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I have lost the BIOS password for my HP Elitebook 8540w. I can boot the machine and use it fine, but I can not get into the BIOS to make changes without the Administrator password. Is there a way for me to reset it? I've tried pulling the RTC battery already and it does say that it resets the CMOS settings, but it does not remove the Administrator password. Thanks in advance for your help!

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