Surface Pro 6 - Power on Password required

  1. MoabUtah's Avatar
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    Surface Pro 6 - Power on Password required


    Over the years, I have always added a power on password to my laptops. This has always been set up in the BIOS.
    I am now the owner of a Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Windows 10 v20H2 [a lovely machine I might add] but have not been able to figure out how to set up a power on password.
    The UEFI password has been set but I have failed to get a power on password. Searching Google and my question invariably gets changed to setting an UEFI password rather than a power on.

    Is anyone her familiar with doing this please?
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  2. hsehestedt's Avatar
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    My apologies, I don't know the Surface Pro 6 so I can't provide a 100% solution for what you are trying to accomplish, but I can suggest a close workaround if you find no answer.

    If you were to consider encrypting your drive with BitLocker, there is an option for BitLocker to require a pre-boot PIN. This means that the PIN would be needed each time the computer is started or it will not even boot.

    Hopefully someone can suggest a better solution, but I thought that I would point out this similar alternative.
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  3. MoabUtah's Avatar
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    Thank you for the assistance ... I've only heard of BitLocker when people complain that they cannot get through it because, usually, they've forgotten their password!

    I shall have a look at it.


    Alas. Windows 10 Home installed ... always thought it was W10 Pro?
    Last edited by MoabUtah; 22 Jan 2021 at 04:41.
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