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How can we place a password for a Toshiba Notebbok so when starting PC, prior starting Boot, it ask for password?
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by:rayluvs
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The notebook is a TOSHIBA Satellite s855-5381 Windows 8 Pro.

In other notebook we use either ESSC or CTRL-ESC or F10 or F12... how do we enter cmos in this notebook?
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by:smckeown777
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Normally with Toshiba models you turn on laptop, hold down the ESC key, then it will ask you to press F1 or one of the F keys...does that not work?
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by:rayluvs
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no... that os what we thought  I think we just clicked on it, not hold it.  We'll try.
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by:McKnife
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It's not answering your question, but: bios passwords are not really a form of security you can count on. You should encrypt that laptop and use encryption that offers preboot authentication. Bitlocker (part of windows 8) does, as long as you set it up to use a PIN or a USB startup key.
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by:compbatty
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Upon boot if you hold down either the F10, F11 or F12 keys to enter "Setup". Once in here there is a security menu in which you can set a power on password.

Save the settings, reboot and you are all set to go.
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by:rayluvs
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Bitlocker sounds like a good alternative and something we are looking for; we'll place a question for it.
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by:McKnife
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Yes, do so and think about using more suitable topic areas, not only win8 or this will soon be called the Ramante-forum, I guess.
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by:rayluvs
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Didn't work the hold-down press : ESC, F10, F11 or F12.

This model has a cmos?
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by:smckeown777
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Here's the manual for it, look on page 116 for instructions for how to set the password from windows...can't find anything related to accessing the BIOS at all which is very strange

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=3478730&rpn=PSKFUU&modelFilter=S855-S5381&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663
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by:rayluvs
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Yes we saw that option but wasn't sure if it was the way to go.

So in conclusion Toshiba has no CMOS? (sorry trying to understand)
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by:smckeown777
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No I'd still say it has a BIOS, or maybe the new type UEFI type bios...

In that windows utility there's probably a way to enter the BIOS if you have another look at all the options/screens...

When you switch on the laptop does it show the Toshiba logo? Can you try holding down a number of the F keys? Like hold down F1 AND F2 and see what happens - on some models this will result in an error and then display the option to enter the BIOS, other option is to press the TAB key when the logo shows and it normally removes the logo to show other options...only other things I can think of
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by:rayluvs
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Nobus, just followed your link and it pretty much explained it.  

I extracted the steps for benefit of future members with similar question:

Windows 8 boots so fast the time is insufficient for the normal key-press at startup there is a new way into getting to CMOS/BIOS:

- On way if through PC Settings (option when placing the mouse bottom-right or swiping the right section)
    - PC Settings >> Change PC Settings >> General >> Advance Startup
    - click restart now
    - Use a Device and go to the startup settings desired

- Another if through log on screen
    - click on shut down menu at bottom right
    -  hold shift and click on restart
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by:rayluvs
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Thanx
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by:nobus
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another file with info :
Format-Windows-8-Related-Feature.pdf
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