11-07-2019 11:43 AM - edited 11-07-2019 11:47 AM
Hello everyone, I have run into a very annoying problem.
I need to disable Secure Boot on my HP Tower Station, but I don't seem to know the BIOS Admin Password. I need to disable Secure Boot to install a new OS. Here are the Specs of the Device:
Product Name: HP Z240 Tower Station
System BIOS: N51 Ver. 01.74 12/04/2018
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11-07-2019 11:57 AM
You have to clear the BIOS password by removing a jumper on the motherboard.
See chapter 5 of the service manual, pages 82 & 83 for how to clear the P/W.
11-07-2019 12:34 PM
You're very welcome.
There is no such thing as a default admin P/W in any HP business desktop PC or workstation.
The passwords are all cleared the same way...by removing a jumper.
Your only option is to follow the guidance in the service manual, and you will have to hope that no one enabled the stringent security option in the BIOS, because that prevents the jumper from clearing the password, and you would have to purchase a new or refurbished motherboard that doesn't have a BIOS P/W set.
It shouldn't take you more than 5 or 10 minutes to open the case, find the jumper, remove it and clear the P/W.