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Bios Password Reset

Product Name: HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

I bought this laptop 2nd hand but it has bios password which the seller also doesn't know, Is there way to reset the bios password? I tried pressing enter 3 times when it prompt for password but it only shows that the system was locked and press power to restart and does not give any code, How can I solve this problem?

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Re: Bios Password Reset

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 may be able to send you a customised SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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