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Changing A Power-on Or Setup Password; Deleting A Power-on Or Setup Password - HP Xw8400 - Workstation - 4 GB RAM User Manual

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Changing a power-on or setup password

To change a power-on or setup password:
1.
Power on or restart the workstation. In Windows, click Start>Shut Down>Restart.
2.
As soon as the workstation powers on, press and hold the
Setup (F10) Utility. Press
NOTE
and press and hold the
If you are using a PS/2 keyboard, disregard the keyboard error message that might appear.
3.
When the key icon appears, enter the current password, a slash (/) or alternate delimiter character,
your new password, another slash (/) or alternate delimiter character, and your new password again
as shown: current password/new password/new password
NOTE
screen.
4.
Press Enter.
The new password takes effect the next time you power on the workstation.
NOTE
about the alternate delimiter characters. The power-on password and setup password can also
be changed using the Security options in the Computer Setup (F10) Utility.

Deleting a power-on or setup password

To delete a power-on or setup password:
1.
Power on or restart the workstation. In Windows, click Start>Shut Down>Restart the Computer.
2.
To delete the power-on password, go to step 3.
To delete the setup password, as soon as the workstation is powered on, press and hold the
F10
key until you enter the Computer Setup (F10) Utility. Press
necessary.
NOTE
computer and press and hold the
Use the appropriate operating system shutdown process.
3.
When the key icon appears, enter your current password followed by a slash (/) or alternate
delimiter character as shown: current password/.
4.
Press Enter.
NOTE
alternate delimiter characters. The power-on password and setup password can also be changed
using the Security options in the Computer Setup (F10) Utility.
ENWW
Enter
to bypass the title screen, if necessary.
If you do not press F10 at the appropriate time, you must restart the workstation
F10
Type carefully. For security reasons, the characters you enter do not appear on the
See the table of
National keyboard delimiter characters on page 46
If you do not press the F10 key at the appropriate time, you must restart the
See the
National keyboard delimiter characters on page 46
key again to access the utility.
F10
key again to access the utility.
F10
key until you enter the Computer
for information
Enter
to bypass the title screen, if
for information about the
Desktop management
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