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  • RyanT164 commented on Rajiv Priyadarshi's instructable How to Bypass BIOS Passwords3 weeks ago
    How to Bypass BIOS Passwords

    Also worth noting to anyone else.. If you have a BIOS locked Dell laptop, and you only plan on using it for basic web browsing and don't mind Linux.. You can take the HDD out of that laptop, put it into another one without a locked BIOS, install any distro of Linux that you want, then put said HDD back into your Dell laptop and boot as normal. Everything will boot up and you can set the computer up, it'll work like you just started a new computer for the first time.This doesn't work when trying it with Windows.. Microsoft has a security measure in check that helps try and stop those types of things from happening, and deactivates your copy of Windows. Since Linux is completely open source and FREE, it all works without a hitch.That is my input to anyone willing to run Linux that needs a...see more »Also worth noting to anyone else.. If you have a BIOS locked Dell laptop, and you only plan on using it for basic web browsing and don't mind Linux.. You can take the HDD out of that laptop, put it into another one without a locked BIOS, install any distro of Linux that you want, then put said HDD back into your Dell laptop and boot as normal. Everything will boot up and you can set the computer up, it'll work like you just started a new computer for the first time.This doesn't work when trying it with Windows.. Microsoft has a security measure in check that helps try and stop those types of things from happening, and deactivates your copy of Windows. Since Linux is completely open source and FREE, it all works without a hitch.That is my input to anyone willing to run Linux that needs a basic laptop for the internet, email, basic computer tasks and isn't afraid crack open a few computers.

    I have a Dell Latitude 3340 that I purchased on eBay with a locked BIOS.. If you can help.Tag is: 3W8DC32There is no: -XXXX after that on the sticker on the bottom of the computer, or running [sudo dmidecode] in terminal on Linux. Hope you can help.. I can use the computer as is and have been for months now.. But having access to being able to change boot order would be much appreciated.

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