How to enter BIOS on Windows 8?

August 2, 2014
How to enter BIOS on Windows 8?

BIOS (BIOS) - a fundamental component of any computer. This is fundamental software, without which the coordinated work of all components of a computer system would be impossible. As a rule, in order to get into the BIOS settings, you need to press a certain key when the computer is booted - which one is indicated on the screen and in the instructions for the specific motherboard. Most often it is [Del] or [F2]. But in Windows 8, it became possible to boot into the BIOS directly from the operating system, and we will tell you how to do this in this article.

How to enter BIOS on Windows 8: instructions

Immediately pay attention to the fact that the method described below is relevant only for computers on which Windows 8 is installed in UEFI mode. If you bought a PC with a pre-installed "eight", most likely, it is UEFI that is used on it. But if you put the operating system yourself on “bare iron” and did not choose the UEFI mode, you can enter the BIOS only in the traditional way - by pressing the corresponding key in the processBoot the computer. Only it will have to be done very quickly, because Windows 8 boots in just a matter of seconds.

So, to enter the UEFI BIOS on Windows 8, move the cursor to the right edge of the screen and click the “Parameters” button in the appeared panel. Then hold down the [Shift] key, click the "Shutdown" button and select the "Restart" option. Another option is to click the "Change computer settings" button after clicking the "Options" button, go to the "Update and Restore> Recovery" section on the screen that opens, and then click the "Restart now" button under the "Special boot options" heading.

In any case, the computer will restart, and then show you a screen with several options for further action. Select the “Diagnostics” item, and in it click the “UEFI Firmware Parameters” button. Then click the "Restart" button. The restart process will continue, after which you will see the BIOS screen with all its settings.

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