Why do I need to put a password on the BIOS and how to do it?

Hello friends! Continuing the topic of computer security, one cannot fail to mention the BIOS - the heart of any computer.

Why do I need to put a password on the BIOS and how to do it?

Why is this needed?

Most of us put passwords only on Windows, thinking that the computer is protected from access by third parties. But in reality, the main tool for working with a computer, the BIOS, remains unprotected. And through it, you can overwrite Windows, while leaving all your data and easily access it, or even just block the computer from turning on. Therefore, a password on the BIOS is also required, as well as on the system itself. This is especially true for laptops.

How to do it?

The BIOS shell differs for all motherboard manufacturers, but in general, the general settings system is approximately the same. Therefore, you can easily understand.

  • In the first seconds of turning on the computer, press F1, F2, F8 or Delete (most often works) - depending on the manufacturer of the motherboard. This will take you to the BIOS itself.
  • Then find "Set Supervisor Password" or "Administrator Password" or something similar and use it to set a password.
  • Save BIOS settings by pressing F10 or using "Save & Exit Setup"

It all looks like the one shown in the picture above. If you have something similar to this - you are on the right track!

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