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View System BIOS Information (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular

This registry key stores information about the system BIOS, including the release date, version number and video BIOS date.

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Open your registry and find the key below for information on the system BIOS.

These values are read-only and can not be changed.

Note: These values are read-only and can only be viewed and not edited.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|SystemBiosDateREG_SZ"12/30/99"|
|SystemBiosVersion REG_SZ"TECRA 8100 v2.30"|
|VideoBiosDate REG_SZ"03/01/00"|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System]
Value Name: SystemBiosDate, SystemBiosVersion, VideoBiosDate
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)

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Last modified: August 23, 2002