You have booted your computer into Windows XP, but now you’d like to check the revision of BIOS on your computer. Which of these methods would be the best way to determine the current BIOS version?
A) Check the System Summary of the System Information utility
B) Use the “ver” command at the Windows XP Command Prompt
C) Use another computer to query the computer BIOS version using WMI
D) Use a LiveCD utility to determine the BIOS version
E) Pick up one of those electron microscope rentals at the home improvement store
The answer: A) Check the System Summary of the System Information utility
The System Information utility (msinfo32) provides documentation of nearly every aspect of your computer’s hardware, including the version and date of the currently installed BIOS. This can be seen in Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
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