BIOS is the very basic program that comes pre-installed on the motherboard of all the HP Computers and Laptops. BIOS stands of Basic Input Output System through which we can easily understand its working. BIOS basically links your Computer or Laptop peripherals like Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Storage Drive, etc with the installed operating system on your HP device. BIOS is like an intermediate to pass your system controls to the Operating System and later OS can use your system devices for your real-time requirements.
HP Boot Menu is also part of the BIOS of your computer but unlike BIOS it has very specific booting options. Boot Menu lists the attached storage drives including internal and external hard drives and inserted CD Drives. HP BIOS stores default drive information to boot the Operating System and you can change the boot drive from the boot menu. For your information, Boot Menu is widely used for installing new OS on computers.
HP BIOS Key
HP BIOS contains critical settings of your computers and laptop, changing which might causes problems while booting your device. Hence, BIOS Settings are not displayed every time you boot your device but you can easily access BIOS Settings on your HP Laptops and Computers by pressing HP BIOS Key just after turning on your device.
HP BIOS Key is not same for all the HP Laptops and Computers, it varies for different models. You can access BIOS Settings on your HP Device by pressing any key from the list of F10, F12, F2, F11 or F8 key. You might need to try several times to discover the actual BIOS Key for your Computer or Laptop but we have also got the ultimate method to boot your device into BIOS Settings.
- Step 1: Completely Shutdown your HP Device.
- Step 2: Press Power Button to Turn ON Your Computer.
- Step 3: Continuously Keep Pressing ESC Key on Your Keyboard to Open the Startup Menu.
- Step 4: Press the listed BIOS Key to boot your computer into the BIOS Settings.
So this is the ultimate method to know the HP BIOS Key of Device. Anyway if you are still not able to get into the BIOS settings on your device then follow our next solution on Access HP BIOS through Windows 10 UEFI Settings. We have also covered several tutorials on HP Printer in error state. We will also go through some of the popular BIOS Settings to alter and take care about.
Access HP BIOS through Windows 10 UEFI Settings
If you are not able to access BIOS settings on your Windows 10 HP Laptop or Computer then you can follow UEFI Firmware Settings on your device. UEFI Firmware Settings are located in the advanced Windows Troubleshooting Settings hence first you have to turn on your computer and sign in to Windows 10.
- Open Windows 10 Start Menu by pressing Windows Key.
- Click on Power Button and Restart your computer by holding Shift Key.
- Keep Shift Key pressed until troubleshoot option appears.
- Navigate to Troubleshoot and then Advanced Options.
- Open UEFI Firmware Settings and Restart to get the list boot options.
- Now Select BIOS Setup option to Access the HP BIOS Settings on your device.
So this was an easy method to open BIOS Settings on HP form internal Windows 10 Settings. Advanced Settings are also used to fix and repair slow Windows 10 PC. Now let’s checkout popular HP BIOS Settings.
Popular HP BIOS Settings
BIOS is customized as per the taste of developers and hence HP BIOS Screen will look different then Lenovo or Dell BIOS Settings. BIOS Settings will also differ for different HP Products. Generally BIOS Settings contains four to five options like Main, File, Storage, Security, Power and Advanced options in the top menu.
Device Information like HP Product Name, Number, ID, Processor, RAM and BIOS Version is listed in the Main Bios Menu option. Use Keyboard Arrow keys to navigate to the different settings, press Left Arrow to see the File Options. Like the previous one other System Information including Time and Date is listed in the File option, you can’t alter much settings under this option. Storage Device Information can be found in the Storage BIOS option, you can also test and configure your storage device in this option. Storage BIOS Option is also use to change the default OS boot drive. You can explore other options by checking out BIOS Settings on your computer.
HP Boot Menu Key
HP Boot Menu Key will also differ for different HP Laptops and Computers. You can open the Boot Menu on your HP Device by pressing F9, F8 or F2 keys. You have follow the same procedure as HP BIOS Settings, First Completely Shutdown your Computer and then keep pressing HP Boot Menu Key to see the list of Boot Devices option.
If you are not able to guess the correct Boot Menu Key of your HP then you can refer to our HP BIOS Key and Windows UEFI Settings solutions. Boot Menu Key is also listed on the Startup Menu, keep pressing ESC key to open Startup Menu on HP Laptops and Computers.
Three to four boot devices option like HDD, SSD, CDROM, USB and External Drive will appear on the HP Boot Menu. Use Arrow Up and Down Keys to select the boot option and hit enter to boot your device. New operating system will boot up if selected boot device contains the working OS or your device again boot from the default boot device. You can change the default boot device order from the BIOS settings, it found under Boot or Storage menu option.