Hardware Thread, Remove registered owner on HP DC7700 post screen in Technical; We have a number of DC7700s which are being recycled however the school name is showing on the POST screen ...
8th September 2013, 11:27 PM #1
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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8th September 2013, 11:28 PM #2
What happens is you reset the bios to defaults does it go away?
8th September 2013, 11:34 PM #3
First thing I tried was reset to factory defaults.. it seems it's hard coded in somewhere.. bizarely!
8th September 2013, 11:35 PM #4
Does pressing CTRL + A in the BIOS allow you to edit the owner tag?
9th September 2013, 10:14 AM #5
F10 into BIOS on boot, and navigate to the Security tag.
Originally Posted by dgsmith
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
Thanks to ICTDirect_Dave from:
dgsmith (10th September 2013)
10th September 2013, 02:28 PM #6
Champion, worked a treat, thanks
Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave
10th September 2013, 02:31 PM #7
Glad to help!
I've gotten to know the insides of the HP Bios pretty well working here
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