If you want to make sure your PC is working well, you may need to change your settings.
But you can’t change many hardware settings from the desktop. The only way to change them is to go into BIOS and change them there. The way to get to BIOS hasn’t changed in Windows 11, and it’s almost the same as in older versions of the OS.
If you want to know how to change BIOS settings on Windows 11, keep reading to learn the best ways to do so.
Use the BIOS shortcut key when rebooting
Press the Del key while your device is starting up.
You may have to press this a couple of times until Windows will boot to BIOS.
This is the easiest way to get into BIOS, but it doesn’t work on all computers. You can also look for a message that says “Press key to enter setup” or something similar when the computer starts up.
Press Win + I to open Settings.
Under System, select Recovery.
Click on Restart now beside Advanced startup.
Click Restart now again to confirm.
A new window will open, select Troubleshoot.
Click Advanced options.
Select UEFI Firmware Settings.
Finally, click on Restart.
Windows should directly go to BIOS.
Most of the time, these kinds of updates fix small bugs and add support for newer hardware. If this bug doesn’t affect your PC, there’s no need to update your BIOS. Some updates add support for newer CPUs, so if you plan to upgrade your PC and get a new CPU, you must update. If you’re having trouble with certain hardware, an update might help in some cases.
Keep in mind that this isn’t a risk-free process. If the update goes wrong, you could permanently damage your PC and make it unable to boot, so only update your BIOS if you have to.