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P15 Supervisor Password

2021-11-25, 11:22 AM

Hi,

I have a ThinkPad P15 and I have a supervisor password set. In my case, I have not lost the password. The problem is that I have a number of passwords I have saved for a number of machines and I am not exactly sure which one of them is. 

My question is: if I insert a wrong password three times, will it brick my system? Or can I just restart and try again?


I have already inserted wrong passwords twice, and the message said "one attempt left". Is this "attempts" number getting reset everytime I restart the system? When I saw "one attempt left", I have restarted my system and everything was fine. But when returning at the BIOS login prompt, I cannot see how many attempt I have left. Right now I am very scared to insert a password again. Will it brick my system or I will have two attempts left all over again?

I don't mind restarting my system, I have 3-4 passwords noted down and one in my head I would like to try out. Will it work though? 

 

Best regards,

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Re:P15 Supervisor Password

2021-11-25, 12:29 PM

Welcome to the community forum.

 

According to this thread it's 3 tries, then reboot and repeat ad infinitum. Wrong password attempts



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Re:P15 Supervisor Password

2021-11-25, 12:29 PM

Welcome to the community forum.

 

According to this thread it's 3 tries, then reboot and repeat ad infinitum. Wrong password attempts



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2021-11-30, 16:50 PM

Thank you so much. It worked and now I have full control over my system!

 

 

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2021-11-30, 17:13 PM

Good to hear. It would be frustrating to lose a system due to a "three strikes and you're out" situation.



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