or see manufacturer’s logo. Some manufacturers may provide instruction on their logo screen to access BIOS settings, while some other won’t provide this.

How To Open BIOS Settings On Your Computer

Here’s how you can open BIOS settings on your computer.

How To Open BIOS Settings On Your Computer

To enter BIOS Setup Utility, turn on your machine and press the Access key mentioned corresponding to your device manufacturer in below table.

Device Manufacturer
Access key
Acer (Aspire, Altos, Extensa, Ferrari, Power, Veriton, TravelMate) F2 / Delete
Acer (older models) F1 / Ctrl + Alt + Esc
American Megatrends Delete
ASRock F2 / Delete
Asus Delete
Biostar Delete
Chaintech Delete
Compaq (Deskpro, Portable, Presario, Prolinea, Systempro) F10
Compaq (older models) F1 / F2 / F10 / Delete
Dell (Dimension, Inspiron, Latitude, OptiPlex, Precision, Vostro, XPS) F2
Dell (older or other models) Ctrl + Alt + Enter / Fn + Esc / Fn + F1 / Delete / Reset twice
eMachines (eMonster, eTower, eOne, S-Series, T-Series) Tab / Delete
eMachines (older models) F2
Foxconn Delete
Fujitsu F2
Gigabyte Delete
HP (Alternative, Tablet PC) Esc / F2 / F10 / F12
HP (OmniBook, Pavilion, Tablet, TouchSmart, Vectra) F1
Intel F2
Lenovo (3000 Series, IdeaPad, ThinkCentre, ThinkPad, ThinkStation) F1 / F2
Lenovo (older models) Ctrl + Alt + F3 / Ctrl + Alt + Ins / Fn + F1
MSI Delete
Pegatron F2 / F10 / Delete
Samsung F2
Sony F1 / F2 / F3
Toshiba F1 / Esc

Once you pressed the correct Access key, you should be in BIOS Setup Utility wizard (looks similar to below screenshot).

How To Open BIOS Settings On Your Computer

After configuring BIOS settings, you can save them and exit. Upon exit, your system will be rebooted, and will continue to the operating system or booting device, if you don’t press Access key this time.

If your computer manufacturer is not listed above information, drop us a comment and we’ll include it.

That’s it!

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