Reset BIOS Password

Just a quick note to myself and to all those that have “outdated” information on “how to remove the BIOS password”. Most of the computers today have a Jumper (sometimes in Green or blue color) that can be used to reset your bios password. Near that jumper should be a text (on the mainboard) which reads PSWD or PASSWD. Remove the jumper, power on, set a new password.

Removing the CMOS battery does not neccerily mean that the old password will go away. Not sure where those transistors store some energy, but even when you leave the PC without any power cable (USB, Monitor or anything) the password would not go away. The quickest method seems to be that nice Jumper 🙂