How to Set or Reset BIOS Administrator Password in HP Notebook

Some HP Notebook PCs  may be unable to Enter F10 System Setup as BIOS Administrator if HP ProtectTools is Enabled. If the BIOS Administrator password is not set, and HP ProtectTools security is enabled in Security Manager, then you may not be able to enter the Computer Setup utility at startup as a BIOS administrator. You will only be allowed to enter the setup as a ProtectTools user with very limited access.

To resolve this issue, create a BIOS administrator password and delete previous ProtectTools user logs by following this procedure:

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The Trouble with Bloatware! Argh!

I happen to own what I consider to be quite a decent Hewlett Packard Notebook. One of the features I love to flaunt about my computer is the onboard WWAN card; this allows me to easily connect to Safaricom or any mobile data network without having to stick a USB dongle into one of my few ports. I really wonder why this feature has not caught on in mainstream notebooks yet. Anyhow, other cool specifications of my computer include a really large hard disk, a fast processor, tones of memory and nice speakers. It could do with a better graphics card but I suppose one cannot have it all.

Now with such a good machine, one would be surprised to find out that it could not run a 64bit guest operating system because the virtualization features of the processor are disabled by default in the computer’s Basic Input Output System(BIOS). A simple solution to this problem would be to go to the BIOS and enable the processor’s virtualization features; I mean, it should be a simple toggle setting – either enabled or not. Well, lets just say that it is NOT that simple, and thus the point of this post.

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Love, Sex, Money and Userscripts!

Yeah, I know. The title is a bit funny but, I suppose that is what hobby blogging is all about. And I have chosen to use this platform to inform about things that many people have no idea their browsers can do. FYI, your browser is quite an important application on your system – more important than your word processor if you ask me. Seeing as nowadays a computer without a connection to the net is much like a fountain pen without ink, read on and learn just why you should think twice before buying a netbook with an Atom processor just because it is cheap, small and cute. I own a netbook and I simply cant do too much on it because it really cant handle my browsing. It can surprisingly handle my word processing though, quite well! Now, moving on to the meat of the matter.

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Chipolopolo prove that they are not shot out of a bonoko

Zambia-players-celebrateThree premier league players missed penalties? Well, it seems like the likes of Drogba and crew are not used to scoring when the ball is not moving and the angle to the target is not obvious.

As a mathematician, there was no way I could support Zambia because yenyewe the odds were stacked up against them. So, seeing as neither of the countries there were Kenya or Uganda, not all my heart was there but I must say, congratulations to the Zambian bullets. As for akina Drogba, who should have won this tournament, better luck next time, and for crying out loud – can you all learn how to take penalties! I am not the biggest fan of soccer but I do not like supporting the technically better and greater but losing side. Sad smile

In other news, we won a ‘plate’ and beating Argentina in Las Vegas this weekend. Someone please advise me if this is a good thing or bad thing. I am truly not too sure between the cup, plate and shield, which we really should be wanting to hold. All in all, we won so, Congratulations Rugby Team!

NB: Just realized, shortest post so far….hmmm….

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RIP Whitney Houston and Comments on CIA DDOS Attack

Whitney-Houston

Whitney Houston is dead. How sad is that. Well, as Dr. Gregory House keeps on reminding us, for those who watch House…’everybody lies’  and if we twist that just a little bit, we get another truth, so to speak…’everybody dies’. So do rest in peace Whitney.

I will leave that there seeing as a quick Google search reveales 604 million results and several thousand news related articles on the topic so for more details on that, click here. Now back to some interesting news I was tracking on the twitter-verse concerning the takedown of the CIA site via DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service Attack). Many people are saying that if the CIA website can be attacked and taken down, then seriously, is there a site that can’t be brought down? And to that question, I answer – probably YES!  Bring me the guy(s) who take down Google, Yahoo, and Facebook (Twitter is not on that list because it normally does a good enough job of taking itself down from time to time) and I will literally kneel in front of them and kiss their feet! Why do I say this? Read on.

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