Generally, there are two ways to reset forgotten HP BIOS password
is forcing BIOS/CMOS to reset itself to its stored defaults by
removing all power to it. The other
is to use a program to either locate
or identify the password and reveal it to you or erasing the password entirely.
And the most easiest and convenient method for erasing dynamic
BIOS/CMOS settings is to remove battery directly from the motherboard
applies to most motherboards besides HP Elitebook BIOS. At this moment, HP
Elitebook based on UEFI Bios provides a tool to reset BIOS password
specially - HP SpareKey.
How to reset BIOS password with SpareKey?
Before forgot BIOS password, you have set answers to three
predetermined personal identification questions.
Write down the answers to these questions and put them in a safe place, away
from the computer, so that you can always access them.
When you cannot remember the password to access the BIOS on your
computer, turn on the computer and immediately press the ESC
to display the Startup Menu. And then press the F7
HP SpareKey wizard pops up and prompts you for the answers to the
three personal identification questions. If you successfully answer the
questions, you are granted access and you can reset the password.
If you do not answer the questions correctly in the three attempts,
you will be locked out of your computer
. And then you must contact HP for assistance.
HP SpareKey cannot help you recover a Windows 7 or Vista
administrator account password. It is intended solely to recover system-level