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BIOS Password reset

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Product Name: EliteBook 8460p
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)



How can i retrieve or reset my BIOS password. 


MOdel - EliteBook 8460p

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thanks much. 

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Re: BIOS Password reset



Contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.




When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request.


Or download these files.




Insert clean USB flash drive.


Then run USB Image tool.


Choose the flash drive then click on RESTORE.


After restore remove flash drive.


Insert flash drive into locked laptop and boot. ”If HDD is installed remove before booting.”


At C:\OUTPUT   type CD..  “Then hit enter”


Type HPBR   “Then hit enter”


First thing is to save your settings.


Select #3 re-program.


Press “S” to save system information.


Type HPBR and hit enter.


Select   “FIRST RUN”


Then select model.


After reboot repeat same as above but this time SELECT “SECOND RUN”


Some instructions here. “If you cannot boot from USB there are instructions to make a bootable HDD.”




More here.






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