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HP Elitebook 840 G1
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi,

I dont have the user pasword/bios password of my laptop anymore. I have buyed it second hand. is it possible to reset that in any way? serial number: [edit]

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Hi,

 

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.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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HP Recommended

Hi,

 

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.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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****Please mark Accept As Solution if it solves your problem****
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