what is the difference between a supervisor password and a bios password

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  1. jfall

    jfall Diamond Member

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    my epox mobo has an option or both. What is the difference between the two?
     
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    I may be mistaken, but I think the BIOS password just prevents you from getting into the BIOS, while the supervisor password prevents you from booting the system at all unless you enter it.
     
  3. jfall

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    Can both be cleared using a jumper on the motherboard?
     
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    JustAnAverageGuy Diamond Member

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    Most motherboards come with a small book that answers these questions. They call it a manual. If not, you can certainly download the .PDF off of Epox's site. ;)
     
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    All CMOS settings can be cleared by depowering the CMOS. Which is what the clear cmos jumper on motherboards does.
     
  6. jfall

    jfall Diamond Member

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    I would but epox's website is loading very very slow tonight
     
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    Yes on most desktops. No on most laptops.

    The BIOS password comes first - then the Supervisor's Windows password. If you don't do BIOS, you will never get to Windows'.

    Unless you are sharing a PC with others and it is in a rather public place with open access - I recommend using neither. Leave both blank if yo8u are the sole user in your own home.
     
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    epox's us site is always slow... asus us site is also always slow

    generally theres a trick... its called use thier english taiwan global site:
    http://epox.com.tw/