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New ThinkPads BIOS Supervisor Password Graphic

#1 Post by igtoth » Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:04 am

Hey everyone,

I recently acquired a ThinkPad T14 Gen 3, and while setting up the BIOS supervisor password, I encountered something unexpected. Previously, on older ThinkPad models, upon booting up the machine, I would only see the graphic of a lock and prompt, but now, after setting up the BIOS supervisor password, I'm greeted with a different graphical interface upon startup, as shown in the attached image.

Is there any way to revert this to the simpler lock graphic that was common in older ThinkPad models? I find the new graphical interface somewhat distracting and would prefer the simplicity of the older design. Any guidance or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

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Re: New ThinkPads BIOS Supervisor Password Graphic

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Jun 10, 2024 9:06 am

I don't have that machine but go into BIOS/Config and at the bottom of that screen, change Setup UI from "Graphical" to "Simple text".
No guarantee but give it a try.
If you don't like it, or doesn't work, change it back.
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Re: New ThinkPads BIOS Supervisor Password Graphic

#3 Post by igtoth » Mon Jun 10, 2024 4:36 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2024 9:06 am
I don't have that machine but go into BIOS/Config and at the bottom of that screen, change Setup UI from "Graphical" to "Simple text".
No guarantee but give it a try.
If you don't like it, or doesn't work, change it back.
I've tried that .. change only main BIOS screens. password prompt continues as GUI

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Re: New ThinkPads BIOS Supervisor Password Graphic

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Jun 11, 2024 1:37 am

Try this: https://badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=111439
T14s is not all that different from T14.
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Re: New ThinkPads BIOS Supervisor Password Graphic

#5 Post by mikemex » Tue Jun 11, 2024 1:45 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 1:37 am
Try this: https://badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=111439
T14s is not all that different from T14.
Interesting. Would that work on a G3 T14s?
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Re: New ThinkPads BIOS Supervisor Password Graphic

#6 Post by igtoth » Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:17 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 1:37 am
Try this: https://badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=111439
T14s is not all that different from T14.
I have the password. I just want the old style prompt back. That GUI isn't nice at all.

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Re: New ThinkPads BIOS Supervisor Password Graphic

#7 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:49 am

Tough.
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