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HP ZBook17 Gen2

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ZBook17 Gen2
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)



Does anyone know how to reset the BIOS password on a HP ZBook17 Gen2?

I'm trying to update the BIOS version and the BIOS password we usually use is not it.

I read that taking out the CMOS Battery doesn't reset it and I tried it myself

which confirmed that it doesn't reset the password.


I downloaded and installed the HP Bios Configuration Utility and ran the command 

BiosConfigUtility64.exe /newsetuppassword:""


I get this message

<ERROR msg="Unable to process command. Password is set, but no password file is provided" />
<ERROR msg="BCU return value" real="10" translated="10" />



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Hi PeterRCS


Thank you for visiting the HP Support Community.


According to the Community's Rules of Participation:


4d. No posts shall include instructions or directions intended to bypass or subvert security measures, including passwords, locking mechanisms, fingerprint scans, etc., or to bypass any safety measures.


Therefore, this topic is being locked. If you would like help resetting the password on your product, please Contact HP support in your region. 



I work on behalf of HP.
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