W2KSG: BIOS Information

Previously we looked at retrieving computer system information using WMI.  We looked at the BIOS information in passing.  There is a lot more information held in the BIOS

Listing 8.2

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Bios | Select -Property BuildNumber, CurrentLanguage, InstallableLanguages, Manufacturer, Name, PrimaryBIOS, ReleaseDate, SerialNumber, SMBIOSBIOSVersion, SMBIOSMajorVersion, SMBIOSMinorVersion, SMBIOSPresent, Status, Version, BiosCharacteristics

Using the Win32_Bios class we just select the properties we want to examine.  This is 1 line. The original took 20 lines.

If you want to expand the BiosCharacteristics to see the integer values then you can use

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Bios | Select -ExpandProperty BiosCharacteristics

 


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