BIOS in Windows 8 has been replaced with UEFI. So, now the question will be “ how to enter BIOS Windows 8 ” then. Well, let us understand what is UEFI and how it has replaced BIOS in Windows 8. The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware. UEFI is a standard firmware interface for PC, which is designed to replace BIOS. When you turn on your PC, the firmware interface controls the booting process of the PC. Then is passes control to the Windows or any other operating system.
How to enter BIOS Windows 8?
Desktop/Laptop preloaded with Windows 8/8.1 are actually setups with UEFI boot instead of BIOS boot. If your system is not fitted with UEFI boot, then you won’t find UEFI settings will not be available. In this case, you can only enter BIOS setup or UEFI firmware in the usual method.
Steps: How to enter BIOS Windows 8
- Move the mouse pointer on the top-right corner of the screen. Move the mouse pointer down and then click Settings. (In case you’re using a touchscreen, then swipe in from the right edge of the screen and the click Settings)
- Now click on Change PC settings.
3. You’ll see a list of menu options on the left-hand side of the screen. Choose Update and recovery.
- After clicking on Update and recovery option, a new screen will appear. In this screen, you’ll find three options. Choose the Recovery option. Then Restart your system.
5. The options menu will be shown to you after performing the above steps. Click on Troubleshoot.
- The next screen will show three options: Refresh your PC, Reset your PC and Advanced options. Click on Advanced options.
7. In Advanced Options, you’ll find UEFI Framework Settings. Click on that.
8. Choose Restart.
9. Now you’ll enter BIOS setup in your system.