How to Check BIOS Version on Windows 10

BIOS

BIOS a.k.a Basic Input Output System is a program used to start the computer and manage the flow of data between OS and attached devices such as the keyboard, mouse, hard disk, and printer.

You don’t need to check the BIOS version frequently like other programs because it updates rarely. Sometimes, manufacturers do roll out updates to fix a bug or error. This is when the information of the BIOS version is necessary.

You can check the BIOS version in the BIOS Setup Menu, but you will have to reboot your system for that. In this article, we will discuss the two simple methods to check the BIOS version on Windows 10.

Command Prompt Method

Search for ‘Command Prompt’ in the Windows search menu and select it.

In Command Prompt, enter the following command and press Enter. Command prompt will then display the BIOS version.

wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion

‘System Information’ App Method

You can easily find the BIOS version in the System Information app on Windows 10. Search for ‘System Information’ in the Start Menu and open it.

You can find the BIOS version in the ‘System Summary’ section.


How to Update BIOS Version

It’s generally not recommended to update BIOS unless you’re facing some major issues with the current version and the new update fixes it.

If you plan to update your BIOS version, you can check if there is an update on the manufacturer’s website from the support section for your device model.

If an update is available, download the BIOS update file and follow the on-screen instructions of the installer to install and update BIOS.

While updating BIOS, make sure that your device is plugged into charging and that it does not turn off due to any reason. If the update stops midway because of any reason, it could corrupt files and render your device unusable.