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osager
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Can not change some Bios settings

Hi all:

 

I'm using X220 with Archlinux.

I want to enable VT-X in the Bios.

I have found the settings

It is disabled.

But the values are grey and can not be set.

What can I do ?

 

Thanks

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Message 2 of 14

Re: Can not change some Bios settings

this means there is a supervisor password set in the bios, did you get the machine new?
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Jin Li

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I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
osager
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Re: Can not change some Bios settings

I have never been prompted to enter the supervisor password

I have set the fingerprint before and i guess that's the reason why

 

Should I reinstall windows to make any changes ?

 

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Re: Can not change some Bios settings

Reinstall OS wont fix this issue.
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Jin Li

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osager
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Re: Can not change some Bios settings

I thought maybe there's some configurations in Thinkvintage that might solve the problem
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Bios supervisor password

Hi all:

 

I can enter BIOS configuration.

I can change CPU options.

But some other configs are of color grey

which means i can not modify them,such as virtualization.

 

I suppose i m not in the supervisor mode.

But never have i been prompted to type supervisor password.

what can i do ?

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Message 7 of 14

Re: Bios supervisor password

from a cold start press F1 as soon as you see the Lenovo splash screen and then enter the supervisor password regardless of which symbol you see.  If you have a power on or hard drive passwords these should be entered after the supervisor password.

Andy  

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osager
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Re: Bios supervisor password

Thank you for the reply. For the moment I've been using Fingerprint to enter the system. I tried F1 and I have only been prompted to enter Poweron and harddrive password. That's why I suspect that I dont have the supervisor password.

BTW: Is it true that BIOS has several "mode"?
user mode and administrator mode ?
osager
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Re: Bios supervisor password

Now I have removed the Fingerprint authorization.
I did a cold start, pressed F1
then i get directly haddrive passwor,
then poweron password.
then i entered successfully the BIOS settings

Then same old problems, I can not modify most of the passwords. Only the harddrive password.
I can not modify virtualization settings.
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Message 10 of 14

Re: Bios supervisor password

Hi osager, Just checkin: You ARE doing what AndyP suggested (ignoring what the prompt shows and entering the supervisor password)?

I don't work for Lenovo. I'm a crazy volunteer!

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