How to Enter BIOS on Windows 11 (Brands Collections & 3 Ways)

There are 3 ways on how to enter BIOS on Windows 11. Follow the guidance to access BIOS on Windows 11 and effectively manage your boot device.


By Irene / Updated on November 27, 2023

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Accessing BIOS on Windows 11 PC enables you to configure essential system settings, including boot device priorities, date and time, and security features such as passwords and secure boot. Wondering how to enter BIOS on Windows 11? Generally, you can access it by pressing a specific key during the initial boot. Alternatively, you can follow other methods shared in this post.

How to enter BIOS on Windows 11 by pressing specific keys?

Pressing specific keys to access BIOS on Windows 11 is the most widely recognized method. However, it is important to notice that there are different keys for entering the BIOS depending on the brand of your computer. Here, we have compiled information on the common computer brands and their corresponding keys for accessing BIOS Windows 11.

Keys of different brands for accessing BIOS Windows 11
Dell: F2/F12
HP (Hewlett-Packard): Esc or F10
Lenovo: F1/ F2, Fn + F2, or Enter followed by F1
Acer: Del/F2
Asus: Del/F2/F10
Microsoft Surface: Press and hold the Volume Up button on the device while pressing the Power button.
Toshiba/Samsung/Intel/ASRock/Origin PC: Esc, F1, F2, or F12
MSI/Gigabyte/EVGA/Zotac/BIOStar: Del

Or you can visit the official website of your computer brand to double-check and get detailed guidance on entering BIOS in Windows 11.

Other methods to enter BIOS on Windows 11

If you don't want to spend time checking details on the official websites of the brands or encounter difficulties entering BIOS on Windows 11 by pressing keys for various reasons, you can also try the following methods.

Way 1. Enter BIOS on Windows 11 by Settings

Settings can be a direct utility to help you enter BIOS on Windows 11 without restarting. If your computer uses UEFI firmware, a simpler method to access the BIOS is through these features. This method is also suitable for Windows 10.

Step 1. Select the Windows button on the toolbar and choose "Settings", or use the Win + I shortcut to access Settings. If using a touch screen, swipe in from the right edge and choose "Settings".

Step 2. In the Settings main window, navigate to "Update & security".


Step 3. Click on "Recovery" in the left panel, locate "Advanced startup", and click "Restart now".


Step 4. Once the boot options window appears, click "Troubleshoot".


Step 5. Choose "Advanced" options.


Step 6. Click on "UEFI Firmware Settings" from the list.


Step 7. Lastly, Opt for "Restart" to access UEFI BIOS. This will present the BIOS setup utility interface, allowing you to modify the BIOS settings.

Way 2. Access BIOS on Windows 11 via Windows Terminal

By inputting specific commands by PowerShell or Command Prompt utility, you can access BIOS in Windows 11.

Step 1. Access the "Start" menu and search for "Windows Terminal". then click the app in the search results.


Step 2. In Windows Terminal, input the following command and press Enter; this command functions in both PowerShell and Command Prompt shells.

shutdown /r /o /f /t 00


This command will initiate a restart with options suitable for accessing BIOS.

Step 3. Upon reaching the "Choose an Option" screen, navigate to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > UEFI Firmware Settings, and click "Restart". Your PC will then enter the BIOS mode.

Way 3. Quickly enter BIOS on Windows 11 with AOMEI Partition Assistant

The third method can be considered the easiest: utilize the UEFI BIOS Boot Options Manager provided by AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. With just a few clicks, you can efficiently access the BIOS on Windows 11 and make configurations.

Regardless of the computer brand you use, such as Dell, HP, Lenovo, ASUS, etc., this tool allows you to quickly enter BIOS on Windows 11 or manage your boot device effortlessly. The tool offers 7 powerful functions, enabling you to address various BIOS-related scenarios.

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Note: Windows Server users can download the AOMEI Partition Assistant Server edition.

Step 1. Install AOMEI Partition Assistant, click “Tools” in the top menu, and choose the "UEFI BIOS Boot Options Manager” function.

UEFI BIOS Boot Options Manager

If your system drive is an MBR one, after you click the tool you will get a message that the feature is available only if the current system disk is GPT partition type.

Warning message

On a GPT drive, the UEFI Boot Options Manager will pop up. In this interface, all UEFI boot orders on your computer will be displayed and you can manage them.


1. How to change boot options

Click a boot option and click the button up and down to change the boot sequence of your computers.

Change Boot Options

2. How to delete boot options

Click a boot option that is not available or unnecessary to delete the boot option. Please be cautious before you delete a boot option. For system boot and security, it will be unable to delete the current boot option.

Delete Boot Options

3. How to enable one-time boot entry

Click a boot option and click the button to enable a one-time boot entry. Once you click the option, the computer will boot from this entry only the next time the system startup. After the PC boots from the entry once, the PC will boot from the defaulted first entry.

One-time Boot Options

4. How to backup boot options

Click the boot option you want to backup to make a backup so that you can recover if necessary.

Backup Boot Options

Select a location on your PC and click "Save" to save the backup.

Select Backup Location

Then the backup will create a .PAUB file.

Backup PAUB Files

5. How to Restore Boot Options

Click to restore the boot option you just backed up if the partition or boot files get lost or corrupted.

Restore Boot Options

Locate the .PAUB FILE you backed up and select it to restore.

Select PAUB File

If you have a backup of your boot entries with Partition Assistant and your system cannot boot, you can also create a bootable media with Partition Assistant and restore the boot entries under WinPE.

6. How to refresh boot options

Click the button to refresh the boot options. The "Refresh" button does not mean reset. If you have modified the boot options, the button does not help to reset the boot options.

Refresh Boot Options

7. How to boot into UEFI BIOS Boot Options one-time

Please just click the option "Enter UEFI BIOS configuration interface directly only at next boot time".

Enter UEFI BIOS Configuration Interface

If you tick this option, the computer will directly boot into the UEFI BIOS configuration interface at the next boot time. After the option is executed once,  your computer will still boot from the defaulted first entry.

UEFI BIOS Boot Configuration

There is no need to press any hotkey during the next system boot, for example, DEL or F12. In this way, the UEFI BIOS Boot Manager will be launched so that you can easily change boot sequence or configure other BIOS settings.

After you manage the boot options, you can click the "Restart Now" button to restart your computer immediately if needed.

Restart Now


How to enter BIOS on Windows 11? By following the shared methods, it is easy to reach the goal. If you have downloaded AOMEI Partition Assistant, this tool will bring you more surprises. For example, once you suffer data loss during the process of accessing BIOS on Windows 11 by any mistake, you can use its Recover Data feature to recover lost data back.

It is also recommended to try Clone Disk and OS Migration when you plan to upgrade your device. Besides, functions like App Mover, Duplicate Files Finder, Delete Large Files, Allocate Free Space, etc., can be helpful and practical for your storage expansion.

Irene · Staff Editor
Irene is an Editor of AOMEI Technology. She devotes herself in giving insightful thoughts on common computer problems with simple and clear guidance. Irene loves to help people solve problems and explore more solutions on relevant issues. She loves reading, singing and travelling.