3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 20, 2012 1:38 PM by londonsteve

    Purpose of BIOS Password?

    panamavibes

      I noticed that in the motherboard's BIOS there are two passwords that can be set: Supervisor and User (or something like that). What is the difference between the two?

       

      And does any of those two require the password to be entered in order to complete the boot process into the Operating System? that is, if password is not met the OS is not booted.

       

      I ask because in this region stealing of computer equipment has become quite a problem and it would be nice if one could at least render the system unbootable if stolen.therbtio