[PC (Hong-Kong version) BIOS] BIOS Password & Screen Tips

Last Update date : Nov 23. 2020
Deleting a BIOS password

When you set a boot password using the BIOS (settings utility), you can more safely guard against viruses and hacking attacks. You can also remove this password if you prefer not to use it.

• Note
- Incorrect BIOS settings may result in system malfunction, so be careful.
- The BIOS settings screen, menus, and items may differ depending on your computer model and BIOS version.
- The BIOS can be changed to improve features, etc.
- Do not forget the password you set or let another person see it.
- If you forget the supervisor password or HDD password you set, please contact a nearby Samsung Service Center to reset it.


• Tips for each type of password
※ To use a user password or HDD password, a supervisor password must be set.

BIOS password

- Supervisor password (low security):
This password must be entered when turning on the computer or entering BIOS settings.

- User password (low security):
This password must be entered when entering BIOS settings.
This password is automatically disabled if you do not use a supervisor password.

- HDD password (high security):
This password must be entered when another computer accesses the hard drive (HDD).
This password may not be supported on some computer models.


• Deleting a BIOS password
- If you forget your user password, disable your supervisor password to automatically disable your user password.
- Some models will show that a password has been entered in a Setup Notice window. You then need to click OK to finish setting it up.

1 Press the [F2] key several times after turning on your PC but before the Samsung logo appears.
Restart PC, BIOS password
2 When you enter the BIOS settings screen, go to [Security].
Samsung BIOS Configuration, Security
3 Choose the type of password to delete: [supervisor password], [user password], or [HDD password].
Delete BIOS password
4 Enter your current password.
BIOS password, Samsung PC
5 Do not enter any text into the fields for new password or password confirmation and click [OK].
Delete BIOS password
6 In the [WARNING] window, click [OK].
Remove BIOS password
7 Click [Save] to save your changes, and restart your computer.
Do away BIOS password
Setting a BIOS password

When you set a boot password using the BIOS (settings utility), you can more safely guard against viruses and hacking attacks.

• Note
- Incorrect BIOS settings may result in system malfunction, so be careful.
- The BIOS settings screen, menus, and items may differ depending on your computer model and BIOS version.
- The BIOS can be changed to improve features, etc.
- Do not forget the password you set or let another person see it.
- If you forget the supervisor password or HDD password you set, please contact a nearby Samsung Service Center to reset it.
- If you forget your user password, disable your supervisor password to automatically disable your user password.


• Tips for each type of password
※ To use a user password or HDD password, a supervisor password must be set.

Set BIOS password

- Supervisor password (low security):
This password must be entered when turning on the computer or entering BIOS settings.

- User password (low security):
This password must be entered when entering BIOS settings.
This password is automatically disabled if you do not use a supervisor password.

- HDD password (high security):

This password must be entered when another computer accesses the hard drive (HDD).
This password may not be supported on some computer models.


• Setting a BIOS password
- To use the Password on Boot option, you must set a supervisor password and enter this password when the computer starts.
- To change your HDD password, restart your computer.
- Some models will show that a password has been entered in a Setup Notice window. You then need to click OK to finish setting it up.

1 Press the [F2] key several times after turning on your PC but before the Samsung logo appears.
BIOS settings
2 When you enter the BIOS settings screen, go to [Security].
BIOS security
3 Choose the type of password to set: [supervisor password], [user password], or [HDD password].
※ If you cannot select this item or you get an “HDD password frozen” message, restart your computer.
Samsung BIOS, set supervisor password
4 Enter the password you want to use, then enter it one more time, then click [OK].
※ You can enter a password of up to 20 characters.
Set BIOS password
5 Click [Save] to save your changes, and restart your computer.
Set BIOS password
[BIOS] screen tips

You can use the BIOS (settings utility) to set up features such as a boot password, boot priority, or the installed chip set.

• Note
- Incorrect BIOS settings may result in system malfunction, so be careful.
- The BIOS settings screen, menus, and items may differ depending on your computer model and BIOS version.
- The BIOS can be changed to improve features, etc.


• Screen tips
※ The BIOS settings screen is only available in English.

BIOS
Setting menu details
Tools
- Help: View BIOS settings help
- Default: Set to default value
- Restore: Cancel changes to settings
- Save: Save settings
- Exit: Exit BIOS settings
Help for the selected settings menu
Settings menu
- SysInfo: View basic computer specifications
- Advanced: Chip set and additional feature settings
- Security: Security feature settings
- Boot: Settings for booting and peripheral devices

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The above product description is only applicable to the Windows 10 on Samsung computers in year 2018.
The above product description was updated in December 2018 and for reference only.

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