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Wold
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Boot Password

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H8 1414
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Hi All,

 

I just acquired a HP ENVY H8 1414. I want to wipe it clean and install linux. But every time I try to boot from my USB by hitting f12 I get hit with this password from the bios. I don’t know it and want to get around it. I don’t care if everything is lost to get passed it. I want to do a clean install, but I need to get around this opstical.

 

 

Thanks,

Wold

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

See the link below for how to clear the BIOS P/W under the Jumper Settings section.

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03353629

 

I believe the written instructions are incomplete...

 

I have rewritten them so that this should clear the P/W...

 

To erase the BIOS password follow these steps:
  1. Turn OFF, and unplug the computer.
  2. Remove the jumper from pins 1-2 (default).
  3. Plug in and turn on the computer.  The BIOS P/W should now be cleared.
  4. Shut down and unplug the computer.
  5. Replace the jumper to the default position.
  6. Turn ON the computer.
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I just tried. I was prompted to go to the boot menu and then hit with the password again. 😞

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Paul_Tikkanen
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I guess you can try the way HP originally wrote it, but it doesn't seem like what they wrote will clear the P/W.

 

If that doesn't work, I'm afraid you are out of luck.

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