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Clearing Password?

By kesler
Dec 31, 2007
  1. Is it true that removing the battery will clear the passwords?
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    It can clear BIOS passwords if you leave it out long enough. It won't however clear passwords present on the operating system.
     
  3. Reapers

    Reapers TS Rookie

    Bios Passwords

    Battery is the best method ive seen but there have been instances where in old computers the cmos can prevent the battery from overriding the bios password.

    but there a few ways

    1.battery
    2.jumpers
    3.Backdoor passswords

    removing the battery works on most of the new systems because most of them dont have jumpers

    jumpers are like the main method for removing the bios password on some old computers because on how they were built they had batteries and jumpers.

    backdoor passwords are on all bios for the manufacters so they can gain access easly and quickly if they need to.

    there are more ways but theses are the normal ways
     
  4. kesler

    kesler TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 54

    How about windows passwords?
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

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