How to Enter the BIOS of HP, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, Acer, GIGABYTE Aorus, etc… | 2022

BIOS stands for Basic Input / Output System, a ROM chip found on motherboards that allows you to access the most basic level and configure your computer system. The BIOS contains instructions on how to load the main computer hardware. It also includes a test called the Power-On Self-Test (POST), which can help verify that your computer is booting properly. If the computer does not pass the POST, you will hear a beep indicating a fault in the computer. The image below is an example of what a BIOS chip looks like on a computer motherboard. In this article, you will learn how to enter the BIOS of different types of devices.

Enter the BIOS
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In this post, here is how to Enter BIOS of different brands. Here is a list of BIOS and boot keys for different types of laptops and desktops. If you are a computer technician or engineer and you have trouble remembering what key is needed to enter the BIOS of a particular brand, it is better to read this article.

AsusF2 for PCs and F2 or DEL for laptops
AcerDEL or F2
Lenovo (laptops)F2 or Fn + F2
Lenovo (desktops)F1
Lenovo (ThinkPads)Enter then  F1
Lenovo (Ideapad Series)One Key Recovery
Microsoft Surface Tablets Hold down the volume up button
Origin PCF2

You can also see how to enter BIOS, boot, and other related items together for different brands below.


  • CTRL + F11 (Dell™ PC Restore by Symantec)
  • F8 (Repair Your Computer) Dell Factory Image Restore
  • EI Systems
  • F10 (System Recovery)


  • F2 (BIOS Setup)
  • ALT + F2 (Boot Device Options)
  • F12 (Boot Device Options)
  • ALT + F10 (Acer eRecovery)

HP/ Compaq Desktops

  • F10 (HP Recovery)
  • HP Pavilion / Compaq Laptops
  • ESC (Startup Menu)
  • F1 (System Information)
  • F2 (System Diagnostic)
  • F9 (Boot Device Options)
  • F10 (BIOS Setup)
  • F11 (System Recovery)


  • ESC (Boot Selection Menu)
  • F2 (BIOS Setup)
  • F9 (Asus Laptop Recovery


  • F2 (BIOS Setup)
  • Packard Bell
  • F11 (Recovery Program)

Apple (Models 2006+)

  • Command + Option + P + R (PRAM and NVRAM Reset)
  • Command + S (Boot into Single-User Mode)
  • Command + V (Boot with Verbose Status)
  • Option (Select Hard Drive Boot Volume)
  • Option + N (Boot Image from Netboot Server)
  • Shift (Boot into Safe Mode)
  • C (Boot from CD Drive)
  • D (Boot from OS/X Recovery and perform Hardware Test)
  • N (Boot from Network)


  • F2 (BIOS Setup)
  • F12 (Boot Menu)

Intel NUC

  • F2 (System Setup)
  • F7 (BIOS Update)
  • F10 (Boot Menu)
  • iRULU Walknbook
  • ESC (Boot Device Options)


F2 (Setup Utility)
F8 (Advanced Boot Options Menu)
F12 (Boot Menu)