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How To Enter BIOS ASUS Motherboard? — [Two Easy Ways]

How To Enter BIOS ASUS Motherboard? — [Two Easy Ways]

You can call BIOS (Basic Input Output System) a “one-stop-shop” since it provides the users with important information about their system. Stored to a flash memory chip in a motherboard, it tests, detects, and configures the hardware devices that are connected to the PC. 

The users can also check, set, and fine-tune settings like CPU clock speed, fan controls, voltage configurations, memory timings, and more. But before doing anything, you must know how to enter BIOS mode on your ASUS motherboard. Read on to see how you can do so.

What BIOS Looks Like On ASUS Motherboards?

The exact appearance of the BIOS window can vary depending on your motherboard model, BIOS version, and UI mode. However, on most of the current-era ASUS motherboards, BIOS window looks like this:

How To Enter BIOS ASUS Motherboard Using BIOS Keys?

The most common and straightforward way to enter into the BIOS window is by pressing the designated BIOS key when the system is in the turned-off state. This method is also applicable if the operating system isn’t loading on your computer. 

When a system is turned off and you turn it on, it goes through POST (Power-On Self-Test), a diagnostics procedure. And this POST cycle is the moment to enter into the BIOS mode. This is how you can use this moment to enter into the BIOS on ASUS motherboards.

  1. Press and hold the [F2] key from the keyboard when the system is turned off. The F2 key is the BIOS key for most modern ASUS motherboards. 
  2. Next, press the [Power] button. Keep the F2 button pressed until you get into the BIOS configuration display. See the above image to know what it looks like.

NOTE: BIOS key can vary depending on the ASUS motherboard’s model. For some older motherboards, the BIOS key is the [Del] key. If the [F2] key doesn’t work, use the [Del] key instead.

NOTE: The time to get into the BIOS setup can vary depending on how your PC is currently set. The POST cycle can either go very fast or take a few seconds. 

The “BIOS Key” method that we have just discussed above is the same for the motherboards of all the manufacturers. The only thing that can vary is the BIOS key. So, here is the list of BIOS keys from different motherboard manufacturers:

  • ASUS: DEL or F2
  • ASRock: DEL or F2
  • ECS: DEL
  • Dell: F12 or F2
  • Acer: DEL or F2
  • Lenovo: F2 or Fn + F2 (laptops), F1 (desktops), Enter + F1 (ThinkPads)
  • HP: F10
  • Gigabyte (and Aorus): DEL or F2
  • Origin PC: F2
  • Microsoft Surface: press and hold the Power and Volume Up buttons
  • MSI: DEL
  • Zotac: DEL
  • Toshiba: F2
  • Samsung: F2

How To Enter BIOS Using Windows Advanced Options?

If you have already turned on the computer, there is no need to turn it off and then turn it back on so you can implement the BIOS key methods to access the BIOS. Alternatively, you can use the following methods to do the same while having your PC turned on. 

Windows 10

Step 1: Click the Windows icon and type in Change advanced startup options [1]. Click Open [2] once the result appears.

Enter BIOS Using Windows
Enter BIOS Using Windows

Step 2: In the Recovery > Advanced startup, click Restart now [3]. Your system will restart; ensure to save your unsaved work. 

Windows advance setup

Step 3: Click Troubleshoot [4] once your system restarts.

Windows troubleshoot

Step 4: Select Advanced options [5].

advance option

Step 5: Select UEFI Firmware Settings [6].   

UEFI Firmware setting
UEFI Firmware setting

Step 6: Click Restart [7]. After the restart, your computer will enter BIOS mode.

Click on restart
Click on restart

Windows 11

Step 1: Click the Search icon and type in Change advanced startup options [1]. Click Open [2] to proceed further.
Step 2:  Click the Restart now [3] button from the Advanced startup in the System > Recovery section.

Step 3: Save your unsaved work if you have any. Select Restart now [4]. 

Step 4: Select Troubleshoot [5] once your computer restarts. 

Step 5: Select Advanced Options [6].

Step 6: Select UEFI Firmware Settings [7].

Step 7: Click Restart [8]. At this moment, your system will enter BIOS configuration.

How To Enter BIOS On Linux?

The “BIOS key” method, the one we discussed in the beginning, can be applied to enter BIOS configuration on the Linux operating system. Here is a quick summary of it:

  1. Power off the system if it is turned on.
  2. Press and hold the [F2] key from the keyboard; the F2 key is the BIOS key for Linux-based computers.
  3. Next, press the [Power] button to turn your system back on. Keep the F2 key pressed until you get into the BIOS mode. 


To enter BIOS on an ASUS motherboard, power off your system, press and hold the [F2] key, then press the [Power] button. Hold [F2] until the BIOS configuration appears. Use the [Del] key for older models if [F2] doesn’t work. This is the simplest method to enter the BIOS menu.

Alternatively, on Windows 10/11, access BIOS through Advanced Options: click the Windows icon, type “Change advanced startup options”, select UEFI Firmware Settings, and restart. 

But what about the Linux operating system? Can we access the BIOS menu on Linux? Yes, we can. On Linux, follow the same method with the [F2] key. The BIOS key may vary for different motherboard brands. Refer to the list provided for popular manufacturers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Go Directly Into BIOS?

To enter directly into the BIOS menu, you’ll need to use the designated BIOS key. Simply off your system if it is turned on. Turn your system back on and keep pressing the BIOS key, mostly the F2 or DEL key, from the keyboard. You will enter the BIOS configuration window.

How Do I Get Into BIOS Without F2/DEL?

On Windows 10/11, Click the Windows icon, type in Change advanced startup options, click Open, and then Restart now. Once the system restarts, click Troubleshoot > Advanced options > UEFI Firmware Settings. After that, click on Restart to access the BIOS menu.

What Is My Current BIOS Version?

To know the current BIOS version on your system, you’ll need to open the System Information window. Here are the steps to do so:
Press Windows+R
Type msinfo32 into the Run box
Press Enter
Click System Summary
Find the BIOS version/date entry in the Item column on the right

Can I Reset My BIOS Without A Keyboard?

Yes, you can reset your BIOS without a keyboard. The following are two methods to do this: Clear CMOS Jumper and CMOS Battery Removal

Clear CMOS Jumper: Most motherboards have a jumper labeled “CMOS” or “CLR_CMOS” near the CMOS battery. Move the jumper for a few seconds and then put it back in its original position to reset the BIOS to default settings.

CMOS Battery Removal: Another way to reset BIOS is this: remove the CMOS battery for a few minutes and then put it back in. This method is safe, but remember to unplug your computer from the power supply before attempting it.