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How to Reset BIOS to Default Settings [2022]

  • BIOS is a nesscary firmware that provides runtime services to hardware initialization and operating system.
  • Some customizations can make BIOS settings respond laggy.
  • So here, I will describe the proper procedure to Reset BIOS to Default Settings.

Reset BIOS to Default Settings

While booting, BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) plays a vital role in running the operating system. It also manages the data flow between an operating system and the hardware devices. So one can never ignore the fact that BIOS needs to work perfectly to boot a system.

Some modern Windows 11 or Windows 10 supported systems, now come with UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface), instead of BIOS. That’s why I will provide solutions to reset UEFI and BIOS to default settings.


Are Laptop & Desktop BIOS Same?

No matter if you own a laptop or desktop, you need to perform the same procedure to reset BIOS settings. Because both devices require runtime services to launch an operating system and manage the data flow between input/output devices.

Also, you should be aware of the fact that the process of resetting BIOS Settings works the same for every Windows OS version. They do come in different firmware but depending upon the device manufacturers, such settings have nothing to do with the OS versions.

How Do I Reset BIOS to Default Settings?

Users are required to perform a simple procedure to reset BIOS settings to default. They need to enter the BIOS interface to perform such a task.

The shortcut key for entering BIOS settings is different for HP, DELL, Lenovo, Acer, and other manufacturers. And it is shown at the startup, whenever you turn on your computer. To be specific it’s F10, F2, F12, F1, or DEL keys. You need to press the BIOS key while your computer is booting or the manufacturer’s logo is displaying.

Resetting BIOS

After entering the BIOS settings, press the F9 or F5 keys to launch the Reset Settings to Default popup. Such shortcuts are also different, depending upon the device manufacturers, and they are written at the bottom of the BIOS interface.Reset BIOS to Default

When you execute the Load Optimal Defaults command, you need to use your keyboard to select the Yes option. After confirming this action, your settings will be restored to defaults.

You can also navigate to the Security tab to perform such a task. But once you are successful, do remember to save the implied settings. So after pressing the ESC key, choose the Save and Exit option.

How Do I Reset UEFI Firmware?

For modern computers, running UEFI instead of BIOS, users are required to navigate to the Recovery mode. From there you can easily restart the UEFI firmware, without having to follow any complications.

It’s easy to enter the recovery mode on Windows 11 and Windows 10 computers. Users are required to launch the start menu and navigate to the Power menu. Now, long-press the Shift key and click on the Restart button. After a couple of seconds, a recovery window with a blue-colored interface will start to appear.

Resetting UEFI Firmware

From the first appearing interface, click on the Continue button to get the troubleshooting options.Reset UEFI Firmware

Now, click on the Advanced Options tab, to proceed further. Ensure that you are using your mouse or touchpad to make selections.Windows 10 Recovery Mode

Choose the last option named “UEFI Firmware Settings”. You will be led to another page, from where you only need to click on the Restart button.Reset UEFI in Windows 10

Thereafter, allow your system to reboot to reset the UEFI firmware settings to default. And, try not to interrupt the system while it’s rebooting.Reset UEFI Windows 11

That’s all, thanks for your time spent reading How to Reset BIOS to Default Settings, at it’sDailyTech.

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