Check BIOS Version in Windows – CMD & PowerShell

BIOS is a firmware interface between a computer’s hardware and the operating system and like any software, it can be updated.

Knowing the BIOS version can tell you if you have the most up-to-date version of the BIOS or it has to be updated.

This note shows how to check the BIOS version in Windows from the command-line interfaces.

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Check BIOS Version in Windows

In Windows the computer’s BIOS version can be check from the command prompt (CMD) and using the PowerShell.

Windows Command Prompt (CMD)

The BIOS version in Windows can be checked from the command prompt using the systeminfo command:

C:\> systeminfo | findstr /I /c:bios
BIOS Version:              HP R71 Ver. 01.16.00, 5/19/2021

Alternatively you can find out the BIOS version from the CMD using the wmic command:

C:\> wmic bios get biosversion
{"HPQOEM - 0", "R71 Ver. 01.16.00", "HP - 11000"}

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Windows PowerShell

To get the BIOS version from the Windows PowerShell, execute the Get-WmiObject command with the win32_bios option:

PS C:\> Get-WmiObject win32_bios
SMBIOSBIOSVersion : R71 Ver. 01.16.00
Manufacturer      : HP
Name              : R71 Ver. 01.16.00
SerialNumber      : 6DE0262R4O
Version           : HPQOEM - 0

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