How to Find the BIOS Version on a Toshiba Portege M400-S4031

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How to Find the BIOS Version on a Toshiba Portege M400-S4031
The Toshiba Portege range offers high performance and a flip and twist screen. (David McNew/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

The Toshiba Portege M400 was one of the first tablet notebooks to use an Intel Core Duo processor, which was supported by 512Mb of RAM and an 80Gb hard disk. The screen can swivel between portrait and landscape modes, and automatically changes the screen orientation to match. Like other laptops in the Toshiba range, in order to access the BIOS, the Toshiba HWSetup program is run from within Windows. This adds a graphical front end to the BIOS options, and allows the user to modify the settings and save the changes.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Click on the Windows "Start" button, and then click "Control Panel" from the Windows "Start" menu.

  2. 2

    Click "Printers and Other Hardware", and then click "Toshiba HWSetup" to launch the Toshiba hardware set-up utility.

  3. 3

    Click on the "General" tab, and then click "About." The BIOS version will be displayed.

  4. 4

    Click the main "OK" button to close the HWSetup program.

Tips and warnings

  • Press the "F12" key straight after the M400 has been powered up to access the boot menu.
  • Although Toshiba recommends using the HWSetup program to configure the BIOS, you can access the main BIOS by holding down the "Esc" key as you power up the M400, and then pressing the "F1" key when prompted.

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