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Unlocking the bios?


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#1 spngbobis4me

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:00 AM

I recently aquired a used laptop but everything is password locked. besides installing a new hard drive are there any other options or programs that I could use to wipe it out and install windows 7?

I can get into the bios but I cant change it to boot from the cd rom on boot up. Thank you for any suggestions.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:44 AM

You'll need to remove the CMOS battery for around five minutes or so (I typically let it sit for around 10 minutes while I go do other things). If you're unsure of where the CMOS battery is located, look up the documentation for your specific model of laptop and it should tell you where the CMOS battery is located and how to access it.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:40 AM

Thank you it worked.






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