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Bios reset HP Probook 6470b

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Probook 6470b
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

Dear people,

 

Last year I bought a secondhand Probook 6470b laptop with windows 8.1. I now like to change my windows system to win 10 but I can't because I dont know the bios password. I can't change the bios boot to dvd or usb.

Can you help me to free the bios?

 

Kind regards,

Jan Huhl

 

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Hi,

 

Try tapping f1 as soon as you start the notebook.

 

Regards,

 

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Hi,

 

For that Model, you will need to Contact HP Business support - they should be able to send you a customised SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.

 

You can contact HP Business Support in your country via

 

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html

 

or

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp

 

Just to note, don't try removing the rtc battery.  It won't remove the password, but it will reset the clock - as smc files are time coded, a large disparity between the system clock and the time encoded in the smc will cause it to fail.

 

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Thanks for the answer. I have tried all morning to get any contact possibility by email. I can't find one. Is there a mailaddress?

 

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Jan

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Hi,

 

Try using the online options starting on the link below.

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp

 

Choose 'Continue as guest', enter your serial number and confirm your location - then click the 'Show options' button.

 

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Thanks for the answer. There is no sticker with a serial on it. So on that site it ends there with no serial.

What to do with that? Is there any way to find it?

 

regards

Jan

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Hi,

 

Try tapping f1 as soon as you start the notebook.

 

Regards,

 

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Thanks. That worked. And with some clicking around I came to a mail-possibility so I sent them an email.

Thanks for the help.

 

regards

Jan

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You're more than welcome :generic:

 

All the best,

 

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my probook not reset password

 

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