Your Computer and Laptop have some inbuilt and significant features. However, most of the times, we are unaware of these parts. But not always remains the case. BIOS are something which is the most integral part of any computer system. It is integrated to the motherboard. But, to improve the performance of the system, we need to update the BIOS. But to do that, it is very important to know the current version of the BIOS as well. The general conceptions of the users are that BIOS can be seen while restarting the system. It is true that BIOS version can be seen while restarting. But it is not required to check it by that method. One can always know the BIOS version even without restarting the system.
The easiest and the most common method of knowing the BIOS Version without restarting the system is System Information. You can directly reach there by typing msinfo32 on the Run Command. You can either click the Start Button and find Run else press the Windows+R button to type it. It will directly take you the System Information. You can have all the information regarding your system. BIOS information and version will also be present there. You just need to look at the BIOS Version for the next update. You can also check the BIOS Version Date in order to update it.
The Command Prompt of Windows is always more than helpful. You can always have the BIOS Version information from the Command Prompt. There are many commands which just needed to be typed in the command prompt. It will fetch all the BIOS Information and prompts up the BIOS Version and Date. Yes, that is all you required as far as BIOS is concerned. Following commands can be used to check the BIOS version in Command Prompt.
wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion
wmic bios get biosversion
wmic bios get version
This is another way by which the BIOS Version can be known without restarting the system. If you go to the Windows Registry then you will find all information regarding BIOS. One can find it inside the System section of the Registry. In the Windows Registry, one needs to navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System in order to find the BIOS Version with complete details. You can easily navigate to the Windows Registry by giving a simple command to the Run. Regedit is the command required to redirect you to the Windows Registry.
It is not very tough to know the BIOS Version of the system. People have a general idea that it can only be known by the Restart Process. However, there are multiple and better ways to know the date. Sometimes, the BIOS Version need to be updated in order to have better performance of the system. The above said methods can be followed to have the latest version and then it can be updated to newer one.