Devices Check UEFI BIOS Firmware Version in Windows 11


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UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is a standard firmware interface for PCs, designed to replace BIOS (basic input/output system). This standard was created by over 140 technology companies as part of the UEFI consortium, including Microsoft. It's designed to improve software interoperability and address limitations of BIOS.

Windows utilizes the UEFI to support the handoff of system control from the SoC firmware boot loader to the OS. The UEFI environment is a minimal boot OS upon which Windows devices are booted and the OS runs.

Knowing the current UEFI or BIOS version will let you know if you have the most up-to-date version, or if you need to update it from the PC or motherboard manufacturer's support site.

This tutorial will show you how to find and see the current UEFI/BIOS firmware version in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Check UEFI/BIOS Firmware Version in System Information
  • Option Two: Check UEFI/BIOS Firmware Version in Device Manager
  • Option Three: Check UEFI/BIOS Firmware Version in DirectX Diagnostic Tool
  • Option Four: Check UEFI/BIOS Firmware Version in Registry Editor
  • Option Five: Check UEFI/BIOS Firmware Version in Command Prompt
  • Option Six: Check UEFI/BIOS Firmware Version in PowerShell
  • Option Seven: Check UEFI/BIOS Firmware Version in UEFI/BIOS Firmware Settings




Option One

Check UEFI/BIOS Firmware Version in System Information


1 Open System Information (msinfo32.exe).

2 In the right pane of System Summary in System Information, see what the BIOS Version/Date item shows for the current version (ex: "2004"). (see screenshot below)

BIOS_version_msinfo32.png





Option Two

Check UEFI/BIOS Firmware Version in Device Manager


1 Open Device Manager (devmgmt.msc).

2 Click/tap on Firmware to expand it open. (see screenshot below)

3 Double click/tap on System Firmware to open its properties page.

4 Click/tap on the Firmware tab in "System Firmware Properties".

5 You will now see the current Firmware Version (ex: "2004").

UEFI-BIOS_firmware_version_Device_Manager.png





Option Three

Check UEFI/BIOS Firmware Version in DirectX Diagnostic Tool


1 Open DirectX Diagnostic Tool (dxdiag.exe).

2 In the System tab, look at the BIOS item under System Information to see the current version (ex: "2004"). (see screenshot below)

BIOS_version_dxdiag.png





Option Four

Check UEFI/BIOS Firmware Version in Registry Editor


1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\BIOS

3 In the right pane of the BIOS key, look at the BIOSVersion string value (REG_SZ) to see the current version (ex: "2004").

BIOS_version_regedit.png





Option Five

Check UEFI/BIOS Firmware Version in Command Prompt


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Systeminfo | findstr /C:BIOS

BIOS_version_command.png





Option Six

Check UEFI/BIOS Firmware Version in PowerShell


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select Windows PowerShell.

2 Type the command below you want to use into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

(Current local PC)
Get-WmiObject win32_bios

BIOS_version_PowerShell-1.png

OR​

(Remote PC)
Get-WmiObject win32_bios -computername <ComputerName>

Substitute <ComputerName> in the command above with the actual computer name (ex: "BrinkW11") of the remote PC you want to check the UEFI/BIOS version of.

For example: Get-WmiObject win32_bios -computername BrinkW11


BIOS_version_PowerShell-2.png




Option Seven

Check UEFI/BIOS Firmware Version in UEFI/BIOS Firmware Settings


1 Boot to UEFI BIOS firmware settings.

2 In the Main tab, look for the UEFI/BIOS version (ex: "2004"). (see screenshot below)

The exact location of the UEFI/BIOS version will vary depending on manufacturer.


BIOS_version_UEFI_Firmware_settings.jpg



That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Easier to open a CMD prompt and type
wmic bios
in the output is your version
 

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Easier to open a CMD prompt and type
wmic bios
in the output is your version

Unfortunately, the wmic command has been removed. :(
 

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mavin

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Unfortunately, the wmic command has been removed. :(
I just run wmic all the switches options still work

I have 11 pro
 

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I just run wmic all the switches options still work

I have 11 pro
Not here in an Insider Dev build. :(

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WMIC was deprecated in 21H1:

Windows Management Instrumentation Command line (WMIC) tool.The WMIC tool is deprecated in Windows 10, version 21H1 and the 21H1 General Availability Channel release of Windows Server. This tool is superseded by Windows PowerShell for WMI. Note: This deprecation only applies to the command-line management tool. WMI itself is not affected.21H1
 

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There is also this, method 7 :)

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You can also use CPU-Z (the .zip version is portable). The Mainboard tab has the BIOS information.




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There is also this, method 7 :)

Thank you. Added as option 2. :)

 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
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    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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