You can use the same password for a Setup Utility feature and for a Windows security feature. You can
also use the same password for more than one Setup Utility feature.
Use the following guidelines when setting a password in Setup Utility:
A password can be any combination of up to 8 letters and numbers and is case sensitive.
A password set in the Setup Utility must be entered at a Setup Utility prompt. A password set
in Windows must be entered at a Windows prompt.
Use the following tips for creating and saving passwords:
When creating passwords, follow requirements set by the program.
Write down your passwords and store them in a secure place away from the device.
Do not store passwords in a file on the device.
Do not use your name or other personal information that could be easily discovered by an outsider.
The following sections list Windows and Setup Utility passwords and describe their functions. For
additional information about Windows passwords, such as screen-saver passwords, select Start > Help
Setting passwords in Windows
Setting passwords in Setup Utility
Chapter 5 Security
Protects administrator-level access to device contents.
This password cannot be used to access Setup Utility
Protects access to a Windows user account. It also protects
access to the device contents and must be entered when you
exit Standby or Hibernation.
Protects the device by requiring a password to be entered in
the Windows Log On dialog box before you access the device.
After you set a user or administrator password, follow these
Initiate QuickLock by pressing fn+f6.
Exit QuickLock by entering your Windows user or
Protects access to Setup Utility.
After this password is set, it must be entered each time
you access Setup Utility.
If you forget your administrator password, you
cannot access Setup Utility.