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Dell G15 5530 Owner's Manual

Deleting or changing an existing system password or setup password

Prerequisites

Ensure that the Password Status is Unlocked (in the System Setup) before attempting to delete or change the existing system password and/or setup password. You cannot delete or change an existing system password or setup password if the Password Status is Locked.

About this task

To enter the System Setup, press F2 immediately after a power-on or reboot.

Steps

  1. In the System BIOS or System Setup screen, select System Security and press Enter.
    The System Security screen is displayed.
  2. In the System Security screen, verify that the Password Status is Unlocked.
  3. Select System Password. Update or delete the existing system password, and press Enter or Tab.
  4. Select Setup Password. Update or delete the existing setup password, and press Enter or Tab.
    NOTE:If you change the system password and/or setup password, reenter the new password when prompted. If you delete the system password and/or setup password, confirm the deletion when prompted.
  5. Press Esc. A message prompts you to save the changes.
  6. Press Y to save the changes and exit from System Setup.
    The computer restarts.

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