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Reset Password in HP EliteBook® 8540w Mobile Workstation

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Know ways of resetting a password in HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation.

HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation is the first system that meets the industrial needs as per the standard norms. On an HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation, passwords and other important data are stored in the Security Account Manager (SAM), which can be read only by the administrator. This allows you to change certain settings and to create a personal account in HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation. There are chances in which an unauthorized access might occur if the password information is made available to outside sources. One way to combat unauthorized access to computer settings is by resetting the password.

Following are the tips to reset the password in HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation:

  • Need of password reset
  • Resetting service
  • Resetting methods

Need of password reset

You need to set the password in HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation in order to protect the content. When you are doing formatting or restoring, then you need to reset the password. Password reset mainly occurs if you need to change the password for better privacy of your documents and also in fear of unsolicited access etc. There are other reasons also such as system failure or system crash that lead to password reset.

Resetting service

HP provides the password resetting service in BIOS such as power on password. This tool helps in resetting the password. For activating BIOS settings, it should be set to ‘Enable’ in order to use the service. In order to run the service, you are supposed to take ‘Program Files’ and then select the ‘Client Security Solution’ and double-click to create a secure environment in your hard drive. To boot into a secure environment, you are supposed to construct 3 security questions and answers.

Resetting methods

There is no way to reset your BIOS password if you have missed it. With this password only you can access the BIOS utility in HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation. The only solution is to change the hard drive. As the hard drive is protected by the master password, losing the password would result in the replacement of hard drive. You could reset the power on password by simply going to the BIOS setup utility. The Administrator password could be reset by pressing ‘Ctrl+Alt+Del’ and then you need to opt for ‘Change Password’.


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