How to Go to the BIOS Setup Page on a Dell Computer

by C. Taylor
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Your Dell computer's Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) allows you to make changes to your hardware. If you wish to set boot or hardware passwords, enable or disable hardware components or adjust laptop LCD brightness, you will need to access the BIOS. It also offers system monitoring, such as processor speed, memory, temperatures and fan speeds. Adjusting the boot sequence, which can force the computer to boot from a CD or USB device, can also be done in the BIOS.

Step 1

Turn on or reboot your computer.

Step 2

Press "F2" continuously during the reboot process until you see the message "Entering Setup." On some older systems, you may need to press "Delete," "Ctrl + Alt + Enter," "Fn + F1" or "Fn + Esc."

Navigate through BIOS using your arrow keys. Your mouse will not work in BIOS.


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