Has tech support ever asked you which version of the BIOS you were on, then had you reboot when you don't know? Instead of rebooting, take a look in these two places:
- Open Start ->
- Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Information.
Here you will find System Summary on the left and its contents on the right. Find the BIOS Version
option and your BIOS flash version displayed.
- You can also scan the registry for this information. When Windows loads, it stores the main
computer BIOS and video BIOS following information under the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWAR\EDESCRIPTION\System registry subkey:
This information appears in the registry for only informational purposes and changing these values has no effect on the system.
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This was first published in June 2003