JSI Tip 2552. Where does Windows NT and Windows 2000 store my BIOS date and version?


When your computer boots, information about your computer is collected and stored in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE hive of the registry.

Use Regedt32 to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System

Value Name        Data Type        Sample

SystemBiosDate    REG_SZ           04/29/00
 
SystemBiosVersion REG_MULTI_SZ     PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0     
                   
VideoBiosDate     REG_SZ           99/11/30


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