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hvrmln
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password window

Has anyone ever seen this? 

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Since I recently upgraded my Medion laptop from Windows 10 to Windows 11,  this window appears whenever I start my laptop, even before I can start Windows with my pincode. I think it may come from Medion. 

 

 

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daddle
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@hvrmln 

 

This seems to be a Bios password. Most probaly you have acidentally set up a PW for Setup and Boot (Admin PW)

If you have been recently in Bios, and opened the password section; it could be you just pressed one tab, a letter, or maybe space tab only, and saved the Bios (plus PW ) by leaving, because you also have made some other changes which you wanted to save.

 

Just a guess

 

Cheers, daddle

 

hvrmln
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Thank you very much.

Stupid of me not to think of the BIOS, which I changed several times on other systems but that's a long, long time ago.

Anyway, I did not touch the BIOS this time, it must have happened during the W10 to W11 upgrade because this window never appeared in W10 or earlier Windows versions. 

 

I am not sure about the best approach: I have already changed the boot sequence from #1 (OS) to #2 (UEFI) but the password window still appears.  My BIOS now has  Set Admin PW Installed, Admin PW Not installed, and PW Check [Always].   When I try to change PW Check it only highlights I/O Interface Security. 

 

Any suggestions?

 

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