How to enter BIOS on ACER laptops (UEFI)

Good day!

ACER laptops are quite popular (especially their budget options). And I must note that there have always been plenty of questions about them, and the BIOS is no exception. ...

In general, if we touch on this manufacturer and today's topic, then I would note two things:

  1. ACER had laptops with a wide variety of key combinations for entering BIOS: F1, F2, Ctrl + F2, Ctrl + Shift + Esc, etc. (probably in this they are leaders, with a minus sign, of course);
  2. they have good accompanying documentation, in which there is a separate section devoted to BIOS - but this is a plus (so if you have the documentation left, you can always spy on the key you need).

Actually, in this article I will consider several ways to enter the BIOS on laptops from this manufacturer (as well as how to find this most "cherished" key on the manufacturer's official website).



Entering BIOS [ACER]

General option

  1. first turn off the laptop (if you have it "hung up" and does not respond to the "Shut down" command - hold down the power button for 4-7 seconds to force shutdown);
  2. press the power button;
  3. immediately after that press the key several times F2until you see the BIOS / UEFI settings screen (example below).
  4. note: on older laptops, instead of the key F2 may be involved F1 or Del.

After switching on - press the F2 key several times

Acer Aspire line

Mostly (most devices) use a button to enter F2 (or alternatively Ctrl + F2). In the S7 line (laptops S7-191, S7-391 and S7-392), a combination of buttons is involvedFn + F2 (you need to press at the same time when the ACER splash screen appears!).

TravelMate, Extensa, Swift, Nitro lines

The overwhelming majority of laptops of these lines use the key F2 (Fn + F2). Press when the logo appears, immediately after turning on the device (example below).

ACER logo when turning on Acer Extensa 5210 laptop

Alternative solutions

1) Ctrl + Alt + Esc, Ctrl + Alt + Del, Ctrl + Alt + B

The subheading contains alternative combinations of buttons for entering BIOS on ACER devices (this applies to old laptops, now they are rare). I agree that they are not very convenient, and it is not clear what the developers were guided by ...

2) We look at the button on the official ACER website

Link to the page with the search for drivers and documentation: //

(To search, you need to know the laptop model)

ACER quite well accompanies its technique with documentation (including in Russian). If you have lost your paper copy of the documentation, then you can find the specification at the office. site. In general, to search, it is enough to know the model of the device. See screenshot below.

Enter the device model

Next, download the required version of the documents (as a rule, English and Russian versions are presented).

Expand the Documents tab

Then open the BIOS section - and you will find out the button to enter specifically for your device.

Open the documentation and look at the BIOS section

3) You can enter BIOS using a special boot option (Windows 10 OS)

If you are using Windows 10, then you can enter the BIOS using the special. system functions. To do this, open the system settings (combination of Win + i buttons), section Update & Security / Recovery and use a special reboot option (see example below).

Recovery - reboot now

Next, select the diagnostic option and go to the firmware settings (example below) - this way you can enter the BIOS / UEFI settings.

Entering BIOS without using special keys has been executed


Perhaps you will find the help article with "hot" keys for entering the BIOS menu, Boot Menu, recovery from a hidden partition useful - //


That's all for now ...

Add-ons are, as always, welcome.

Good luck!