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Context: 

I would like to set up a password on the BIOS of my HP Notebook.
I have installed HP BIOS Configuration Utility (BCU), version 4.0.32.1 (http://ftp.ext.hp.com/pub/caps-softpaq/cmit/HP_BCU.html).

After configuring my BIOS to have a password, I am told that it worked "Successfuly modified Setup Password"  but after that I checked by entering my BIOS and it does not ask me any password.

 

Here is what I did:

Open PowerShell as administrator and use the following commands :

 

Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Web
$MDP_BIOS = $MDP_AD = [System.Web.Security.Membership]::GeneratePassword(15,5)

 

Set-Location "C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\BIOS Configuration Utility"

 

New-item -Path "C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\BIOS Configuration Utility" -Name "MDP_BIOS.bin" -ItemType "file"
Add-Content -Path "C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\BIOS Configuration Utility" -Value $MDP_BIOS

 

.\BIOSConfigUtility.exe /nspwdfile: "C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\BIOS Configuration Utility\MDP_BIOS.bin"

 

Screenshot of the input commands :

 PowerShell_Commands.png

 

Questions : 

Do you know where the problem could come from ?

 

Sincerely,

Pablo COELHO DA SILVA

 

1 REPLY 1
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Hey @Pablo_COELHO 🙂

 

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. 

 

Regards,

 

MarcusC

I work on behalf of HP.
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