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    How to reset your BIOS UEFI password on a laptop easily

    Here's how to easily reset your BIOS or UEFI password on Asus laptops (actually it will remove your BIOS UEFI password, wipe it out) :
    This only works if you can boot into windows (or other OS) ! It will reset you BIOS or UEFI password if you have forgotten it.

    - Boot into windows and change the date to 2002/01/02,

    - Reboot while while hitting F2 to get into the BIOS / UEFI, when the enter password window appears hit "Alt + r", a "Enter rescue password" window will appear, with 2002/01/02 date showing (if not the code won't work), enter the following rescue password : ALAA4ABA

    - Done ! You're in the BIOS / UEFI

    - Change back the date and other settings to their correct values in the BIOS / UEFI, save settings, and you're good.

    On the internet, you can even find whole lists of date/password couples to enter in the "Enter recovery password" window, i used the one above which worked perfectly..

    I have a lot of Asus products, multiple computers over the years, and have been, and am, very satisfied with all of them. Very good, well made computers, that have never let me down. I never hesitate to recommend ASUS. That being said, I am extremely disappointed with Asus support (fist time I ever contacted them as I never had a problem before). I forgot my UEFI password and they said they couldn't do anything except for me to send my computer back to them (it's under guarantee so it would have been free, but it wasn't practical for me). I spend hours looking for a solution before I found this. It's surch an easy fix I just can't believe Asus support does not know about it.
    I can only imagine the number of laptops being unnecessarily serviced because people forgot their BIOS password.
    And that makes me mad. If your customers have a problem and you have a solution, help them, don't lie to them !

    If it is to maintain an "illusion" of better security, it's idiotic. This technique is well known (took me hours to find it because I'm not into this stuff), and if people think their BIOS or UEFi is inpenetrable because they set a password, they should know it's not the case. If you can boot into an OS, you can reset the date, and therefore rest the BIOS / UEFI, period. It's only a problem if you're not aware of it.

    Anyway, thanks to where I first saw the solution !
    Last edited by vaperoo; 06-29-2015 at 04:19 PM.

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