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P6244f r- Define a BIOS password at boot-up

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Hello,

I want to prevent access to Pavillion P6244.

I have define the supervisor password and it works fine to access BIOS config but I define the User password to prevent boot-up but nothing appened, the PC still booting to OS with no password demand.

Any idea ?

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Do you get the Welcome Screen prompting for a password?

 

Under Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts does it show the account as password protected? If not then the password is not set.

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Hi, thanks for your reply.

I am not sure you have well understanding my question, I speak about the hardware and BIOS passwords.

I think you suggest to look at OS Windows Password ?

 

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I'm still not sure I understand your question, it seems exactly the opposite of what your second post is saying.

 

If you are asking why after setting the supervisor password your computer can still boot-up to the point where it asks for the User password it's because there is no power-on password. The supervisor password only prevents someone from entering the BIOS without the correct password.

 

If you are asking why your computer boots and loads the OS without asking for a password it's because you do not have the User password set or set correctly. If you have a User password set, the OS will not load without the correct password being entered at the welcome screen.

 

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I just purchased a p6616t and it had the same problem (No password challenge on Power up).

 

This is when set in the BIOS.

 

I worked with HP to resolve. They eventually sent me P6640f, with the same problem.

 

Now HP Says this is not part of the warrantee.

 

Can not say that I would recommend this company, if you need to secure your PC.

 

 😞

 

 

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The P6244.fr does not have a power on password but only a bios password.  Typically the business class PCs offer that functionality.

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Bob,

He could at least setup a logon-password. Realize there are ways around the logon, but that means a concerted effort.

Not sure of his situation. Either I do not get the point, or there are issue more serious that we could imagiine.

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Another solution to buy and install boot up lock software.

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