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 Hi There!

 

How would I reset BIOA admin user password. 

 

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Hi,

 

Unfortunately,  business machines such as Probooks or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models - they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial No. and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case.

 

If you Contact HP Business support they should be able to send you a customised SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.

 

Alternatively, see the reply by @REO51ST on the following link.

 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/HP-EliteBook-8440p-BIOS-password...

 

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Hello ,

 

Please contact 02079490416 , they will ask you for the F1 screenshot , and then they will send out SMC.BIN file , that would resolve the issue

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Hi David, Appreciate your reply and pointing to solution thread.  Shall I use same files as mentioned in post or will they change for each notebook.

 

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You're welcome and yes, you can use the same files.

 

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Hi Amreen, Appreciate your reply. Is this India HP support number. This is pre-owned laptop and warranty is expired.

 

Will that number be useful in my case. At moment number seems not functioning.

 

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