I am trying to remove / guess the bios password on my locked workstations. I have another 25 or so machines to re-image for work. I don’t want to have to open each individual desktop case and pop the cmos battery as that is overly time consuming.
So I was told to boot into Hiren’s Boot CD and go to dos utilities. However, whenever I boot my Hiren’s boot cd it goes into its windows version and there is no bios psswd reset tool to be found.
I think you may need an older version of it. It looks like it’s current called “Hiren’s BootCD PE” and the PE stands for [Windows] Pre-Installation Environment. The PE is a special version of Windows that is very limited… in essence its what runs when you boot Windows from a DVD and you answer all those pre-installation questions (language, keyboard, CD key, etc).
I must warn you that I don’t think Windows PE is licensable for this use, which means HBCD is probably questionably legal.
It looks like there is still a version 7’ish that supports DOS while the current PE version is more like v1.0.2.