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Windows 7: HDD Pasword set by me.

10 Dec 2011   #11
barbarossa2241

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

They do but, I am afraid to not screw up something. Maybe when I lean more........


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10 Dec 2011   #12
barbarossa2241

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Is it necessary to flash/update Bios ?
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10 Dec 2011   #13
killjoy

Win7 32 bit
 
 

Not necessary. Usually these updates fix hardware compatibility issues as new equipment arrives on the market or to fix bugs, password resetting being one of them. If you don't feel comfortable doing it, then it's not a big deal. Just read the docs Asus provides in your spare time till you feel like you know what you're doing. The biggest thing about flashing your BIOS is making sure you have the right download. Lenovo's docs are pretty good. They tell you to click on this and click on that and compare a number and date. I've got my lenovo account set up to where it knows my laptop and for the past few updates, I just download and install.

You'll get a bunch of warnings like "are you sure you have the right download" and "if you turn off your computer the sky will fall" and make sure you don't lose power and so-forth.

But before you do anything, I would get real comfortable with the Asus website. Get to know your way around and read the documentation. You probably have this link but here ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum-

I recall when I was 17 years old, I knew nothing about how to fix a car, and my carburator started acting up. So I set up this elaborate layout scheme to help me take it apart and put it together. I rebuilt a 4-barrel carburator as good as downtown. When I started using computers in my business, I did the same thing. I read till I'm comfortable and then I dive in fearlessly. Sometimes I break stuff, but mostly not. Here's the thing... Once you do it, you'll know how to do it.

The scary part is making sure you have the right download because the wrong file can brick your bios. Be not afraid. And be like Tebow - say a prayer first.
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10 Dec 2011   #14
barbarossa2241

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killjoy View Post
Not necessary. Usually these updates fix hardware compatibility issues as new equipment arrives on the market or to fix bugs, password resetting being one of them. If you don't feel comfortable doing it, then it's not a big deal. Just read the docs Asus provides in your spare time till you feel like you know what you're doing. The biggest thing about flashing your BIOS is making sure you have the right download. Lenovo's docs are pretty good. They tell you to click on this and click on that and compare a number and date. I've got my lenovo account set up to where it knows my laptop and for the past few updates, I just download and install.

You'll get a bunch of warnings like "are you sure you have the right download" and "if you turn off your computer the sky will fall" and make sure you don't lose power and so-forth.

But before you do anything, I would get real comfortable with the Asus website. Get to know your way around and read the documentation. You probably have this link but here ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum-

I recall when I was 17 years old, I knew nothing about how to fix a car, and my carburator started acting up. So I set up this elaborate layout scheme to help me take it apart and put it together. I rebuilt a 4-barrel carburator as good as downtown. When I started using computers in my business, I did the same thing. I read till I'm comfortable and then I dive in fearlessly. Sometimes I break stuff, but mostly not. Here's the thing... Once you do it, you'll know how to do it.

The scary part is making sure you have the right download because the wrong file can brick your bios. Be not afraid. And be like Tebow - say a prayer first.
Ausu site has more than 6 Bios downloads and I have no clue which one to use. I;ll call them Monday just to make sure.
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10 Dec 2011   #15
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Flashing the bios will not remove the hdd password !!
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10 Dec 2011   #16
killjoy

Win7 32 bit
 
 

True, but for me it allowed me to clear it.
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10 Dec 2011   #17
killjoy

Win7 32 bit
 
 

His bios and mine won't let you clear the password. It's a curious bug.
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10 Dec 2011   #18
barbarossa2241

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Flashing the bios will not remove the hdd password !!
I will call Asus. I love pomeranians..........had 2 in the last 25 yrs, boy and girl. Just love them. Also I used to breed standard poodles.
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