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How to enable power-on CMOS password...

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Elitebook 8440p
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Hello, I would like to ENABLE the power-on password/fingerprint, I have went through the trouble of putting my windows harddrive in & installing the fingerprint software so now I have a user with my fingerprints, how do I make it so that when I boot the computer up it will ask me for a password or to scan my finger??? This was enabled when I got it but I can't figure out how to re-enable it...

 

Enabling DriveLock doesn't allow me to do this, it only allows me to input the password I gave for it. I just want a power-on password/fingerprint.... Why is this so difficult??? This shouldn't be so difficult, I shouldn't have to make a forums post to ask about something this simple but for whatever reason its not simple -.-

 

And a big thank you to the executives who decided locking the PCI-E cards was a good idea, thanks a lot!! Will never buy HP ever again.

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Security > TPM Embedded Security > Power-On Authentication Support

and then it has to boot into Windows after this setting has been enabled & the HP security thing has to be run, then the harddrive can  be swapped back out for the Linux one.

 

I've never seen such a horribly complicated BIOS before, this sort of stuff should be built into the BIOS so external software isn't required. Anywho, it works how I want it to, so I'm happy.... if the PCI-E cards weren't locked this would be a PERFECT computer. shame on the executives who choose to screw their customers like this! Make us a new firmware to unlock our PCI-E cards, you owe it to your customers!! -.-

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