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    Remove registered owner on HP DC7700 post screen

    We have a number of DC7700s which are being recycled however the school name is showing on the POST screen each time the machines load, even though I can't find a reference in the BIOS. The BIOS on each has been flashed at some point but I can't remember if it only started to appear then.

    I'd much rather be able to remove this reference before the machines leave us but can't seem to find any useful information on how to do this. I imagine reflashing the BIOS too would just retain the name.

    Don't suppose anyone has come across this? It appears just below the logo in the middle, centre aligned. I must admit i'd never really noticed it as a problem before, or even at all..

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    What happens is you reset the bios to defaults does it go away?

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    First thing I tried was reset to factory defaults.. it seems it's hard coded in somewhere.. bizarely!

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    Does pressing CTRL + A in the BIOS allow you to edit the owner tag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgsmith View Post
    We have a number of DC7700s which are being recycled however the school name is showing on the POST screen each time the machines load, even though I can't find a reference in the BIOS. The BIOS on each has been flashed at some point but I can't remember if it only started to appear then.

    I'd much rather be able to remove this reference before the machines leave us but can't seem to find any useful information on how to do this. I imagine reflashing the BIOS too would just retain the name.

    Don't suppose anyone has come across this? It appears just below the logo in the middle, centre aligned. I must admit i'd never really noticed it as a problem before, or even at all..
    F10 into BIOS on boot, and navigate to the Security tag.

    It's in there under Device ID I think. You can change the ID or delete it in there. Just remember to press F10 again to confirm that you have entered new info otherwise you'll lose it.

    Then save & quit

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    F10 into BIOS on boot, and navigate to the Security tag.

    It's in there under Device ID I think. You can change the ID or delete it in there. Just remember to press F10 again to confirm that you have entered new info otherwise you'll lose it.

    Then save & quit
    Champion, worked a treat, thanks

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    Glad to help!

    I've gotten to know the insides of the HP Bios pretty well working here

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