How to configure my BIOS

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How can I configure my Basic Input Output System (BIOS), with reference to: time settings; power management; drive priorities; security and performance?

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  • ToddN2000
    What hardware are you using? Usually you will see a message of what key to press show on boot up to access the BIOS settings, usually F2 or ESC in some cases.
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  • carlosdl
    That is too broad of a question.

    Without more details, we can only tell you some possible ways to enter the BIOS configuration tool.

    In addition to what Todd suggested, you can try pressing the DEL key or F8 at the very beginning of the boot process.

    As for where to find each of the configuration settings you are interested in, it depends on the BIOS your machine has, so there is not a definitive answer to that.  You will have to explore the options the tool offers.
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  • ToddN2000
    For most people everything can be set by the O/S in most cases. The only one I am aware of is the drive boot sequence. This is done in the BIOS. Most people have no need to change this unless they may be running a dual boot system. Even then some of these have a menu that prompts them to select which system to boot up like Windows or Linux. In all my years I have only had to go into the BIOS maybe 2 or 3 times when new hardware was added and replaced or I wanted to boot from the CD drive before the HD..
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  • bhannah
    This is very broad question, and some of it can be only answered though knowing which BIOS you are using. It is also related to knowing what the hardware is. On the beginning of the Boot Sequence there is normally a message the comes up asking if you want to enter setup. The keys needed to enter setup vary from BIOS to BIOS. I have seen F1, F2, Del, F10 and others. Once you press the proper keys, then it takes you into setup (BIOS). From there, you follow the steps, and menuing system. You also have to be aware of what hardware that you may be enabling / disabling. Some of the hardware can be disabled / enabled from inside the O/S some cannot. You have to be aware of this, and do it correctly.
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  • Genderhayes
    Use the setup utility on computer try pressing F2 key don't release til you see the BIOS screen display
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