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Windows 7: BIOS Help

15 May 2013   #1
vivek pecqurel

windows 7 64 bit(home premium)
 
 
BIOS Help

I Have Setup A BIOS password.
Is it True That a BIOS password can be deleted I mean reset by any other guy who don't know the password by Removing the battery of the motherboard? If yes How to prevent this

Please clear this to me guys.

Thanks in advance


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15 May 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vivek pecqurel View Post
...Is it True That a BIOS password can be deleted...
Usually.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vivek pecqurel View Post
...If yes How to prevent this....
Write your own BIOS with a password that only you know:
BIOS Mods
It is not easy.
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15 May 2013   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You would have to test your motherboard yourself by setting a password then removing the battery and start up to see if the password is gone. Make sure you power off before removing the battery. I have a Dell laptop which will not reset doing that.
If it does reset, you'd have to put the machine in a locked case to keep someone else from doing it.
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15 May 2013   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Don't let people have physical access to your PC (i.e. lock it up somewhere).

Another option is to replace the standard case screws with unusual ones (e.g. Torx heads instead of Phillips head)
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15 May 2013   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

On a desktop removing the CMOS battery will reset any BIOS passwords. There isn't anything you can do about that. You would need some other method to maintain security.

But on a laptop BIOS passwords are not stored in the CMOS so removing the battery will do nothing. Don't ever forget a BIOS password on a laptop.
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15 May 2013   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, not just about a week or so back someone had the same issue and pulling the battery did nothing.

On a laptop.
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16 May 2013   #7
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vivek pecqurel View Post
I Have Setup A BIOS password.
Is it True That a BIOS password can be deleted I mean reset by any other guy who don't know the password by Removing the battery of the motherboard? If yes How to prevent this

Please clear this to me guys.

Thanks in advance
Hi vivek pecqurel,

In addition to what everyone said I would like to add:

To reset the password for a laptop you need to contact us. After verifying the ownership of the system only we can reset the BIOS password for our customers.

Otherwise, reseating CMOS battery would not reset the password. We only reset BIOS password after confirming system owner details only.

I hope you find this information useful. If you have any more queries feel free to contact us.
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16 May 2013   #8
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Good computer security always has multiple layers. The first level is physical security. As far as is practical you would not allow an untrusted individual sufficient access to your computer to remove the CMOS battery. That level of physical access will compromise many other aspects of security, not just resetting a BIOS password.
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17 May 2013   #9
vivek pecqurel

windows 7 64 bit(home premium)
 
 

Thanks to all the experts those who have replied here .

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17 May 2013   #10
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vivek pecqurel View Post
Thanks to all the experts those who have replied here .

Hi vivek pecqurel,

We are happy that we were able to answer your queries. Kindly mark the thread as Solved if your query has been answered to your satisfaction.

If you have any more queries feel free to contact us.
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