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Dell Precision Tower 7910 Owner's Manual

Disabling a System Password

The system's software security features include a system password and a setup password. The password jumper disables any password(s) currently in use. There are 2–pins for the PSWD jumper.

  • NOTE: The password jumper is disabled by default.
  1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer .
  2. Remove the cover.
  3. Identify the PSWD jumper on the system board. For identifying the PSWD jumper on the system board, see the System Board Components.
  4. Remove the PSWD jumper from the system board.
    • NOTE: The existing passwords are not disabled (erased) until the computer boots without the jumper.
  5. Install the cover.
    • NOTE: If you assign a new system and/or setup password with the PSWD jumper installed, the system disables the new password(s) the next time it boots.
  6. Connect the computer to the electrical outlet and power-on the computer.
  7. Power-off the computer and disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet.
  8. Remove the cover.
  9. Replace the jumper on the pins.
  10. Install the cover.
  11. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
  12. Power-on the computer.
  13. Go to the system setup, and assign a new system or setup password.

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