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HP Notebook PCs - Managing the administrator password in UEFI BIOS

This document describes how to setup and change the administrator password in Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) BIOS.

Set up the administrator password in UEFI BIOS

To prevent others from changing your BIOS settings, set up an administrator password in UEFI BIOS.

  1. Turn on the computer, and then immediately press f10 until the BIOS menu is displayed.

  2. Use the arrow keys to select the Security tab, and then select Setup BIOS Administrator Password.

    Set up BIOS administrator password
  3. Type your BIOS administrator password, and then press enter.

    Type the BIOS administrator password
  4. Use the arrow keys to select the Main tab, and then select Save Changes and Exit.

    Save changes and exit
  5. When prompted, select Yes, and then press enter to save changes and exit.

    Clicking Yes

Change the administrator password in UEFI BIOS

You can update your administrator password in UEFI BIOS.

  1. Turn on the computer, and then immediately press f10 until the BIOS menu is displayed.

  2. Use the arrow keys to select the Security tab, and then select Setup BIOS Administrator Password.

    Changing the administrator password
  3. Type your current BIOS administrator password, and then press enter.

    Typing the BIOS administrator password
  4. Type your new BIOS administrator password, and then press enter.

  5. Use the arrow keys to select the Main tab, and then select Save Changes and Exit.

    Saving and exiting
  6. When prompted, select Yes, and then press enter to save changes and exit.

    Clicking Yes to save and exit