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Frequently used commands for accessing the BIOS

May 17, 2018
Access the computer BIOS.

In this tutorial you will learn the frequently used commands so that you can access the BIOS from your computer. Get in!



I come with another post, and this time I will show you the most common or used commands to access the computer BIOS.

This trick will be useful if you need to configure the BIOS but don't know which keys to use. In the BIOS we cannot use the mouse as its use is disabled.

The keys or combinations of keys sometimes differ from model to model but most are valid for all models.

Access the BIOS:

To access the BIOS we have several possibilities, it depends on the PC and the key is indicated on the screen when starting the PC. These keys must be pressed immediately after the PC has been started.

  • F2.
  • Esc.
  • F5.
  • Del.
  • F8.

Within the BIOS:

To move between menus:

  • Arrows up, down, right, left.
  • TAB.
  • Start/End.
  • Retroceder Pageina/Av Pageina.

To enter a menu (previously select the menu with the scroll keys):

  • Press Enter.

To change values:

  • Figures.
  • +/- (to change a numerical value).
  • Letters.
  • Arrows (sometimes to change a numerical value).
  • Go back and/or Supr/Del (to delete a character).

To validate:

  • and/or (yes/yes) or n (no) (to answer with yes or no).
  • Enter.

Get out of the BIOS:

  • Esc.
  • Ctrl+Alt+Del (to restart the PC, not recommended).
  • Sometimes, it's a menu.
Attention: sometimes it is necessary to select Exit without saving the changes o Save the changes and exit.

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