04-26-2016 09:32 AM
Hello Guys. My name is Marius, and i have a question for you. I recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad T440p online, and i noticed it has a supervisor password that i don't know, and neither the seller doesn't. My question is, can i update the Bios ( cause i have 2.24 version now ) without having this password? Or will it crash ? I need a 100% sure answer, as i don't want to brick my laptop. Thank you
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04-26-2016 11:40 AM
There is a setting in the BIOS to allow or not allow update by end users. If this is disabled, you must enter the supervisor password in order to update the BIOS. It is usually a bad idea to use a machine with an unknown supervisor password. Many kinds of problems can leave you with a bricked machine.
04-26-2016 12:59 PM
I noticed that option in bios, and is set to Enable. So are you sure i can update it with no loss? I don't want to have surprises and to have to change the motherboard ) ... And yes, i know is a bad idea to use it with this password, but i have no other choice. I bought it a a good price, like 350$ few months ago, the t440p, and for that price, i accepted this inconvenient.
04-26-2016 01:30 PM
I cannot be sure as I haven't done it myself
04-27-2016 03:59 AM
I have another thinkpad x250, with no supervisor password. I can put a supervisor password and then try a bios update. If it works, will it work on my t440 too? Thanks
02-16-2017 08:05 AM
Updating the BIOS does NOT remove any passwords