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I have a home friend who cannot remember the password to the desktop. I have seen several password apps to unlock it but as I recall there was a way in the BIOS to reset the admin password? I do not want to download some garbage password checker. They forgot their password so I thought I had seen along the ways of using the BIOS to reset the local admin password.
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John-Charles-Herzberg earned 1600 total points
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You will need to use software to unlock / recover the password.  The system BIOS can not unlock the OS only the hardware.  What version are you using?

More information to help: http://www.top-password.com/knowledge/reset-windows-7-password.html
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These are two separate password systems you are talking about.  The BIOS password locks the hardware or prevents changes to system configuration.  This is separate to the Windows password which stops you getting into the operating system.  They unlock in two different ways so need to know which one you are talking about.  For the hardware need to know make and model & for Windows need to know version.
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Unfortunately what John-Charles-Herzberg says is correct. The operating system password is nothing to do with the BIOS.
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by:Dennis Miller
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Thanks. I had been told many moons ago that bios could change the local admin password. I see they were wrong. I will try the above trick to see how we do. I had to email him to get the OS he is using. I will respond once I find out.
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Thanks guys for the knowledge and help. I believe I will have to do this as I doubt any user who does this would mess up unless they have more than a little knowledge.
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