How to Go to BIOS in Windows 11 | 3 Easy Ways

How to make Windows 11 go to BIOS? This article shows you 3 easy ways to do so. Remember it is important to back up your Windows 11 before changing BIOS settings!


By Miya Updated on November 20, 2023

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What Is BIOS & When to Enter BIOS on Windows 11?

The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is a key part of Windows 11 and all other operating system versions. It controls various hardware components, including the processor, memory, hard disk, etc. It is also responsible for loading the operating system when you turn on your computer.

There are several reasons why we may need to know how to go into BIOS on a Windows 11 computer. Here are some of the most common reasons:

  • Changing the boot order: The BIOS controls the order in which the computer looks for the operating system to load. If you want to boot from a USB or CD/DVD, you may need to access the BIOS to change the boot order.
  • Overclocking: If you want to overclock your CPU or RAM for better performance, you may need to access the BIOS to adjust the settings.
  • Update firmware: The BIOS firmware can be updated to fix bugs or add new features. To update the BIOS, you may need to go into the BIOS settings.
  • Troubleshooting: If you are having problems with your computer, you may need to access the BIOS to resolve hardware issues or reset settings to default values.


Well, after understanding the definition of BIOS and the reasons why you need to go into this mode, let's take a look at how to go to BIOS on Windows 11. Please read carefully!

How to Go into BIOS on Windows 11

How to go into BIOS on Windows 11? Accessing the BIOS on your Windows 11 computer can help you solve various problems or allow you to adjust low-level settings. There are 3 useful ways to access the BIOS, and we will show you how to use all of them.

Way 1. Enter the BIOS of Windows 11 by Pressing One Key

The BIOS is the first thing that runs when you boot your computer. It is responsible for preparing the hardware and loading the operating system, so it can be accessed during this process. When you boot your computer, you will usually see a message on the screen telling you which key to press to access the BIOS settings. This is usually the F2 key, but it can be different, depending on your computer manufacturer.

If your computer boots up quickly, you may simply miss this message. If this happens, you can use the following method to access the BIOS on Windows 11.

Way 2. Make Windows 11 Go to BIOS from Settings

If you can't find the keyboard keys to enter the BIOS, or if you prefer to use the graphical options, you can use the Windows 11 setup application to learn how to go to BIOS on Windows 11

  1. Press Windows + I simultaneously to open the Settings window. In Settings, from the left sidebar, select "System".


  1. On the “System” page, click “Recovery.”


  1. In the "Recovery" menu, next to "Advanced startup", click "Restart now".

Restart Now

  1. You will see a “We’ll restart your device so save your work” prompt. In this prompt, click “Restart Now” to restart your PC.

Warning Prompt

  1. You will now see a "Choose an option" screen. From here, go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > UEFI Firmware Settings and click Restart.
  2. You will then be in your PC's BIOS mode. In this mode, you can configure various options, such as changing your boot disk.

Way 3. Enter the BIOS of Windows 11 using Windows Terminal

You can also use the PowerShell or Command Prompt tool on your computer to get Windows 11 go to BIOS. the steps are as follows:

  1. First, open the Start menu and search for "Windows Terminal". Click on the application in the search results.

Windows Terminal

  1. In Windows Terminal, type the following command and press Enter.
  • shutdown /r /o /f /t 00

Shutdown Command

✨ Note: This command is available in both PowerShell and Command Prompt, and you can use either one to run it.

3. On the "Choose an Option" screen that opens, navigate to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > UEFI Firmware Settings and click "Restart". Your Windows 11 computer will then enter the BIOS. 

Backup Windows 11 Before Making Any Changes to the BIOS

It is important to note that accessing the BIOS can be risky, and making changes without proper knowledge can cause permanent damage to your computer. Therefore, it is recommended that you back up your computer before making any changes to the BIOS.

AOMEI Backupper Standard is the best free PC backup software for all Windows. It can meet all your needs in different situations. It allows you to backup files, systems, disks, partitions and then restore them. What makes it stand out from the crowd? Let's find out.

🔮 Multiple backup destinations: All backup types support backup to internal or external hard drives, cloud drives, network locations, and NAS devices. Such as setting automatic backup to USB drive, backup PC to cloud, etc.
🧸Create bootable media: If your PC has problems booting after changing BIOS settings, you can use the previously created bootable media to boot your PC.
🩰Three backup methods: It provides incremental, differential backup and full backup. Creating a full backup each time wastes too much time and disk space, so you can choose the incremental and differential backup features to save disk space at your destination while keeping your backups up to date.

Click the download button below to install AOMEI Backupper Standard on your computer. Then follow the steps below to learn how to backup your Windows 11 computer before going to BIOS on Windows 11.

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  1. Launch AOMEI Backupper, in the left panel, click Backup, and then select Disk Backup.

Disk Backup

☪ File Backup: Quickly back up files to different storage spaces without taking up too much disk space.
☪System backup: It involves all of the system files, boot files, and program files.

  1. Click “+ Add Disk” to choose the source disk that contains Windows 11.

Select Source Disk

  1. Choose the destination place you plan to store backup image to. (Optional) And you can check “Options”, “Schedule”, “Scheme” options in the left corner.

Select Destination Place

☪ Options: You can write comments and modify the compression level of the backup here. If you want to encrypt your backups, pleaseupgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional Edition.
☪ Scheme: You can enable this feature to delete old backup images to ensure that there is always enough space to keep the new backup images (available in the advanced version).

4. After confirming all your settings, click Start Backup.

Start Backup

Wrap Up

Contrary to what some people may think, putting Windows 11 go to BIOS is quite easy. With just a few simple steps, you can quickly and easily make changes to BIOS settings. Whether you need to change the boot order of your system or enable certain features, the above method should help you do just that.

It is important to note that making changes to the BIOS can be risky if you don't know what you are doing. Before making any changes, we recommend that you make a backup of your computer. You can use AOMEI Backupper to create a bootable media and system backup in advance. Doing so will help ensure that after something unexpected happens, you can easily restore your computer to its previous working state using these two tools.

Miya · Editor
Miya has an excellent insight and receives professional and systematic technical training since joining AOMEI. She has a comprehensive understanding of computer issues, aiming at helping users troubleshoot all kinds of problems. A lot of computer users around the world have found her articles very helpful!