Computer security is a serious concern for most computer users. Whether your computer is often around untrustworthy individuals, or you have a child that you don't want to use your computer, a good password can be very effective. For many people, this may be a password for a particular Windows user account, but it is possible to go one step further and password protect your system through the basic input/output system (BIOS). BIOS is the first software that the computer runs when it is turned on. If a user doesn't know the BIOS password, it can be very difficult to use the computer.
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Turn on the computer by pressing the power button.
Hold the F2 key for several seconds to access the Sony Vaio BIOS.
Type your old BIOS password when prompted.
Utilise the up and down arrows on your keyboard to select the "Security" option in BIOS, then press "Enter".
Navigate to the "Administrator Password" option and press the "Enter" button.
Type in the old password, type the new password two times, then press "Enter" when finished.
Press the "Esc" key on your keyboard, then select the option to "Save and Exit". The next time you start your computer, you will be prompted for the new BIOS password.
Tips and warnings
- You can make other changes to you computer through your BIOS, including the colours of lights and the order in which the computer will boot.
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