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    Default HP Pro Slimline Setup password

    Got an old HP Slimline PC with badly corrupted Windows.

    Trying to set but it asks for Setup password which is not available or forgotten,

    How to reset it?

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    Default Re: HP Pro Slimline Setup password

    What version of Windows?

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    Default Re: HP Pro Slimline Setup password

    Win7

    HP's recovery won't work, asking for setup password.

    Need password to get into BIOS setup, too.

    I removed the CMOS batter, hoping it will reset, but NO....
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    Default Re: HP Pro Slimline Setup password

    Windows 7 for the OS is generally easy

    Two ways - Either by Command prompt in safe mode https://www.top-password.com/knowled...nd-prompt.html

    OR a loty easier way -- Download Lazesoft Recover My Password https://www.lazesoft.com/forgot-wind...-freeware.html make the bootable media, boot from it, select the account and simply remove it.

    There's other software that's better but they are not free.

    BIOS -- Thats another matter, how long did you leave out he Battery ? Assume the mains power was off / Out as well ?
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    Default Re: HP Pro Slimline Setup password

    BIOS...

    Took out the battery for about 3 min. Power cord was pulled out, too. After the battery was reinserted, the system date is gone. but still need Password to to enter BIOS. HP Recovery too, needs password.

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    Default Re: HP Pro Slimline Setup password

    Not long enough -- HP recommend 20-30 minutes.

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    Default Re: HP Pro Slimline Setup password

    Trying it now...

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    Default Re: HP Pro Slimline Setup password

    Just took it out ... will see ... after 30 min or more...

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    Default Re: HP Pro Slimline Setup password

    Left it there for more than an hour, inserted the battery back, no change. Still needs password....

    Maybe there's some other tricks to reset the password...

    Anyway, managed to do a fresh reinstall of Windows....

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    Default Re: HP Pro Slimline Setup password

    Since there's no actual Model Number given this a generic operation for all small Form Factor Desktops. - Try a jumper Reset.

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