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Get BIOS information from Windows Command Prompt

BIOS or Basic Input/Output system prepares the computer so other softwares can operate on your machine. One method of viewing/editing BIOS settings is by pressing the Delete key (Del) on system startup. Yeah! It's that blue screen. Well, it is recommended you don't change the settings unless you know what you are doing.

An easy way is to use the Windows command prompt the view the BIOS settings.

Check out the steps below..
Go to Start >> Run. Type cmd and press Enter to open the Command prompt.
Type the command wmic bios get /format:list to view the BIOS settings.

To check what other parameters wmic supports, use the command wmic/?

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Friday, May 25, 2007


Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 29, 2012 at 7:57 PM  
If all you need is the date, this command is perfect for the job:

wmic bios get /format:list | findstr /B Caption
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on June 2, 2013 at 9:42 PM  
wmic doesn't exist in my cmd... any other way?