Solved Need help on removing Power Up Password

December 13, 2014 at 12:20:09
Specs: Windows 8.1
I didn't forget my Power Up Password and have it in a safe place but I want to stop using the Power Up option as it's a pain. I have no one in the home but myself and my wife and no longer need it, how do I remove it? I've looked every where for an answer with no luck.

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December 13, 2014 at 16:56:21
Based on the fact that you know the password, as given, my #4 above summarises like this and is very easy - no special software or need to go inside the computer:
Go into the BIOS screen. You will need to enter the old password and for the new password leave it blank. The BIOS detail depends on the make and model number of the computer, not given.

Other fixes are for "password reset" which I don't normally answer because there is no way for us to tell if you are the rightful owner.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#1
December 13, 2014 at 14:32:47
See this:
https://snapguide.com/guides/disabl...

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December 13, 2014 at 15:27:43
Thanks for your reply but all I see here is a way to by pass the windows start up not the power on password.

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#3
December 13, 2014 at 16:13:51
Is this what you're looking for?

http://www.technibble.com/how-to-by...

http://m.wikihow.com/Clear-BIOS-Pas...

http://www.askvg.com/how-to-reset-r...

Have a careful read of the links above; from which it's possible that simply powering down, and removing "all" power sources (battery included if a laptop) and doing the cmos battery or similar routine will resolve your situation?



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December 13, 2014 at 16:15:07
Aha, just a terminology thing, I think it is what is generally known as a BIOS password. Some tips here:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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December 13, 2014 at 16:56:21
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Based on the fact that you know the password, as given, my #4 above summarises like this and is very easy - no special software or need to go inside the computer:
Go into the BIOS screen. You will need to enter the old password and for the new password leave it blank. The BIOS detail depends on the make and model number of the computer, not given.

Other fixes are for "password reset" which I don't normally answer because there is no way for us to tell if you are the rightful owner.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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December 13, 2014 at 17:12:48
Thank's Derek, this look's like the best rout for me to try being the PC dummy that I am. I'll give it a try as soon as I'm able.. Thank's again.

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#7
December 15, 2014 at 13:14:15
It's no longer called BIOS, it is now called UEFI and completely different now.

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