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How To Find the BIOS Version from the Microsoft System Information Program


Finding your current BIOS version usually involves a system reboot. Another much easier way to get your motherboard BIOS version is from a program called Microsoft System Information. It's already on your PC and it won't require a reboot!

Follow the steps below to find the current BIOS version that's running on your motherboard:

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: Finding the BIOS version in the Microsoft System Information program takes less than 10 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Click on Start and then Run.

  2. In the text box in the Run window, type msinfo32 and click OK. This will open the System Information program.

  3. When System Information first opens, it defaults to the System Summary, a short list with some of the most important information about your computer system listed.

  4. On the right side of the program, locate the BIOS Version/Date entry.

  5. This field contains the BIOS version that is currently running on your motherboard. This field may also contain additional information such as the BIOS date, BIOS manufacturer, motherboard manufacturer and the motherboard model number.

    Note: If the BIOS date is shown, it can be useful in determining the current BIOS version from a motherboard manufacturer's website if the version is not clear here.

  6. Close System Information.

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