THE SCENARIO

Imagine this following situation... You're using your outdated Windows XP laptop; surfing the web, messing around with MS-DOS, playing Doom 2 and Classic Runescape. After struggling with the many crashes, freezes, hangs and force resets that come with this territory you finally decide that it's time for an upgrade. For the next few weeks you start saving all that extra money you'd typically spend on Venmo everyday at lunch with colleagues until you feel you have enough to toss out that expired "Atari" you call a laptop. After scouring Craigslist for the better part of a Saturday morning you finally decide upon a slightly used HP Probook 430 G2 from a local seller. You take off to meet the soon-to-be previous owner of the HP at your local McDonalds (because sketchy people only do deals in back alleys!). With your expertise of the tech world you briefly look over the device and see that it is a fresh installation of Windows 8.1! After not prompting for a password at the login screen you feast your eyes upon the beautiful new layout of the Desktop, and as if things couldn't get any better you notice it has touch screen capabilities! SOLD! You hand over the money and race home to search Google for all of the updates to your currently outdated software. Once home, you pop open your new fancy laptop, only to realize that in your haste to finally rid yourself of your Y2K-era hardware you forgot to check for the existence of a BIOS level password! Craigslist guy has gone ghost on you, a week of failed Google queries about "HP Probook 430 G2 BIOS Password Reset" has finally landed you here at Ghostlyhaks whereupon you find an article by a "therealjayvi" who claims to have the answer to your problems. Reluctant to have your heart broken by yet another "expert" on the subject, you finally decide that his other articles seem legit, and click "Read More" to surprisingly find...

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