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JonnyGum
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How to get past Administrator in BIOS?

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Hi, after receiving a new company laptop, I would like to convert my old laptop (HP Probook 650 g2) for personal use. I have installed a new ssd, as the old one is full of firewalls and admin blocks. However, I am still unable to get into the bios as there is an admin blocking that with a password. After 3 failed attempts, my only option is to shut down and try again. Is there anyway to totally wipe the whole thing so that the bios is reset? Or any way to get in?

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@JonnyGum 

Is your old laptop your former company laptop?  If so, you are simply Out Of Luck.

 

There is no way you are going to be able to bypass a BIOS password because it is encrypted into the firmware of a chip inside the laptop and that chip is not replaceable.  This is why companies use BIOS passwords -- because there is no way to bypass them.



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Darn. No way at all?

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@JonnyGum 

Did you read what I said -- the BIOS is encrypted into a CHIP on the system board and that is soldered to the board -- so it can NOT be replaced. You have to replace the entire system board and that would cost as much as, if not more than, simply replacing the laptop.  And since the Windows license is tied to the system board, even if you did replace the board, you would have to buy a new Windows license to run on it.



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RodrigoB
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Hi JonnyGum

 

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. 

I work on behalf of HP.
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