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HP EliteBook 8440p bios password

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HP EliteBook 8440p
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I have two HP EliteBook 8440p notebooks and i would like to enter BIOS setup in order to enable virtualisation capbilities but they have password protection that I don't know.

Can anyone help me with procedure for reset BIOS passwors on those laptops?

I suplied a case to HP support case number 4780184550 and 4780184824 but i got no word from them.

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Contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.

 

 http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html

 

When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request.

 

Or download these files.

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m0NU2sPsAdlSWcn7TJynbt8D6oChbrMT?usp=sharing

 

Insert clean USB flash drive.

 

Then run USB Image tool.

 

Choose the flash drive then click on RESTORE.

 

After restore remove flash drive.

 

Insert flash drive into locked laptop and boot. ”If an HDD is installed remove before booting.”

 

At C:\OUTPUT   type CD..   “Then hit enter”

 

Type HPBR   “Then hit enter”

 

First thing is to save your settings.

 

Select #3 re-program.

 

Press “S” to save system information.

 

Type HPBR and hit enter.

 

Select   “FIRST RUN”

 

Then select model.

 

After reboot repeat same as above but this time SELECT “SECOND RUN”

 

If you cannot boot from USB flash drive use the Image tool to build a HDD.

 

Then use the drive to boot the program on the locked laptop.

 

REO

 

I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to your system by using these services. Please be aware that you do this at your own risk.

 

 

HP HPBR LIST.xlsx

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@RTIadmin

 

Contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.

 

 http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html

 

When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request.

 

Or download these files.

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m0NU2sPsAdlSWcn7TJynbt8D6oChbrMT?usp=sharing

 

Insert clean USB flash drive.

 

Then run USB Image tool.

 

Choose the flash drive then click on RESTORE.

 

After restore remove flash drive.

 

Insert flash drive into locked laptop and boot. ”If an HDD is installed remove before booting.”

 

At C:\OUTPUT   type CD..   “Then hit enter”

 

Type HPBR   “Then hit enter”

 

First thing is to save your settings.

 

Select #3 re-program.

 

Press “S” to save system information.

 

Type HPBR and hit enter.

 

Select   “FIRST RUN”

 

Then select model.

 

After reboot repeat same as above but this time SELECT “SECOND RUN”

 

If you cannot boot from USB flash drive use the Image tool to build a HDD.

 

Then use the drive to boot the program on the locked laptop.

 

REO

 

I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to your system by using these services. Please be aware that you do this at your own risk.

 

 

HP HPBR LIST.xlsx

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@RE051ST

Thank you for fast and detaild answer.

I used chat support yesterday and submited two cases, each for every laptop, but until now I have no word from them. That is the reason for posting the question here.

What is the aproximate time for HP support to resolve the case?

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Have you tried to build the flash drive as per my instructions???

 

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We have used it hundreds of times with no problem.

 

Just remember to save you data/information.

 

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We noticed that also.

 

I guess when it was written they missed that.

 

REO

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hi 

can u advise of the procedure of when one cant change the boot order.

cant use usb port

 

thanks

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