How to check BIOS version in Windows 11.

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How to check BIOS version in Windows 11.

There are two ways to check the BIOS version in Windows 11, described below.

▼The first method is to check the BIOS version from the "System Information" window.

  • Open the "Run" window by pressing "Windows" + "R".
  • Type "msinfo32" and click "OK" to open the "System Information" window.
  • Check the "BIOS Version/Date" field written in it.

▼No.2, Check the BIOS version at the command prompt.

  • Start command prompt as administrator.
  • Type "wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion" and press enter.
  • Check the BIOS version written under "SMBIOSBIOSVersion".

The "BIOS version" is what you need to know when you install a new CPU or memory in your computer.

This article will detail how to check the BIOS version.

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How to check the BIOS version from the "System Information" window.

How to check the BIOS version from the "System Information" window.
How to check the BIOS version from the "System Information" window.

First, press the "Windows key" + "R" on the keyboard to launch the window marked "Run".

A window labeled "Run" will appear in the lower left corner of the screen.

How to check the BIOS version from the "System Information" window.
How to check the BIOS version from the "System Information" window.

Next, type "msinfo32" in the window marked "Run", and click "OK".

How to check the BIOS version from the "System Information" window.
How to check the BIOS version from the "System Information" window.

After clicking "OK," a window labeled "System Information" will appear.

The BIOS version is written in the "BIOS Version/Date" field in it.

BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends International, LLC. E1563IMS.11C, 2022/03/02

American Megatrends International, LLC is the name of the manufacturer of the BIOS.

E1563IMS.11C is the version of the BIOS.

2022/03/02 is the date the BIOS was last updated.

How to check the BIOS version at the command prompt.

To check the BIOS version from the command prompt, the command prompt must be started as administrator.

How to start the command prompt as administrator.

How to start the command prompt as administrator.
How to start the command prompt as administrator.

Click on the Windows logo on the taskbar.

After clicking on the Windows logo, a menu will expand upwards.

Click on the search bar in it.

How to start the command prompt as administrator.
How to start the command prompt as administrator.

Type "cmd" in the search bar.

After typing "cmd" in the search bar, "Run as administrator" will appear on the right side.
Click on "Run as administrator.

How to start the command prompt as administrator.
How to start the command prompt as administrator.

After clicking "Run as administrator," a window labeled "User Account Control" asks, "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" will appear.

Click "Yes.

How to start the command prompt as administrator.
How to start the command prompt as administrator.

After clicking "Yes," the command prompt starts as an administrator.

If "Administrator" appears in the upper left corner of the Command Prompt window, you have succeeded.

Command to check BIOS version.

Once you open the command prompt as an administrator, you will enter the command to check the BIOS version at the command prompt.

Command to check BIOS version.
Command to check BIOS version.

Type the following command at the command prompt and press enter.

wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion

After typing the command, press the enter key on the keyboard and the BIOS version will appear under SMBIOSBIOSVersion.

E1563IMS.11C

3IMS.11C is the BIOS version.

Screen shot when entering the command to check the BIOS version without starting the command prompt as administrator.

Screen shot when entering the command to check the BIOS version without starting the command prompt as administrator.
Screen shot when entering the command to check the BIOS version without starting the command prompt as administrator.

If you enter the command to check the BIOS version without starting the command prompt as administrator, you will get the above screen

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