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BIOS password removal

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I got a relatively old computer a few days ago, that I would like to "upgrade". Some BIOS settings are incorrect and should be fixed. However I can not bypass the setup password. I have tried a lot of  options so far without any success: MS-DOS commands,  CMOS battery removal (and reseat), CMOS jumper, softwares: KillCMOS and CMOSpwd, 35  different backdoor passwords. I realized that the setup password can not be removed with these options, because the previous owner may set the password after resetting the CMOS clock. When I press enter three times I do not get any halt codes or anything else, only the "readonly" BIOS.

I shot a picture of the system information, that you can see above.


I would be grateful, if someone shared her/his experiences or suggestions in connection with this issue. Thank you for your replies in advance.

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 Thank you for using 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. 

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