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    Exclamation I tried installing windows on my Mac, that resulted in an error.
    After trying to install windows on my Mac, the computer froze. I shut it down by holding the power button. When I booted it up normally, I got a message saying: "No boot device. Insert boot device then press anything to continue" well, something like that. After booting my computer while holding the "alt" key the firmware password showed up (I can't remember my firmware password).
    My question is:
    Is there a way I can fix my computer by correctly installing windows and doing something from there.

    I want to avoid opening my computer and resetting the ram.
    If I wanted to to open my computer and reset the ram, will the windows part disrupt the process?

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    I don't want windows anymore I just want to remove the firmware password lock and to continue using Mac OSx normally.

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    Unfortunately, If you don't remember your EFI password, you're going to need assistance from Apple. That's one of those that you absolutely should not forget.

    Bring it to an Apple Store, make sure you have proof of ownership. Pulling the CMOS battery will have no effect, so don't bother opening it.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Welcome to Mac-Forums

    From what I know, removing the Firmware lock can be done by entering the proper password and then disabling it or taking your Mac to an Apple store and proving ownership..

    Were you trying to install Windows through Bootcamp or something else??
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    @Raz0rEdge yes, I tried installing it using boot camp.

    One small detail,
    I bought my Mac from Virgin Megastore and there aren't any official apple stores where I'm from.

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    And you DID put a firmware password on it once you purchased the Mac right? How new is the Mac? Our usual advice to get past firmware passwords is to visit an Apple store, if you don't have one near you, a call to Apple might be in order to figure out the best way forward..
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    I don't exactly remember putting a firmware password but I assumed that it was in the setup procedure. I bought the Mac around last December.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmarAlMansoori View Post
    I don't exactly remember putting a firmware password but I assumed that it was in the setup procedure. I bought the Mac around last December.
    The EFI password isn't configured by default. In fact, you have to go through a very specific procedure to configure it. It's not something you can stumble into by accident.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    I don't know, you are most probably right but I have no memory of setting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmarAlMansoori View Post
    I don't know, you are most probably right but I have no memory of setting it.
    Have you tried some passwords that you commonly use?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    All of them ;(

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    Well, seems like the next step would be to give this a try:

    https://locate.apple.com/ae/en/#
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Thanks a lot I will

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