I have just been given a pc,nothing fancy just an old Apricot MS series,the guy who gave it me cleaned what he could from the Hdd,but it still has his name and address on the bios when it starts up,i was wondering if this can be removed,he has tried but couldnt figure out how to do it.Also it has a Digital Fingerprint password that you have to enter at bootup,thats ok i have all the info i need,but i would rather it booted stright into windows without this option to input a password,i have tried looking in the bios but i cannot see anything about passwords in there.
Yes you can switch this off or overwrite with your own name. I have an old HP laptop where name and address is set in BIOS' but is at work and will not be able to look at the BIOS till Wednesday at earliest.
The settings are usually in the BIOS under security or configuration settings where you would set the BIOS passwords. If it has a supervisor password set you may not be able to get at the relevant location to make the changes unless you know that password.