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How to modify BIOS settings on Windows 11

There are certain settings, which are typically reserved for modern advanced users, that require you to delve deeper into your Windows 11 PC or laptop to tweak. It’s called the BIOS, and this is how you get there.

Over recent years, Windows has begun to offer more and more advanced settings within its regular user-facing Settings page, such as easier access to graphical settings. However, some options still require you to access the BIOS. Such settings include boot device priority, power management, security, overclocking and plenty more.

These settings can also differ depending on the manufacturer of the device and/or motherboard you are using. Either way, if you want to access BIOS, here’s our simple guide on just how to do that.

What you’ll need

  • A Windows 11 PC or laptop

The Short Version

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Head to System
  3. Click on Recovery
  4. Head to Advanced startup, click Restart now
  5. Select Troubleshoot
  6. Click on Advanced options
  7. Select UEFI Firmware Settings
  8. Choose Restart to enter BIOS
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  1. Step

    Go to Settings

    Head on over to your system’s Settings. You can do this by clicking the Start icon and searching for “Settings”.Click Settings

  2. Step

    Head to System

    Click the System tab on the menu on the right side of the window.Go to System

  3. Step

    Click on Recovery

    Scroll down to the Recovery option and select it.Select Recovery

  4. Step

    Head to Advanced startup, click Restart now

    Go to the Advanced startup option. There’s a button to the right marked Restart now, select that.Advanced startup

  5. Step

    Select Troubleshoot

    Now that you’re in the Advanced settings menu, select the Troubleshoot option.Select Troubleshoot

  6. Step

    Click on Advanced options

    The next step is to select the Advanced options menu.Click Advanced options

  7. Step

    Select UEFI firmware settings

    From the selection of Advanced options, choose UEFI firmware settings.UEFI firmware settings

  8. Step

    Choose Restart to enter BIOS

    The final step, now that you’re on the UEFI firmware settings page, is to select Restart to enter the BIOS menu.Restart to enter BIOS

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