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Hi all, I've a problem with my probook 640 g1. 

 

 

Bios ask me an administrator password, but I haven't set the bios password for the administator user.

I've try with BCU software but nothing.

How I do?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Dear Customer,

 

Welcome to HP Support Forum and we are glad to assist you.

 

This is to inform you that all HP Business Notebooks such as Probooks or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models infact they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial Number and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case.

 

Please have a look at this link. 

http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/49497-HP-​​Probook-Elitebook-BIOS-Password-Reset-Utility

 

 

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

 

 

Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again

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Mahemac

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HP BIOS Configuration Utility  (BCU)  provides the ability to remove or change a BIOS Setup password ONLY when the current password is known.  This is by design. 

 

     Large enterprise customers seek security in the products they buy.

     The ability to change or remove a password using a password generator may be viewed as the equivalent of a backdoor and is not acceptable.

 

     This reference to BCU applies to all HP commercial workstations, desktops and notebooks that use an HP developed BIOS.

     These systems are part of HP's Commercial Managed IT (CMIT) offerings.

 

 

 

 

For other users needing information about BCU or similar tools, questions regarding BCU, SSM or similar tools are best posted in the PC Client Management forum -

 

        HP PC Client Management forum

 

        HP Client Catalog

        The HP Client Catalog for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager products is used in the deployment of HP software updates (SoftPaqs) to HP commercial PCs in a Microsoft System Center environment.

 

        HP Driver Packs

         HP Driver Packs contain the necessary Microsoft Windows drivers required

to support HP hardware platform(s) listed in each of the driver pack’s release notes.

 

        HP Client Integration Kit

        The HP Client Integration Kit ( HP CIK ) is a plug-in for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

 

        HP BIOS Configuration Utility

        The HP BIOS Configuration Utility ( HP BCU ) provides the ability to manage BIOS settings on HP supported desktop, workstation and notebook computers.

 

        HP System Software Manager

        The HP System Software Manager ( HP SSM ) is a utility for updating BIOS and device drivers on your networked PCs.

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Richard
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Don.

 

There are no master password generators for ProBooks or EliteBooks and most business class laptops.

 

1.Contact HP.

 http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.​​html?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0003

 

2.Replace the BIOS chip.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Probook-655-650-645-640-630-G1-470-455-450-445-440-430-Bios-Chip-No-Passw...

 

 If you have good soldering skills order the BIOS chip. You will receive a picture of the chips location after purchase.

 

Mazzif's MyDigitalLife program will not work on your laptop.

 

REO

 

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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tnx everybody for the answers

 

I think that the only solution for my problem is to replace the BIOS chip. 

 

where I can find the guideline for replace the chip? is it a safe operation? or a nerd operation? 😄

 

I want to know if the chip goes soldered on the motherboard.

 

 

PS. I tried to contact Hp but I had no response from them.

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