How to Access UEFI BIOS Setting in Windows 8.1

How to Access UEFI BIOS Setting in Windows 8.1 and 8

Aug. 5, 2014 2:46 pm / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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UEFI fireware has lots of advantages, including better security to protect pre-startup, faster startup time, etc. Then most of computer users want to know how to access UEFI BIOS settings during their computer use. This article will specially introduce how to boot to the UEFI BIOS in Windows 8.1 and 8 tablet and PC. Read the step-by-step user guide as below.

An Ordinary Method to Boot to the UEFI BIOS on Windows 8/8.1 PC/Tablet

First, you need to log on to Window and go the PC Settings and perform an advanced startup if you want to boot to the UEFI boot on a Windows 8.1 tablet or device. Windows 8.1 restarts in Advanced mode, where you can access plenty of options, including the one for booting to the UEFI BIOS.

  • 1. Open your PC Setting. For Windows 8, click or tap on General, click or tap on Restart now under Advanced startup on the right pane, and then go to step 5.

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  • 2. For Windows 8.1, open your PC Setting. There, click or tap on Update and recovery.

    Note: You may not want to miss that: Top 6 Ways to Open PC Setting in Windows 8.1.

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  • 3. Then, click or tap on Recovery.

    how to access uefi bios setting in windows 8.1
  • 4. Now, go to the Advanced startup section on the right, and click or tap Restart now.

    how to boot to the uefi bios in windows 8.1
  • 5. After Windows 8.1 restarts, a blue screen is displayed where you are asked to choose an option. In this place, you need to click or tap Troubleshoot.

    how to access uefi bios setting in windows 8.1
  • 6. Here, move on to click or tap on Advanced options in Troubleshoot.
  • 7. Then, lots of options will be displayed now, including "UEFI Fireware Settings". Click or tap on UEFI Fireware Settings.

    how to access uefi bios setting in windows 8.1

Thus, you are asked to restart one more time in order to change UEFI Settings. Tap Restart.

how to boot to the uefi bios in windows 8.1

Here, the computer or tablet will now restart, and automatically boot directly to the UEFI fireware settings screen.

Another Fast Way to Boot to the UEFI BIOS on Windows 8.1 Tablets

For Microsoft Surface tablet, there is a quick way for booting to the UEFL BIOS, which involves pressing a few buttons.

  • 1. First, shut down your Surface.
  • 2. While the Surface tablet is still turned off, press and hold the Volume Up (+) button, on the left side of the device.

    how to access uefi bios setting in windows 8.1
  • 3. Press and release the power button and, when the Surface logo is displayed, release the Volume Up (+) button.
  • 4. Now the UEFI BIOS settings are now displayed.

    Note that this way can not be used on non-Microsoft tablets.

Figure out your situation and choose the proper way to access UEFI BIOS settings in Windows 8.1 and 8. For more features of Windows 8.1 and 8, click here to know more info about Windows tips.

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