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Appendix H Appendix H - Additional Password Security And Resetting Cmos - HP Xw8400 - Workstation - 4 GB RAM User Manual

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Appendix H — Additional password
security and resetting CMOS
This workstation supports the following security password features, which can be established through
the Computer Setup Utilities menu:
Setup password
Power-on password
When you establish a setup password, only the power-on password is required to access Computer
Setup and any other information on the workstation. When you establish both passwords, only the setup
password will give you access to Computer Setup.
When both passwords are set, the setup password can also be used in place of the power-on password
as an override to log in to the workstation, which is a useful feature for a network administrator.
If you forget the password for the computer, two methods are available for clearing that password so
you can gain access to the information on the workstation:
Reset the password jumper
Use the Clear CMOS button
customized information, including passwords, asset numbers, and special settings. It is important
to back up the workstation CMOS settings before resetting them in case they are needed later.
To back up the CMOS settings, use Computer Setup and run the Save to Diskette option from
the File menu.
Pushing the CMOS button resets CMOS values to factory defaults and erases any


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