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Power-on Password for HP Compaq 2710p

By jekjek08 ·
How can I reset the power-on password? I was trying to format it, then when I restarted the laptop, it showed a power-on password and I don't know the password. BTW, this is a company laptop. So maybe someone has already put the password and forgot it. An answer will be much appreciated!

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TR members do not assist in password recovery or removal

by PurpleSkys In reply to Power-on Password for HP ...

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You need to take the unit to

by OH Smeg In reply to Power-on Password for HP ...

A Authorized HP Service Centre and they will reset the password for you.

If however you know the password you need to enter it then enter the BIOS and then navigate tot he Security Section of the BIOS and click on Change Password. Enter the Old Password and then the new one in the space provided and click continue, accept or whatever the option on the screen is it is generally by pressing the Enter Key that you achieve this but different BIOS's can be different.

If you want to remove the password you need to leave the New Password Space Blank.

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there is a reason it is password protected.

by databaseben In reply to Power-on Password for HP ...

if its a company computer, then it was likely setup by their network people for the reason that you are trying to overcome.

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