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Elitebook 8440p
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)

I have been send the SMC.BIN file by HP Support its not working.


Tried the instructions.


Please help - thanks you.

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Is it booting from the flash drive???

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Hello.I have hp elitebook 8440p and its bios locked by password.how i can remove bios password from my laptop.please help me.

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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 an 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”


If you cannot boot from USB flash drive use the Image tool to build a HDD.


Then use the drive to boot the program on the locked laptop.




I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to your system by using these services. Please be aware that you do this at your own risk.

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plzz Email SMC.bin file


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Thanks, DropBox USB files worked.

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Please mail smc.bin file

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Hi ,

i am also trying to run old notebook but I noticed that is locked by BIOS, it is asking about BIOS Administrator password and after "system locked. press the power button to restart the system".

I tried to create recovery media for BIOS  and. I also tryied HPBR.iso from dropbox files but without any changes.


I read that I need SMC.bin file, but I cannot find it anywhere. My model is HP Elitebook 820 G2. i asked also on HP but they don't support it officially 😞

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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. 

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