BIOS is an acronym for Basic Input/Output System. It is also known as System BIOS, ROM BIOS, or PC BIOS. BIOS is firmware used to perform hardware initialization during the powering on process. The BIOS firmware comes preinstalled on a computer’s system board and is the first software to run when you start your computer.
In modern personal computers the BIOS initializes and tests the system hardware components and loads the boot loader from a memory device to start the operating system.
System Information or System Summary gives you a large amount of details about your computer such as BIOS version/date, OS name, version, manufacturer, system model, BaseBoard name, Hardware Abstraction Layer, Kernal DMA Protection, and much more.
The guide on this page describes how to find BIOS Information in the System Summary on a PC running the Windows 10 Operating System.
1. Right click the bottom start menu on the left corner and select Run.
2. Type msinfo32 and click OK. The System Information window will open. From here you can find information about your BIOS such as BIOS version and BIOS mode in the System Summary.
- You can also bring up Cortana and search for System Information to locate the desktop app.