Solved BIOS update requiring power on password to be disabled

May 14, 2013 at 11:49:35
Specs: Windows 7
If you cannot disable your power on password why would this be a requirement? I have not lost my password, I know my password. If I need to disable it then that should be an option.

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May 14, 2013 at 12:02:53
I'm not sure what your problem is, Keysha.

As I understand it, you have a BIOS update which instructs you to disable the "Power On" password in the existing BIOS before proceeding with the update process. Is that correct?

Further, that your existing BIOS has no option to disable the "Power On" password, is that also correct? Well if that's the case, how did you manage to set this password up in the first place?

The option to disable it must surely be in there somewhere since no motherboard manufacturer I know of makes such a password compulsory.

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May 14, 2013 at 14:37:12
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You can change the password to NONE, hitting the enter key when asked for the new password. Then after the update you can set a new password.

Why are you updating the BIOS anyway?

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May 14, 2013 at 15:19:11
I did not opt to set a power on password. I was prompted to do so when I purchased the laptop. There is an option to delete the password or edit it but the delete function is not available. I will change the password to none as my second response to this question says. Thanks anyway!

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May 14, 2013 at 15:22:08
I got a message on my computer that said there was a recommended software update BIOS.

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May 14, 2013 at 17:07:41
Unless you are having some issue I would recommend you not update the BIOS.

If you wish to, you can post the exact message so we can better determine if an update is actually necessary. You can brick you laptop if things go South.

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May 15, 2013 at 02:50:45
I second what OtheHill says. Just because there is a BIOS update available it doesn't mean you've got to use it, and that applies to all driver updates too.

If everything is working okay as it is, leave well alone, and that applies especially to BIOS updates because if anything goes wrong during the update process you could end up with a "dead" computer.

You should only update the BIOS or a driver if you have a specific problem which you know for sure the update will fix.

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