|Modern laptops are very well protected against removing unknown passwords. |
userfriendly's suggestion is of no help for modern laptops.
If the only thing you don't know the password for is for access to the bios Setup, you don't necessarily need to know the password.
See this recent subject, which is similar to hundreds of others on this site:
If you are truly telling the truth, your best best is to get your friend to rack his brain until he comes up with the right password.
"The whole world seems full of very forgetful people."
Forgetting the Bios (Setup) access password, alone, is quite possible, if the user rarely goes into the bios Setup, but it's extremely unlikely a user would forget a System access or hard drive access password, because it must be entered every time the computer is used once it's been established.
We who answer frequently on this site suspect the vast majority of requests we get for how to remove a System access or hard drive access password on a laptop either
- have acquired a stolen laptop, knowingly or unknowingly,
- and/or - they are trying to access a laptop the owner of the laptop does not want anyone who does not know the password to access, including. a business or institutional supplied computer.