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mariusene
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Lenovo ThinkPad t440p bios update with Supervisor Password

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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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad t440p bios update with Supervisor Password

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.


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mariusene
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad t440p bios update with Supervisor Password

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 Smiley Happy) ... 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.

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad t440p bios update with Supervisor Password

I cannot be sure as I haven't done it myself


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mariusene
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad t440p bios update with Supervisor Password

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

mariusene
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad t440p bios update with Supervisor Password

It worked. It didn't ask for the Supervisor password and now i have the latest bios version!

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad t440p bios update with Supervisor Password

by updating the bios did it remove the supervisor password?

Are you now able to enter the bios and make changes?

 

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad t440p bios update with Supervisor Password

Updating the BIOS does NOT remove any passwords


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