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Can a Surface's BIOS be wiped?

StriderHiryu asked
Last Modified: 2020-11-21
My company has a number of old Surface Pro 3s we've recently dug out of a drawer.  We would like to possibly use them as kiosks.  A couple of them have a boot password set.  To be clear, these are not simply a BIOS/UEFI password, but rather a password prompt that comes up shortly after the device is booted (see image).  Windows itself never actually loads and the devices don't seem to finish their POST.

Short of trying to open the device and removing the CMOS battery, is there any other way to clear this?  I've found some videos involving heat guns to try to access the hardware, but we'd probably just dispose of them if that's our only option.  Any solution that cleared the entire BIOS configuration, as long as it wiped this password requirement as well, would be useful too.

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