How to Access an Acer Aspire BIOS

By Steve McDonnell

You can update the Acer Aspire UEFI settings using the advanced options of the Windows Update and Recovery tool.

Things You'll Need

  • Acer Aspire laptop

The Acer Aspire uses an updated version of the BIOS called the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. You can change the UEFI settings using the advanced options of the update and recovery function in Windows.

Step 1

Swipe in from the right to open the Windows Charms and choose the gear-shaped Settings icon.

Step 2

Select Update and Recovery.

PC Settings Menu

Step 3

Choose Recovery from the left column and select Restart Now under the Advanced Startup options.

Update and Recovery Menu

Step 4

Select Troubleshoot.

Update and Recovery Options

Step 5

Choose Advanced Options.

Troubleshoot Options

Step 6

Choose UEFI Firmware Settings.

UEFI Firmware Settings


If you don't have the UEFI Firmware Settings option on your Acer computer or if you use Windows 7, power off your computer and then power it back on. When the first logo screen appears, press F2 -- or Del on an Acer desktop -- to access the UEFI Firmware settings.