How to Clear the Power on a Password on an HP Compaq 6715B

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How to Clear the Power on a Password on an HP Compaq 6715B
The power-on password protects your laptop. (laptop image by Angie Lingnau from Fotolia.com)

If your HP Compaq 6715B laptop is lost or stolen, the power-on password can protect the valuable data on your computer. Even so, there may be times you'll want to clear that password and knowing the right procedure will make that easier. Once the power-on password is cleared, the Compaq 6715B will no longer require you to enter a password just to start up your laptop.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Shut down your Compaq 6715B and wait for it to power off. Press the "Power" button to restart the laptop.

  2. 2

    Tap the "F10" key after the Compaq splash screen appears. Wait for the set-up menu to appear.

  3. 3

    Use the arrow keys to navigate to the "Security" menu and scroll down to the "Power On Password" option. Delete the entries in both boxes, then press the "F10" key.

  4. 4

    Choose the "Save Changes and Exit" option to exit the set-up menu. Wait for the laptop to restart and verify that the laptop does not prompt for a power-on password.

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