We used HPqflash to deploy the original BIOS and then biosconfigutility to do fo replicated setup to configure settings and apply a BIOS password to brand new laptops last year. It worked fine on the brand new laptops out of the box.
Now these laptops are starting to be returned and reassigned to new users and we are reimaging them.
The automated process to update the BIOS to the new version F.46 will not work because of the BIOS password applied on these previously-used laptops. We have to manually remove the password before we can run our image deployment process or else it fails when it gets to the point where it attempts to upgrade the BIOS.
How can we best get around this? Can we run HPQFlash and an automated way to enter the password if the BIOS is password protected or is there a way to use the biosconfigutility to clear the password, then rerun the hpflash to update the bios and then run biosconfigutility again to reapply the password?
What is the best method to get around this problem?
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