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    go from power on password needed to not need

    I foolishly programmed a power on and administrative password during setting up my new HP laptop with Win 7. It is a real hassle! Does anyone know how to get back to not needed these? Thanks all you techie types! MaBear

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    Are you refering to a BIOS power-on password?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaBear View Post
    I foolishly programmed a power on and administrative password during setting up my new HP laptop with Win 7. It is a real hassle! Does anyone know how to get back to not needed these? Thanks all you techie types! MaBear
    The power on password will most likely have to be changed in the Bios. When you first power on , before Windows actually starts, you should see a message to press Function keys (commonly F2 or F12) to enter setup. There should be a section for Passwords.

    The Administrator password, is most likely a password to allow your desktop to load (This keeps others off your desktop unless you want others to gain access). This can be changed through the UAC Start Orb, Control Panel, User Accounts
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