If you need help with your hardware from a hotline, the employee usually asks for the BIOS version of your computer. Instead of restarting the PC first and then calling up the BIOS, you can read out the information directly in Windows. You have three options.
Windows 10: Via three methods directly to the BIOS version
Call up the registry editor by entering regedit in the search field on the taskbar. Click through to the path “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -› HARDWARE – ›DESCRIPTION -› System – ›BIOS”. There you will find the name of the manufacturer of your motherboard under “BaseBoardManufacturer”, the product name under “BaseBoardProduct”, the manufacturer of the BIOS under “BIOSVendor”, the version number under “BIOSVersion” and the date of the BIOS under “BIOSRelease-Date”. The second option is usually faster: Type msinfo in the input field of the taskbar and start the “System Information”. The name of the company that produced the motherboard can be found under “Base board manufacturer” and the type designation under “Base board product”. In addition to “BIOS version / date” you will also find the manufacturer of the BIOS and the version and date of the software.
In many cases, the system information of Windows 10 already shows the manufacturer and version of the motherboard and BIOS of your computer.
Thirdly, you can also use the Powershell to quickly query the BIOS manufacturer and version. Start this with a right-click on the Windows icon at the bottom left of the desktop and enter the command Get-CimInstance Win32_BIOS.
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