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Windows 7: How do I reboot my Laptop when the BIOS settings won't let me?

10 Apr 2013   #21
zilean0475

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Alright, so I have completed my assembling "Phew". Everything is still the same and I hope it stays like that.
So much for lab day...lol
Thanks for all the help fellas to all who left a comment. I rest my case and my laptop is back up working. I don't need to switch OS's.


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10 Apr 2013   #22
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zilean0475 View Post
Alright, so I have completed my assembling "Phew". Everything is still the same and I hope it stays like that.
So much for lab day...lol
Thanks for all the help fellas to all who left a comment. I rest my case and my laptop is back up working. I don't need to switch OS's.
Woo hoo!! so glad to see it turned out ok mate I did my Toshy L550 the other month had three screws left over and the keypad slightly raised but go it down turned on and nothing - thought well thats that then started thinking about those screws doing some cussing and - now don't laugh I hadn't plugged it in and the battery was flat
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11 Apr 2013   #23
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zilean0475 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I apologize for doing this, but why do you want to replace Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with Windows 7 Professional 32-bit?

I believe 64 bit are faster than 32 bit but then again it takes alot of memory or RAM for the computer.
I've done research the difference between the two OS's and I used to have a Windows 7 Pro 32 bit before on my home PC and I enjoyed it much better than the 64 bit. In the following link is a discussion the difference the two OS's.

Windows 7 Home Premium vs. Windows 7 Professional - Windows 7 - PC World Australia

I prefer a 32 bit OS because of its liability, other resources that it provides, its ability to last longer than any other OS's and I'm just more used to 32 bit systems than 64 bit.

My laptop is used majority for school, online surfing, music downloading, and webcamming with friends.
How much memory is installed (in gigabytes)?

The only reason I know of for 64-bit being worse than 32-bit is not having enough memory.

I had 4 GB and I went straight from 32-bit XP Professional to 64-bit 7 Home Premium, and I am extremely happy with it - even to this day.
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11 Apr 2013   #24
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I wish I had found this thread sooner to advise you that removing the CMOS battery in a laptop will not reset the password. The BIOS in a laptop is different from what is in a desktop. Removing the battery will not reset the password. The chip that is used to store the passwords can retain its info even if the CMOS battery is removed. Its done that way on purpose so if the laptop is lost or stolen the password can't easily be bypassed.

So I am guessing then the CMOS removal didn't remove the password. sorry for having you strip down your laptop. I should have looked into that more. and thanks for the info Alphanumeric, good stuff
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11 Apr 2013   #25
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Stuff like that happens. I do believe the OP got it all back together and everything is working. He didn't break anything so it's not all bad. A lot, and I mean a lot, of people have been caught out thinking it would work just like it does in a desktop PC. There are ways to reset the passwords but the Manufacturers aren't inclined to give that information out unless they really have to. That's why they make you jump though hoops to prove you own the laptop and its not stolen before they will help. Google will give you some insight if you type in the correct search terms. That's really about all I can say on that subject.
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11 Apr 2013   #26
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Personally I think having passwords on an ordinary everyday users machine just about as ridiculous as it can get.
As for the BIOS I was always under the impression that it was a ROM based fixture that can be altered by software from the manufacturer and the battery just keeps it set ie date time etc

They used to be on the older machines just a flip in flip out chip if my memory serves me right.
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11 Apr 2013   #27
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Personally I think having passwords on an ordinary everyday users machine just about as ridiculous as it can get.
As for the BIOS I was always under the impression that it was a ROM based fixture that can be altered by software from the manufacturer and the battery just keeps it set ie date time etc

They used to be on the older machines just a flip in flip out chip if my memory serves me right.
The BIOS chip is often socketed on desktop motherboards. On desktop motherboards boot order, and other user changeable settings like passwords are stored in volatile memory. If you remove power from the chip those settings are lost and everything reverts to the factory defaults. The actual BIOS code is stored in another section that is non volatile. This section can be rewritten by a BIOS flash but will not be lost if the battery is removed. On a laptop the BIOS passwords are also stored in a non volatile section to make them more secure. Basically you need to know the password to change the password.
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11 Apr 2013   #28
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum myself have never come across a passworded one so that why I said it sounded ridiculous. I suppose it would make it secure from the point of theft but a second buyer would be stick if the original owner didn't know it eh?
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11 Apr 2013   #29
TwoCables

 

lol

"Awesome laptop in brand new condition! Used only once!"
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11 Apr 2013   #30
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
lol

"Awesome laptop in brand new condition! Used only once!"
Yeah one lady owner, low miles, regularly serviced etc etc I can tell you are a car sales man
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